Salmon with Vegetable Puree

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Salmon

Ingredients

·      1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

·      5 ounces salmon fillet, skin off

·      1 pinch Cajun seasoning

·      1 teaspoon garlic, minced

·      1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

·      1 tablespoon olive oil-butter blend

·      3 pieces okra, sliced

·      Salt and pepper to taste

Method

-      Season salmon with salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning and minced garlic

-      Sprinkle the parsley on top of the salmon and drizzle with olive oil

-      Add sliced okra into the skillet until crisp, about 3 minutes, then take out and set aside

-      Sear the salmon in a hot cast iron skillet on both sides

-      Add olive oil-butter blend

-      Finish in oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes

Vegetable puree

Ingredients

·      3 cups boiling chicken broth

·      4 okra, chopped

·      1 yellow squash, cubed

·      1 cup cubed butternut squash

·      1 red pear, sliced

·      1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

·      Salt and pepper to taste

Method

-      Bring the vegetables up to a simmer until tender, about 10 to 13 minutes

-      Strain and puree in a blender with 1 cup of broth, adjusting the consistency as needed

-      Adjust seasonings to taste and set aside for the salmon

Baby Food Vegetable Puree

Ingredients

·      3 cups boiling water

·      4 okra, chopped

·      1 yellow squash, cubed

·      1 cup butternut squash, cubed

·      1 red pear, sliced

Method

-      Bring the vegetables up to a simmer until tender, about 10 to 13 minutes

-      Strain and puree in blender with 1 cup of water used to boil vegetables and adjust the consistency

Meet the Guest Stars
Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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