How to make it

  • Preheat broiler. Bring the half-n-half to a boil in medium saucepan, and lower the heat to a simmer. Add salt and gradually add the polenta, whisking constantly until it is incorporated. Using a wooden spoon, continue cooking and string until mixture thickens, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in mascarpone.
  • Simmer the white wine in a small saucepan until reduced to about 3 tablespoons. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and butter, and keep warm.
  • Broil salmon filets until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side (less if you like the center rare). Remove the salmon from the broiler and spread basil pesto over the tops. Spread the polenta evenly over the pesto and return to broiler to brown, 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir fresh parsley into the lemon butter sauce and drizzle it around the fillets.
  • Note: the polenta may be made up to 8 hours in advance and refrigerated until ready to use. Bring to room temp to make more malleable.

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  • shandy 11 years ago
    What a delicious Salmon dish! I love it! Thank you for sharing this and I will be making this soon
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    This Salmon sounds absolutely wonderful. I do love Salmon, especially with pesto and polenta. Fantastic post!
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  • barbiemensher 12 years ago
    I love how in such little time you've managed to know my taste. Yet another winner - thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    This recipe has a nice finish the classic pesto marries well with the polenta while the perfectly seasoned salmon shines through so moist and colorful a feast for the eye as well as the pallet.
    Flagged as beautiful!

    Great post Luisa thank you for sharing.
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  • binky67 13 years ago
    Very interesting, thanks. Cant wait to try this.
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    What a great presentation! I love the fact that you add mascarpone to the polenta - it should give such a creamy texture ( I usually add Feta cheese to it, I will try it your way next time!) And the Basil Pesto is just the perfect sauce for this recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    This is a "5"FORK!!!!! "Salmonlicious" recipe!
    I can hardly wait to 'make&taste'
    its mouth-watering goodness!
    ~*~ mj ~*~
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