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Alaskan Salmon Marsala


Austin Adventures - Salmon Marsala Recipe - Alaskan Salmon

Take a Friday night trip to Alaska with this Salmon Marsala recipe that’s sure to satisfy your appetite for culinary adventure. As one of Alaska’s most bragged about dishes, Salmon made with marsala wine and fresh thyme will take you straight to the shores of Alaska until you are able pack your bags and enjoy the mountains in person.


PREP TIME: 10 minutes

COOK TIME: 20 minutes

4 Alaska Salmon fillets (4 to 6 oz. each)
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups flour
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup Marsala wine
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
2 cups chicken stock
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
2 Tablespoons cold butter
4 fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish


Season Alaska Salmon fillets with salt and pepper, to taste. Place the flour on a plate, season with salt and pepper, to taste. Dredge both sides of each salmon fillet in the seasoned flour, shaking off the excess flour.

Heat a large sauté pan, add the olive oil, and then place each piece of salmon into the pan. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes, turn the fillets over and cook until almost done. Remove fillets from pan; hold aside.

Off the heat, carefully add the Marsala wine to the pan, scraping the bits off the bottom. Return pan to the heat and add the mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and cook for 1 minute. Add the stock and thyme, and let the liquid reduce by 1/2.

Return the salmon fillets to the pan. Cook, while basting the fish, until the fillets are heated through. Remove fish fillets to 4 serving plates.

Return the pan to heat, add the cold butter and swirl until incorporated and sauce slightly thickens. Remove from heat and divide sauce evenly over the 4 salmon fillets. Garnish each plate with thyme sprig, if desired.

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