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The Salmon Are Always Running... in Ireland!

Posted on March 15, 2018 with 0 comments

 

It's that time of year again!

You're either really Irish, or you wish you were!

So do yourself a favor, eschew the supposedly traditional corned beef, et al., and look back to The Auld Sod (or to This Auld Chef!!!) for some more authentically Irish treats!

Case in point: fish 'n' chips may be ubiquitous in Irish pubs (and I do love them), but nothing says "Ireland" like a perfect slab o' salmon with some crispy or creamy potatoes on the side.

For a deliciously light, cool and refreshing meal, try my Poached Salmon with Basil Mayonnaise on a bed of arugula with sautéed cubed potatoes...

Poached Salmon with Basil Mayonnaise, Sautéed Cubed Potatoes and Arugula Salad

http://www.thisoldchef.com/blog.html/poached_salmon/

For a heartier St. Patrick's Day dinner, you will love this Salmon with Pinot Noir Sauce, Colcannon and Asparagus...

Salmon with Butter and Pinot Noir Sauce, Colcannon and Asparagus

http://www.thisoldchef.com/blog.html/st_patricks_day_salmon_colcannon_and_asparagus/

And here's a particularly wicked salmon preparation that is both tasty and indulgent!  We love this Prosciutto-Wrapped Salmon with Succotash and Sautéed Potatoes...

Prosciutto-Wrapped Salmon with Succotash and Sautéed Potatoes

http://www.thisoldchef.com/blog.html/homecoming_prosciuttowrapped_salmon_with_succotash_and_potatoes/ 

(Be sure to spray a little EVOO in the pan before that ham 'n' salmon package goes on the heat!)

So have a wonderful day - Sláinte! - and try to look beyond what you've been told are Irish foods suitable for St. Patrick's Day.  The Emerald Isle has some of the greatest natural resources in the world.  Employ them!  Enjoy them!