I finally got back to the Recipe Must Make List that was inspired by Little Miss Mixture back in May. Fish is one of those things that I tend to order more out than make at home. I have always enjoyed certain types of fish, but I just never seem to purchase it a lot. I know that we really should eat it more, at least one to two times a week. Maybe that should be a food goal of mine for next year.
Anyway we like salmon and when I find sockeye on sale it is hard to resist. So a couple of weeks ago I bought some salmon. We had a nice grilled meal that day and I froze the rest. This week knowing I wanted to use the salmon, I went straight to the must try list. There was a perfect dish for a weeknight dinner that Little Miss Mixture had added from the April 2014 Cooking Light.
Seared Salmon with Sweet Corn and Bacon Saute was pictured in the magazine and looked good. Though as I have mentioned in the blog before sometimes I know what catches Little Miss Mixture’s eye and it this is was bacon. She loves bacon and eat or at least try anything that has bacon in it. Thus the night she ordered Bacon wrapped Dates for dinner even though she is not a date fan. She ate them though and enjoyed them. This recipe as many do uses only a small amount of bacon to provide added flavor. I recently started purchasing a pack of nitrate free bacon and wrapping two to three pieces up and freezing them for recipes exactly like this.
As you have probably figured out by now if you have read enough post, I never seem to follow recipes exactly. I try and on occasion I do especially with certain items. I had all intention of following this recipe aside from substituting fresh corn for frozen because I just cannot see using frozen produce when it is in season. I am not a big frozen produce person anyway unless I have bought it fresh and frozen it myself as I do with a lot of fruit for our smoothies. However, as I set out to create our dinner, I realized I unexpectedly had already used the green onions that I purchased for the seared salmon with sweet corn and bacon dish.
What is a girl to do?
There are really two options. # 1 Throw on some shoes and get everyone in the car to run get the forgotten item or # 2 improvise. Well in this case since I had the main ingredients on hand I decided to improvise and it turned out perfectly.
Pan Seared Salmon with Corn & Bacon Sauté
- 3 center – cut bacon slices, chopped
- 1 Medium shallot, finely chopped
- ¼ onion, chopped
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced, white parts only, divided
- ¼ – ½ cup dry white wine
- 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
- 2 ears fresh corn, cut from cob
- ½ bell pepper, chopped
- 1 tsp, plus freshly ground black pepper, divided
- 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
- 4 center – cut salmon fillets, skinned (6 – ounce)
Directions for Sauté
1. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat 4 minutes or until almost done, stirring occasionally.
2. Add shallot, onion, and 2/3 white parts of green onions; sauté 2 minutes. Add wine, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.
3. Stir in vinegar, corn, bell pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; cook 4 minutes.
4. Make sure you still have some liquid in pan, cover and continue to cook on low while you prepare the fish.
5. Taste and add more pepper if desired.
6. Just before serving mix in remaining white parts of green onion. This adds a little crunch to the dish.
Directions for Salmon
1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat.
2. Sprinkle fillets with remaining ¼ – 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
3. Add fillets to pan; cook 4 minutes.
4. Turn and cook 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.
Divide corn mixture among 4 plates; top with fillets.
Printable Recipe Pan Seared salmon with bacon and corn sauté
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