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  • 4 - salmon fillets
  • 4 pieces - to 8 pieces (1 or 2 for each fillet) thin cut prosciutto
  • - equal parts butter and olive oil, for frying pan
  • - salt and pepper
  • Chutney
  • 3 - pears, cubed
  • - equal parts butter and olive oil, for frying pan
  • - a glug of maple syrup
  • Directions:

    Buy boneless, skinless salmon filets (as big/small as you and your guests would like. Try and ensure they are somewhat uniform in size. For the skinny belly pieces/or small tail pieces, tuck them under to double the thickness).

    For each salmon filet, have 1 or 2 pieces of thin cut prosciutto on hand

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

    Pat the salmon dry. Salt and pepper it (although I tend to just use pepper--I find it salty enough). You can add other spices here if you like as well. Wrap a slice of prosciutto around each salmon filet.

    Bring a fry pan with 1/2 butter and 1/2 olive oil to fairly hot. Add the salmon and cook for about 1 minute; flip it and cook 2nd side for one minute and then into the oven. Pop the frying pan into the oven for ~10 minutes is the "guideline" for cooking (depends on the oven, the filet thickness, etc, etc) NOTE: Make sure all parts of your frying pan can stand 400 degree heat; if not; transfer the filets to a baking sheet and continue with the cooking.

    Add cubed pears to a frypan heated to med-hi with 1/2 butter and 1/2 olive oil. Let the pears sit for 5 minutes (or more) so that they caramelize before stirring or tossing. Once they've had 10 minutes cooking, add a glug of maple syrup and let it reduce down a bit.

    Plate the filets with the pretty side up. Tumble chutney over salmon and serve (with rice, with salad, with cooked veg; with couscous – really whatever you like and have on hand).

    MEMORY LANE: This was a date-night cooking class with a chef from an Ottawa fish restaurant. I love it and make it often as it is easy. It is a forgiving recipe and you can make all or parts of it in advance.

    Brief Description

    Salmon with prosciutto served with pear salsa.

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    Category:  Fish or seafood

    Cuisine:  Seafood

    Prep Time: 30 min
    Cook Time: 25 min


    Quantities and measurements are not precise; adjust to accommodate the number of people at your dinner table.


    Trudy Winterburn

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    September 25, 2021

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