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Salmon on a Bed of Leeks

Salmon on a Bed of Leeks
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  • 1 bunch leeks (3 to 4)
  • 2 teaspoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or vermouth
  • 2 6-8- ounce salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons grated Gruyere cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste



1 Trim green tops and root ends from leeks; slit vertically into quarters, leaving 1/3 inch intact at root end.

2 Separate sections and wash under cold running water; drain well. In 10-inch saute pan, melt butter over medium heat.

3 Add leeks and cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often, until leeks are wilted.

4 Stir in wine, arrange salmon on leeks, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

5  Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 5 minutes.

6 Sprinkle cheese over salmon, cover and cook another 3 to 5 minutes or until salmon is opaque around edges and firm, and cheese is melted.

7 Transfer to warm dinner plate with broad spatula and serve immediately.

Source: National Fisheries Institute

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