Salmon in Red Wine


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in

The French Kitchen: A Cookbook

The French Kitchen

By Joanne Harris and Fran Warde

Published 2002

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This unusual combination – Saumon au Vin Rouge – makes for a rich, earthy dish, excellent with pasta (serve it for example on piles of ribbon pasta) or rice.


  • 50 g butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed, peeled and chopped
  • l00 g mushrooms, sliced
  • 30 g flour
  • 1 bottle red Burgundy
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • sea salt
  • 6 x 150 g salmon fillets (skin left on)


    Melt the butter with the olive oil in a big, wide saucepan, add the onion, garlic and mushrooms and sauté gently for 10 minutes.

    Sprinkle in the flour and mix well until it has absorbed the oil and butter, then gradually add the red wine and mix until smooth. Season. Bring to the boil. Add the salmon fillets to the pan and spoon the red wine over them to stain them evenly. Cover, then simmer gently for 8 minutes.

    Lift out the salmon and keep it warm. Bring the wine back to the boil, mix well, then with a slotted spoon lift out all the mushrooms and serve them with the salmon.

    Don’t discard the wine – it can be stored in the freezer and re-used.