White Wine Sauce
Daníel Jón Ómarsson, head chef at Hotel Rangá, a luxury countryside resort in Southern Iceland, is sharing one of his favorite date night salmon recipes.
“We developed this dish after experimenting with completely different flavors and discovering how well they worked together,” he explains. “The winning combination of salmon, broccoli, homemade granola, and white wine sauce is guaranteed to impress.”
“The savory granola really makes the dish complete,” he adds. “We wanted to add some crunch to give the plate a variety of different textures.”
Though the recipe is lengthy, Ómarsson suggests making the individual components ahead of time, including the granola and sauce. Once prepared, plate the dish by layering the salmon atop the broccoli, followed by garnishing the fillet with white wine sauce and crunchy granola.
Read on for directions to make Ómarsson’s best-selling salmon at home.
Pan-fry the salmon for 2–3 minutes on each side.
Cut vegetables into small pieces and place vegetables in a frying pan with oil on low heat.
Add wine and reduce by 75 percent.
Add cream and boil for 30 minutes.
Thicken sauce to desired consistency.
Season with salt, lemon juice, and honey.
Strain sauce and discard vegetables.
Preheat oven and in a medium-size bowl, mix seeds and sugar together. Stir to blend.
Bake until lightly golden, about 25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
Let the granola cool completely and stir in the honey.
Slice the broccoli into small pieces.
Fry in hot oil for 2 minutes and season to taste.