Cured Salmon w/ Pea Puree, Peas, Potatoes and Lemon Beurre Monté

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recipe_CuredSalmon_StFrancisWinery.jpgSubmitted by St. Francis Winery

Chef: Executive Chef, David Bush
Wine Pairing: St. Francis Sonoma County Chardonnay

Executive Chef Dave Bush says: "With its fresh spring flavors, this dish is fantastic as a light lunch, or serve it as an appetizer in place of salad. The delicate oak notes in the St. Francis Sonoma County Chardonnay beautifully compliment the cured salmon, peas and potatoes, while the creamy lemon beurre monté reveals the delicate citrus nuances in the wine and adds a buttery contrast to the bright acidity on the wine's finish."


  • 4 ounces gravlax, sliced thinly
  • 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled
  • 2 cups fresh English peas, shucked
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 8 ounces plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • Salt and white pepper to taste


Pea Puree
Blanche 1 1/2 cups of the peas in boiling salted water until soft, cool in an ice bath. Puree in a blender until smooth, reserve for use later.

Using a small Parisian scoop, cut the peeled potatoes into small balls. Place the scooped potatoes in a pot of cold salted water, bring to a boil and remove from heat. Leave potatoes in water until just cooked, drain and reserve.

Blanche the remaining peas in boiling salted water until just cooked, cool in an ice bath. Drain and reserve.

Lemon Beurre Monte
Place the lemon juice in a small sauce pot, and bring to a simmer, remove from the heat. While whisking add the 8 ounces of cut butter pieces 1 at a time until fully incorporated and emulsified. Finish with lemon zest, salt and white pepper. Heat the blanched peas and potatoes in a pan with the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, season with salt. Place some of the warmed pea puree in the center of the plate, lay 1 ounce of the salmon over the puree. Spoon the peas and potatoes around the salmon and ladle the beurre monte over and around the Salmon. Serve immediately.

About St. Francis Winery
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* Concierge Team recommends the Wine & Food Pairing Tasting that features an assortment of small dishes paired perfectly with hand-selected artisan wines. Check out the video HERE!

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