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Grilled Salmon with Herbed Strawberry Hollandaise Recipe

Traditional hollandaise sauce gets a summery twist in this delightful entree. After being marinated in a fresh strawberry vinaigrette, salmon fillets are grilled and dressed with the strawberry-herb sauce. —Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, divided
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon or 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • Optional garnishes: chopped green onions and additional fresh strawberries

Directions

  • 1. Place strawberries in a food processor. Cover and process until pureed; set aside 2 tablespoons for sauce. Pour remaining puree into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the vinegar, oil, cilantro, salt, cayenne and 1 teaspoon mustard. Add the salmon; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Place salmon skin side down on a grill rack. Grill salmon, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 12-14 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Keep warm.
  • 3. In a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, constantly whisk the egg yolks, cream, lemon juice and remaining mustard until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Reduce heat to low. Very slowly drizzle in warm melted butter, whisking constantly. Stir in tarragon and reserved strawberry puree.
  • 4. Serve immediately with salmon. Garnish with green onions and additional strawberries if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with about 3 tablespoons sauce (calculated without garnishes) equals 459 calories, 36 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 238 mg cholesterol, 223 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 31 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.