Overcast   29.0F  |  Forecast »
Edit Module

Nicoise Salad with Poached Salmon Recipe for a Family Meal

This family dinner is featured in new book 'Modern Family Feasts' by chef Andrew George Jr. Kids can pitch in to make it for a different Thanksgiving spin.

Can you imagine getting all your food from the wild? That's what the pre-Pilgrim North Americans did. So did chef Andrew George Jr. As a kid growing up in a rustic area of Canada, he and his five siblings hunted and fished. Now, as a grownup, in his book Modern Native Feasts (Arsenal Pump Press, November 2013, $21.95), the indigenous "aboriginal" cuisine expert shares a recipe kids make in his SuperChefs Cookery for Kids program. There are a few steps, but George assures that kids have a blast (bonus: They learn to say a fancy French word – "nee-SWAHZ"). This version swaps salmon for the usual tuna. Why not try it for something truly "traditional" this Thanksgiving?

Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 4-oz. salmon fillets
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (or court bouillon; see final recipe, below)
  • 1⁄2 lb. baby new potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped green beans
  • 1⁄2 lb. mixed baby greens
  • 1⁄4 cup artichokes, cooked and quartered (with bristly "choke" section removed), or canned
  • 1⁄2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1⁄4 cup pitted black olives
  • 4 eggs, hard-boiled, sliced into quarters

Directions

  1. In a large pot, boil or steam potatoes for about 15-20 minutes, until tender.
  2. In a large pot fitted with a steamer on high heat, steam green beans for 1 minute. Place in cold-water bath to cool.
  3. In a large stock pot on medium-high heat, poach salmon in court bouillon (or broth) for about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Vinaigrette

Instructions

  • 1⁄4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 cup canola oil

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine ingredients and stir to combine well.
  2. Assembly
  3. In a large salad bowl, assemble potatoes, green beans, salmon, greens, artichokes, tomatoes, olives and eggs. Spoon vinaigrette over salad. Makes four servings.

Bonus: Court Bouillon

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 6 whole black peppercorns, crushed
  • 5 fresh parsley stalks
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 8 cups cold water

Directions

  1. In a large heavy soup pot on high, bring all ingredients to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  3. Strain trough a fine mesh colander.
  4. Keep refrigerated until ready to use. Yields 6 cups.
     

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Edit Module
Advertisement
Edit Module

More »Latest Articles & Blog Posts

Green Bean Side Dish Ideas

Green Bean Side Dish Ideas

Go green with these yummy sides featuring kids' favorite beans. Check out these recipe ideas including mini green bean casseroles, lemony green beans and more.

Simple Sewing Holiday Tree Craft for Kids

Simple Sewing Holiday Tree Craft for Kids

Give your Christmas tree extra flair with this cute project that you can turn into an ornament or other decor. Teaches kids an easy running stitch, too.

Craft Review: Epson's LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit

Craft Review: Epson's LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit

This cool family crafting tool isn't just great for creating ordinary labels. It's also a handy holiday tool for gift wrapping and other creative DIY projects.

Make Cute Penguins with Candy Aisle Crafts Book

Make Cute Penguins with Candy Aisle Crafts Book

This delicious title features super creative, clever and easy crafts that southeast Michigan families can make with a simple trip to the grocery store.

Michigan Mitten Free Printable Greeting Card Craft

Michigan Mitten Free Printable Greeting Card Craft

Want to make the season bright, with a distinct dash of hometown flair? Our template is the perfect starting point for an easy, impressive card kids can make.

Meet Angelina, Metro Parent December 2014 CoverKid – VIDEO

Meet Angelina, Metro Parent December 2014 CoverKid – VIDEO

All bundled up and ready for winter, this 6-year-old Canton kid is ready to lead southeast Michigan to some fun events – and make you laugh out loud!

Elsa's Icy Braid: How to Create a Disney Princess Hairdo

Elsa's Icy Braid: How to Create a Disney Princess Hairdo

The super cool character has a signature hair look. Recreate it with this guide from the book Disney Frozen Hairstyles: Inspired by Anna and Elsa.

Edit Module
Advertisement
Edit Module
Advertisement
Edit Module
Advertisement