Sunday, August 16, 2009

Grilled Salmon Steak with White Wine Saffron Sauce with Prawns

Yesterday was my birthday and because I was kind of lazy about going out - Ronny cooked dinner for me instead. The warm weather tends to take away my appetite and yesterday was one of those days when I felt like eating something light like shrimp or prawns. What you see is much heavier than a shrimp cocktail and I only ended-up eating half the salmon steak...but it was delicious.

Ronny tells me it's quite common to serve salmon with a white wine sauce in Sweden and decorate it with shrimp or prawns boiled in dill to give it a nicer flavor, but Ronny likes to put the prawns inside the sauce and he spiced it up with some fragrant Spanish saffron to give it more depth in flavor.

I'm going to share his recipe for the sauce because I'm assuming you all know how to grill salmon steaks and cook rice.

Ronny's White Wine Saffron Sauce with Prawns


3 dl Fish Broth

2 dl Cream + 1 dl Whipped Cream

1 dl Dry White Wine + more to taste

125 mg Spanish Saffron

30 g Unsalted Butter

2 Tbsp Flour

1/2 Lemon (the juice)

400 g Boiled Peeled Prawns (500g with their peel on)

Sea Salt

Step 1: Put the fish broth, cream and wine in a saucer and simmer until it's been reduced to half its volume.

Step 2: Mix the butter and flour in a bowl until it forms a thick paste.

Step 3: Add the flour paste into the sauce and blend thoroughly.

Step 4: Add the whipped cream and saffron and blend.

Step 5: At this point make sure the sauce is smooth and add salt and more wine to taste, then add the boiled prawns. Add the lemon juice bit by bit to taste. We used the juice of half a lemon but yours might be bigger and have more tang.


Anncoo said...

First of all, a very Happy Birthday to You :D
It is a very special moment when your love one cook you a birthday meal.
This birthday meal looks delicious.

Elra said...


My family love grilled salmon, I might try this sauce one day. Sounds delicious.

Anonymous said...

MS...HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! Oh...I had no idea...or else would've wished you yesterday ! I'm sorry....

What Ronnie cooked for you looks lovely. I think it's so ROMANTIC when my guy cooks for me... isn't it the sweetest sentiment...more precious than a fancy gift... ( well combined with the fancy gift it would be outrageously romantic ;) ...

I love the shrimp recipe. I have some Spanish Saffron... So will give this a try this coming week...sounds so refreshing for these warm summer days.

Palidor said...

Happy birthday!!! I hope you had a fantastic day.

Thank you for sharing the recipe. It looks so incredibly delicious. I have saffron (not sure if it's Spanish saffron, though), so I'll have to try this.

Mikey said...

The recipe looks wonderful :)
& Happy Birthday ;)

Natashya said...

So nice to have someone cook for you! Happy birthday! Same day as Julia?

Mamatkamal,Nassim,Anwar said...

A very very happy birthday to you. Your birthday meal looks great! Have a nice day.

Lina said...

im Japanese too! I love everything you make! mmmm

Lori said...

What a lovely day for the Birthday Lady. I hope it was marvelous. I need toturn my husband into a gourmet!Does Ronnie give lessons? It would be quite a commute but I am willing to make the sacrifice.

Trish said...

I am sorry I haven't been around to wish you a happy birthday but many happen returns of the day...or late day as it is now! This looks delish girl! You are lucky you have someone to cook for your birthday...and a good cook too it appears!

Elra said...

Love Salmon, your sauce will drive my son crazy. These 2 (white wine and saffron) are his favorite ingredients.

Palidor said...

Murasaki, thanks for your idea on how to cook ribs. After I read it, I took out a package of ribs from the freezer. I'm going to try your recipe tomorrow! Thanks again!! :)

Taste of Beirut said...

that saffron sauce sounds delicious! especially to liven up the salmon!