Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Salmon with orange-onion puree

3 comments Mar 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes

I am currenly a lot into fish as you probably have noticed. This time I caught some salmon at my local fish store. I just love salmon, preferably with a nice sauce to it. This time I tried something new. A puree of onion and orange. It goes well with the fish and adds a hint of summer to the dish.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

cooking time: 40 minutes

easy recipe


  • filet of salmon
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • au gratin potatoes:

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 200 ml cream
  • 150 gram hard cheese
  • for the puree:

  • one red onion
  • 2 oranges
  • some olive oil


For the “au gratin potatoes” cut the peeled potatoes into thin slices and layer half of them into a baking tray. Sprinkle some of the grinded cheese over them and add some salt and pepper.

Now layer the remaining potatoes over the others and again add cheese as well as salt and pepper. Now pour the cream into the pan. You also can use milk, if you prefer the dish to be lighter. Bake at 180 degrees for 40 minutes. Towards the end of the baking time you may want to activate the broiler in order to give the gratin some colour.

Mince the peeled onion in a mixer until it is very fine. Then fry it in a pan with some olive oil until brown. Add the juice of the oranges and let it simmer on low heat until the liquid has reduced and you have a puree.

Season the fish with salt and pepper. When the Gratin is about to be ready fry the fish from all sides in olive oil for about 4 to 6 minutes.


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  1. What an interesting puree! It must pair wonderfully well with the salmon!



  2. Beautiful salmon, I love the orange-onion puree. Sounds pretty indulging!

  3. If there wasn’t the fear of too much mercury in salmon, I’d have it more often (currently once a month). You orange onion sauce sounds very interesting to try.

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