Fish can be an intimidating dish to try to cook, but with the help of Executive Chef S├ębastien Giannini of Alhambra, the brand-new restaurant at The St. Regis, Washington D.C. it's easy! Chef Giannini says it's easy to create a fresh and healthy meal using heart-healthy salmon. Here is his recipe:

Gravlax Salmon

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • salt 50 grams
  • sugar 50 grams
  • olive oil (evoo) 1 liter
  • salmon filet 500 grams
  • savora condiment 40 grams
  • shallots 1 piece
  • chives 1 bouquet
  • apple (seasonal choice) 2 pieces
  • champagne 1 bottle
  • lemon 4 pieces

Directions:

  1. Marinate the salmon overnight in 0.750ml of olive oil with three lemon slices
  2. Diced shallots and chives, mixed with savora condiment and olive oil
  3. Prepare the mix: half and half sugar and salt, put on the salmon filet for 20 minutes
  4. Rinse the salmon on the water, dry it
  5. Sear a la plancha or in a pan with a little bit of evoo
  6. Prepare the julienne of granny smith apple, chilled in champagne
  7. Ready a plate with the condiment savora, slice the salmon and julienne of with apple

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