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Whiskey Marinated Salmon

Introduction

For this easy melt in the mouth Marinated Salmon dish, we selected Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey for the marinade, as it is a well balanced whiskey with gentle citrusy notes - perfect for salmon. 

Unless you are lucky enough to know someone fishing in Ireland, it's extremely difficult to source wild Irish salmon.  You will probably need to use farmed salmon for this recipe, but do try to find organic farmed Irish salmon.

The Barley Risotto is an unusual and excellent accompaniment to the salmon.  It's also a nice touch, as barley is the key ingredient in the making Irish whiskey.



 

Ingredients

- 1kg / 2lb 8oz fresh salmon - cut into medium slices

 

Marinade

- 1 tsp sea salt
- 6 tsp sugar
- 3 tsp ground pepper
- Juice of half an organic lemon + the zest
- Juice of half an organic orange + the zest
- 60ml / 2fl oz Tullamore Dew irish Whiskey
- Fresh dill chopped up including stalks
- Fresh parsley chopped up including stalks

 

Preparation method

1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together. Marinade and refrigerate salmon  for 48h.  Turn fish over after 24h.

2. Cook small portions briefly in a frying pan with a little rapeseed oil.  The fish should be soft to the bite. 

3. Serve sitting on a bed of barley risotto.


Can be served in small portions as a starter or as a main course for larger portions.

 

Barley Risotto

 

1. Chop some shallots, garlic, celery and carrots into very small cubes and fry briefly in olive oil.

2. Wash barley in very hot water for 5 minutes.

3. Fry gently with veg, then add a small quantity of good chicken stock and cook until consistency of risotto.  Top up chicken stock as required during cooking.




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