Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Roasted Salmon, Beets, and Potatoes with Horseradish Cream

Salmon is on the menu in Bruce's Kitchen two, sometimes three, times a week. And to my mind, this dish makes a great Saturday or Sunday Brunch, which is exactly what Susan and I did this past weekend; serving it to her childhood friend, Cheryl. This recipe is based upon one from Food & Wine Quick From Scratch One-Dish Meals, which was a gift from another childhood friend. I love this cookbook!


  1. 1 1/2 pounds beets, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  2. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 1/2  tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  5. Fresh-ground black pepper
  6. 1 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes cut into 1/2-inch dice
  7. 1 1/2 pounds salmon (King, Coho, or Sockeye), 
  8. 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  9. 2 tablespoons drained bottled horseradish


  1. Heat the oven to 450'. In a large roasting pan, toss the beets with 1 tablespoon of the oil, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, 1/2 tablespoon of the dill, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook in the upper third of the oven, stirring once, for about 20 minutes.
  2. Remove the pan from the oven and push the beets to one side. Add the potatoes to the pan, next to the beets, and toss them with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Return the pan to the oven and cook for 10 minutes. Stir the potatoes and beets, keeping them separate; return the pan to the oven.
  3. Meanwhile, put the salmon (Slice three to four 1/2 slits crosswise in top of salmon) on another baking sheet (covered with aluminum foil) and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, 1/2 tablespoon of the dill, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Put the pan in the oven with the vegetables (after you stir them at the end of Step 2). Cook until just done, about 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine yogurt, horseradish, and 1/2 tablespoon of the dill.
  5. Stir the beets and the potatoes together. Serve the vegetables topped with the salmon and the horseradish sauce. 
Do you have a favorite way of cooking salmon? Share your recipe with me, please.

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