Bacon-Wrapped Salmon, Broccoli & Mashed Potatoes
From: Rachel Ray
Serves: 4
Reheats: well
Estimated Points: na
Notes:
A Jenny favorite!
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into spears
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • A few sprigs thyme
  • One 3-inch piece lemon peel
  • Four slices black-pepper bacon
  • 2 pounds small red-skinned or yukon gold potatoes
  • One 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pinches crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (dark soy sauce)
  1. Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 450. In a large saucepan, add the potatoes and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, salt the water and cook until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain; return to the pot.
  2. While the potatoes are working, in a saucepan, combine the chicken broth, cream, thyme sprigs and lemon peel and steep over medium-low heat. Pour over the drained potatoes and mash together; season with salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm.
  3. Season the salmon with salt and pepper, then wrap each fillet with the bacon. Arrange the fish on a broiler pan and roast until the bacon is almost crisp and the fish is almost firm, about 12 minutes.
  4. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss together the broccoli, ginger, garlic, EVOO and crushed red pepper; season with salt. Roast in the lower third of the oven until tender, about 12 minutes.
  5. In a small saucepan, bring the maple syrup and tamari to a boil. Baste the salmon liberally with the glaze and cook for 1 minute more. Serve with the mashed potatoes and broccoli.