Seared Salmon with braised fennel

salmon.jpgWatching Gordon Ramsay shows has inspired me to make simple meals with special ingredients, and present them in a clean way.  This dish took only 5 ingredients (6 if you count the beans!). And so easy to make. Who said cooking for one is fussy?



Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1 piece of salmon
  • Half a bulb of fennel, finely sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1.5 cups of chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley or thyme


  1. In a saucepan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil and saute garlic until fragrant.
  2. Add fennel, then stock (or half stock, half white wine – sorry to gourmets but I can’t open a whole bottle of wine for one meal hehehe). Cover and bring to the boil
  3. Simmer until fennel is tender and the sauce is reduced.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Stir through half a teaspoon of red wine vinegar and the chopped parsley.
  5. Season the salmon.  Heat a small frypan with olive oil, and cook salmon, turning only once.
  6. Dish up the fennel, and serve with salmon on top.  Spoon over the sauce, serve with steamed greens.

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