Salmon with Gorgonzola

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La recepta que avui us proposo té dos motius per ser aquí: en primer lloc, perquè quan vem començar aquest blog algú em va dir que això del formatge estava molt bé, però que era un món una mica limitat perquè hi havia aliments pràcticament impossibles de combinar amb formatge, com ara el peix. Pobre innocent, encara no havia vist això, no li tindrem en compte.

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El segon motiu és que aquesta és l’única recepta que posa d’acord els consumidors de salmó de casa meva. Sí, això pot semblar una tonteria, però no ho és! Us ho explicaré: a casa som 4 germans, per tant hi vivim un total de 6 persones, i és com impossible coordinar els gustos de tots. Comprar un simple braç de gitano un diumenge per postres, per exemple, pot ser una odissea; a la meva germana li agrada de crema o de trufa però no de nata, al meu germà li agrada de trufa o de nata però no de crema,  i a mi no m’agrada ni de trufa ni de crema, només de nata. Com aquesta, tenim les lluites paella vs. fideuà, maionesa vs. allioli, tallarines vs. espaguetis, o el clàssic dels clàssics: truita de patates amb ceba o sense… i, és clar, el punt de confrontació que avui ens ocupa: el salmó.

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Potser no ho sabeu, però el meu germà i jo som uns grans fans del salmó, probablement dels més incondicionals i entregats que pugueu trobar a nivell mundial. Fins aquí tot semblaria indicar que vivim en plena harmonia fraternal salmonil, però en realitat ens trobem separats per un abisme: la cocció. A mi doneu-me tant de salmó com vulgueu, però doneu-me’l cuit, del fumat no en vull saber absolutament res. Ecs. En canvi el meu germà és capaç d’esgotar tot el salmó fumat del planeta, especialment si li doneu unes torradetes i mantega per anar fent, però no suporta el salmó cuit. O, més ben dit, no el suportava fins que va descobrir la meravellosa combinació que us presento a continuació.

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Salmon with Gorgonzola 

Servings: 4-6 (it depends on the size of your salmon fillets)

Prep time: about 30 min

You will need:

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • Gorgonzola
  • Salt, pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Some dill

This is possibly the easiest recipe ever. Basically, all you have to do is make a salmon-Gorgonzola-sandwich. Which is like a Gorgonzola sandwich, but using salmon instead of bread (you could use bread, but then the recipe would no longer be “salmon with Gorgonzola”. It would be “bread with Gorgonzola”, which is of course still delicious but less sophisticated, so let us up our level by using salmon).

Preheat your oven to 200ºC. Drizzle a little olive oil on an oven proof dish, just enough to prevent the salmon from sticking. Now place one salmon fillet on the dish, and sprinkle some salt and pepper on it. Now gracefully sprinkle your Gorgonzola on the salmon fillet with a little flick of your wrist. Remember, the little finger must stick out, or this recipe will not turn out quite as good. Fact. You can use as much Gorgonzola as you want, it depends on your love for Gorgonzola, your wish for a healthy/not-so-healthy meal, and the strength of your willpower. I covered my salmon with some pieces, then thougt there could be more, then remembered I wanted a relatively light recipe. I managed to stop burying my salmon under cheese at the stage of the picture below, in an attempt to pursue a healthy diet. There was, however, some remaining Gorgonzola and… well, you know, I’m weak and I just happened to have those delicious little Italian toast-cracker-thingies in the pantry, and ended up finishing off the leftover Gorgonzola on toast, anyway. Diet be damned.

salmon with gorgonzola prep

Cover the Gorgonzola layer with the other salmon filet, and top it off with another sprinkle of salt and pepper, some dill, and another drizzle of olive oil.

That’s it. Now place it in the oven and cook to taste. Salmon can be enjoyed anywhere from almost raw to crunchy/well cooked. It’s entirely up to you.

You can serve this with pretty much anything you like on the side. My choice for today was a mixture of wild and basmati rice, because I think they pair nicely.

Enjoy!

salmon with gorgonzola

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