baby salmon stuffed with caviar iii (assembly)

2 servings
1 x Salmon Mousse ***
1 each Salmon, baby, filet (@ 5- 6 oz), head, tail and skin on
3 tablespoons Caviar
  Cucumber, sauteed, cut into strings)
  Tomato, chopped
1 x Red Wine Sauce ***
1 tablespoon Chives, chopped
1 cup Wine, white
2 tablespoons Puree, shallot
1 each Bay leaf
  Chives, chopped
  Eggs, salmon
  Crayfish tails



*** These recipes should be prepared before hand.

For the Salmon: =============== Wash and salt and pepper the baby salmon. Pipe the salmon mousse into the inside of the salmon. Add a line of caviar inside of the salmon, then sprinkle with chives.

Close the fish. In a saute pan, heat white wine. Add shallot puree and bay leaf. Place the fish in the saute pan (belly down) and bake in a 350 - 400 F oven for 20 minutes. When fish is cooked, remove from pan, remove the skin and reserve in a warm place. Heat juices in saute pan for a couple of minutes. Strain juices into a saucepan containing a wine butter sauce (see page 28).

For the Assembly and Garnish: ============================= Place the baby salmon on a serving dish. Ladle some of the salmon-flavored red wine sauce over half the fish and the wine butter sauce (flavored with the poaching liquid) over the other half.

Garnish with cucumber, tomato, chives, salmon eggs, and crayfish tails (boiled).

Source: Great Chefs of San Francisco, Avon Books, 1984 Chef: Masataka Kobayashi, Masa's, Vintage Court Hotel, : San Francisco, CA

From: Rob Stewart Date: 09-08-94

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