Fresh catch: Serve up salmon, smashed potatoes

Next time you're in the mood for fish, take a few cues from chef Edward Brown, who is sharing his simple, no-fuss method for keeping salmon moist and flavorful. Also try his recipes for salmon croquettes, smashed potatoes, roasted carrots and baked apples.

Moist broiled salmon
Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • For fish:

    • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless salmon, cut into 4 equal portions
    • 1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
    • 8 ea. 1/8 inch slices, red or white onion
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For optional side:

    • 2 ea. ripe beefsteak tomatoes, cored, split, seeded, cut into 3/4 inch dice
    • 2 tbsp. light soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
    • 12 ea. basil leaves, torn
    • 9 ea. mint leaves, torn
    • Salt and freshly ground pepper

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Dad's salmon croquettes
Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • For fish:

    • 3/4 lbs. cooked salmon, flaked
    • 1 cup plain unseasoned mashed potato (approx. 2 potatoes)
    • 1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 tsp. chopped fresh chives
    • 2 tsp. chopped fresh dill
    • 1 tsp. minced garlic
    • 1 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
    • 1/4 cup sour cream
    • Salt to taste
  • For breading:

    • 1 1/2 cups flour on a large plate
    • 2 eggs beaten in a shallow bowl
    • 2 cups bread crumbs* (seasoned or unseasoned) on a large plate
    • *for best results use fresh white crumbs

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Smashed potatoes with olive oil and parsley
Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

    • 8 medium Yukon gold OR red bliss potatoes
    • 3 qt. water
    • 2 tbsp. kosher salt
    • 2 ea. bay leaves
    • 3 ea. clove garlic, peeled
    • 1/4 cup best quality extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 cup oil-cured black olives, pitted, roughly chopped
    • 1/2 bunch flat parsley, picked, washed, dried, roughly chopped
    • Fleur de sel OR kosher salt, freshly-ground black pepper

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Roasted carrots
Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

    • 2 bunch medium, fresh carrots with tops, washed, trimmed, NOT peeled
    • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

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Baked apple
Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

    • 4 ea. empire apples, washed, cored from the top, not all the way to bottom
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup golden raisins
    • 2 tbsp. butter
    • 1 cup apple cider
    • 1/2 cup port wine
    • 1 ea. cinnamon stick
    • 2 ea. star anise

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