What is curry doing in Portugal? Back in the fabulous fifteenth century, Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope and brought spices, such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, pepper, and curry, back to Portugal You can make the curry and lemon cream ahead of time and either bake, poach, or broil the salmon. Serve it with minted rice and sautéed spinach for a tasty and colorful dinner.
Mix the curry powder, ginger if you like the flavor, and lemon juice, then whisk it into the cream. Season with salt and pepper. Store in the refrigerator.
Meanwhile, heat the cream in a medium saucepan to boiling, stirring occasionally. Immediately reduce the heat and simmer until reduced by a third. Spoon the sauce over the salmon and serve at once.
We have used this curry lemon cream as a pasta sauce with shrimp, scallops, or crabmeat and fettuccine. You may want to increase the ginger a little bit and add a chiffonade of spinach or chopped chives for color.
If you are feeling rich, you could add 24 poached small shrimp or
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