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Monday, May 13, 2013

Salmon Steak with Molasses Sauce

(Pekmezli Somon Tava - Istanbul)

Salmon Steak with Molasses Sauce
1 Salmon steak
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Grape Molasses Sauce:
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp grape molasses
1 tbsp lemon juice
Pinch of cayenne

Heat up the olive oil in the frying pan and cook skin side down until the skin is crisp. Turn salmon over, and cook for about 5 minutes, or until browned. Salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork. Place on a serving platter.

Prepare the sauce; wipe up the pan with paper towel. Melt the butter and add the grape molasses, pepper flakes and lemon juice, stir. Pour the Grape Molasses Sauce over the salmon, serve with Avocado Salad by the side.



At 11:47 PM, Anonymous Valerie said...

A Napa chef mentioned "pekmezi" on Chopped the other night, and I replayed 3 times to understand what he'd said. As a chef, I was THRILLED to have to learn a new ingredient.

Well, turns out I had "grape must" in my fridge - the Spanish arrope, but it is quite old, so went to my local Middle Eastern store here in Tucson and got an enormous jar of üzüm pekmezi! MUCH better than my old stuff.

Your recipe was simple and perfect! I had a small fillet, so it cooked in only 5 minutes. Being me, I had to add some minced garlic, too.

Did the avo salad with what I had on hand - a very satisfying, scrumptious dinner. Thank you! I'm going to check out your book. Looking forward to more good eating.

The Gem Chef

At 9:54 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I am glad you liked my recipes, Valerie!

I watched the same show and smiled when they used “pekmez” by adding the suffix 'i':)

I also noticed that a few more of our ingredients were used on food channel. Like “Tarhana” which is the first instant soup (I think, they called it Darhana). And, our beloved “Tavuk Göğsü” dessert (literally means; chicken breast) was another one. Sadly, one of the chefs was not happy about it when he found out that the dessert was prepared with the chicken breast!


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