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Balsamic Pear-Salmon Saute

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Category: Fish

 Ingredients List

  • 2 Salmon steaks; about 4
  • -ounces each
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ts Unsalted butter
  • 4 Shallots; thinly sliced
  • 1 Garlic clove; thinly sliced
  • 2 lg Ripe pears; Bartlett, Bosc
  • -or Winter Nelis, cored,
  • -peeled, and halved
  • 1/4 ts Whole fennel seed
  • 1/4 c Pear eau-de-vie; (pear
  • -brandy)
  • 1/4 c Balsamic vinegar
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • -sprigs for garnish


Pat the steaks dry with a paper towel, then season with salt and pepper.
Set aside. Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat the
skillet with butter and heat until the butter foams, then add the steaks.
Arrange the shallots and garlic around the steaks. Add the pear halves,
cut-side down, around the steaks. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the
steaks are brown on one side, then turn. Sprinkle the fennel seed over

Mix the eau-de-vie and vinegar in a cup, then pour over the steaks. Cook
for about 3 to 5 minutes longer, or until the steaks are done, the pears
are tender, and the liquid has reduced to a thick dark syrup.

Serve each dinner plate with a salmon steak, 2 pear halves, and a topping
of the shallot-garlic balsamic syrup. Garnish with a generous amount of the
flat-leaf parsley.

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