Planning on serving Irish food to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? This year, why not serve Irish Salmon in Cream as the main course of the celebration dinner; this dish is not only Irish, it is elegant, easy to prepare, and absolutely delicious!
Many would-be St. Patrick’s Day revelers assume that since Corned Beef and Cabbage is unquestionably Irish in origin and is one of the most well-known Irish dishes, it is the dish of choice to serve on March 17th. While St. Patrick’s Day is just a fun excuse to party (with no time off work) in many parts of the world, it is a serious national religious holiday throughout Ireland, and one that warrants party food—certainly not an ordinary, everyday one-pot meal. In reality, it can be said that serving corned beef and cabbage for a special St. Patrick’s Day feast to the Irish is tantamount to Christian nations serving tuna-noodle casserole for Christmas dinner!
For a full Irish meal, accompany this Irish Salmon in Cream with Colcannon (mashed potatoes with sautéed cabbage), and either Traditional Irish Soda Bread or light and easy Irish Potato Rolls. Round out the meal with an Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, or if time is short, scoops of vanilla ice cream drizzled with a favorite Irish liqueur such as Irish Mist or Irish Cream; add chocolate shavings for a festive look.
This year, have fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day just like the Irish!
1 pound piece of salmon fillet, 1/2" to 3/4" thick
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon dehydrated onion flakes, or 3 tablespoons fresh finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 medium lemon
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons butter
Pat the salmon fillet dry between paper towels and place it in a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then with the onion flakes and fresh parsley.
Squeeze the lemon over the fillet, then pour the white wine and whipping cream over all. Dot with butter, cover the dish tightly with foil, and bake in a preheated 350° oven for 25-30 minutes or until the fish flakes easily.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 235
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 67% Protein 28% Carb. 2%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 26 g
Saturated Fat 12 g
Cholesterol 131 mg
Sodium 128 mg
Total Carbohydrate 2 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 24 g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 10% Calcium 0% Iron 4%