Gratin of Poached Salmon

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Title: Gratin of Poached Salmon
Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Fish


2 Poached salmon steaks -or-
2 c Salmon cooked any other way;
4 Hard-cooked eggs
1 lg Onion
4 tb Butter (may need a bit more)
1/2 tb Curry powder
5 tb Flour
2 c Milk; heated in a small pan
-(I have used table
-cream/light cream)
4 -(up to)
6 tb Dry vermouth (or dry white
White pepper
1 -(up to)
2 ts Minced fresh dill weed (or a
-big pinch or two of dried)
2/3 c Grated swiss cheese (or
-other cheese or mix of
-cheeses as desired)

From: Janet Morrissey

Date: 31 May 1995 05:29:35 -0600
Here's one of my favorites. Julia Child made this on one of her old shows
(I think it was Julia Child and Company) and I tried it and loved it.

Flake the salmon, and slice or quarter the eggs. Mince the onion and cook
slowly in the butter in a 2-quart saucepan til limp. Stir in curry powder
and flour. Add more butter if needed to absorb all the flour. Cook,
stirring constantly for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool a
minute or so then blend in the hot milk with a wire whisk. Return to heat
and simmr, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Add the wine, and simmer
several minutes more, stirring frequently. Season carefully to taste. Fold
the salmon into the sauce, fold in the dill, and taste again for

Spread hald the salmon mixture in the bottom of a buttered baking dish and
spread half of the cheese on top. Arrange the eggs over the cheese and
spread the rest of the salmon mixture over them and cover with remaining

(The baking dish called for is 6-cup baking dish that is 2 inches deep.)
(The dish can be put togehter up to this point as much as 12 hours in
advance. Cover tightly and refrigerate)

About 1/2 hour before serving, place dish in the upper third level of a 400
F oven. Bake until contents are bubbling and cheese has browned lightly
(the time will vary according to the starting temperature of the mixture,
so after 10 minutes keep a close eye on it). Do not overcook or the salmon
will dry out and the eggs will toughen.



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