Infatuating salmon-saffron symphony

salmon with scampi made by Vanillapearl

Roasted salmon with safffron sauce

Simple, fast, pure seduction!

Each dish needs its own special touch. Something to take your breath away without knowing why. With this dish, this happens over and over.  The firm and slightly oily meat of the salmon which is only about 95% done and reminds you of Sashimi. Or the shrimps that are marinated in oil and a touch of garlic that slide right into your mouth just like that. All this is kissed by a butter-orange-saffron-sauce. A perfect tango of culinary happenings.

You just have to try it. If you have a thing for fish dishes just like me, you won`t be able to resist this one.

For 4 people you need:

  • 4 filets of salmon, about 200 – 250g each
  • about 150 g shrimps, if possible marinated in oil and some garlic, otherwise fresh
  • 100 g butter
  • 1 tbsp saffron threads
  • the juice of half an orange
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 dash of vermouth
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • fresh dill
  • 1 lime


Sprinkle the filets with some lime juice and pepper. Melt the butter and add the orange juice. Chop the garlic, add with the saffron threads and cook on low heat. Add some pepper and salt and boil for about 10 mins.

If the shrimps are not marinated, quickly fry them in butter of olive oil for a few minutes until done. Add garlic to your taste.

Fry the filets in butter at medium heat, about 4 mins per side until they are almost done. You can tell that the fish flesh is a bit darker in the middle.

Arrange the salmon on a plate, sprinkle with the sauce, put the shrimps on it and garnish with a twig of fresh dill.

Young potatoes go wonderfully with this.

Is your mouth watering yet?

Bon appetit!

Yours truly,