Try Salmon William and Viognier For Dinner

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We love salmon and our new favorite pairing is Salmon William with viognier.

The salmon recipe is inspired by William of Mount Pleasant, who likes to experiment with the pink fish and has taught me a lot.

We enjoyed the Salmon William with Cono Sur Bicicleta Viognier, on sale at the LDB on Cambie Steet, and it turned into a marvelous marriage.

The Cono Sur 2014 Bicicleta Viognier was round, full, and tinged with almond, which beautifully matched the pistachio and pecan on the salmon’s crust. And the wine had just enough heft to support the meaty fish.

Salmon William

  • 1 (1 lb) wild salmon fillet
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh-press or minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • .5 cup shelled pistachio nuts, chopped
  • .5 cup pecan nuts, chopped
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Salmon William Cono SurWash and dry fillet

Sprinkle with salt (preferably pink Himalaya salt)

Mix together mustard, cumin, and garlic, and spread completely on fillet

Mix nuts and spread completely on fillet

Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil over the fillet

Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until white juice begins to flow from the fillet

For extra crispiness, broil up to 1 minute until the topping is golden brown. Do not over broil!

Serve 3-4 and enjoy with Cono Sur Bicicleta Viognier

More Salmon

Here in Vancouver, we are blessed with an abundance of salmon. The various species we enjoy are Chinook, Chum, Coho, Pink and Sockeye.

If you want to learn more about salmon and get more of it, check out this upcoming event.

Pink Salmon Festival on Sunday August 30th, 2015 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Vanier/Hadden Park by the Maritime Museum

Celebrate the return of Pink salmon and learn about their value as a sustainable seafood choice. Enjoy plenty of family friendly activities including educational activities, face painting, a free photo booth and our pink salmon barbeque prepared by executive chefs.

See more details.

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Mari Kane

Mari is a writer, blogger and WordPress consultant, living in Vancouver, BC, the most wine-soaked town north of the 49th Parallel. She also blogs about WordPress web design at Blogsite Studio.com. Follow her on Twitter or Google Plus.