Seared Salmon or Herring Fillets with Granny Smith Vinaigrette
Recipe type: Fish
  • 2 whole filleted salmon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • flour for dredging
  • Vinaigrette
  • ½ Granny Smith apple, cored and finely diced (skin on)
  • 2 tbs plus 2 tsp white-wine vinegar
  • 2 tbs plus 2 tsp hazelnut oil (substitute olive oil)
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh tarragon plus tarragon leaves for garnish
  1. Place a frypan over high heat and heat until very hot, about 5 minutes.
  2. Cut the fillets into 4 portions. Season it with salt and pepper, then flour lightly with instant flour.
  3. When the pan is hot, add all the fillets turning frequently to make sure they don't stick, about 2 minutes per side. Remove when just cooked.
  4. To make the vinaigrette:
  5. In a bowl, beat together the apple, the vinegar, the hazelnut oil, and the 2 teaspoons of chopped tarragon.
  6. To serve, divide fillets among 4 plates. Top with diced apples removed from the vinaigrette with a slotted spoon. Pour the remainder of the vinaigrette over and around the fish. Garnish with fresh tarragon leaves.
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