Pan Fried Salmon with Creamy Maitake Mushroom Sauce

Pan Fried Salmon with Creamy Maitake Mushroom Sauce

You can make a lump-free sauce easily. There's a variation of this recipe too. Make extra sauce and use it on pasta for lunch the next day.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Fresh salmon filets
4 pieces
Maitake mushrooms
1 packet
1 small
Plain flour
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons
200 ml
Consommé bouillon
About 1/2 cube
Salt and pepper
a small amount
about 2 teaspoons


1. Shred apart the maitake mushrooms. Thinly slice the onion.
2. Lightly season the salmon with salt and pepper and dust with some extra flour (not included in the ingredient list). Pan fry on both sides until golden brown.
3. Put the butter and a little vegetable oil in a frying pan. Add the onions and stir fry a little, then add the mushrooms and continue stir frying. When the onions and mushrooms have wilted, sprinkle in the 1 or 1 1/2 tablespoons of flour.
4. If you add the flour after you've stir fried the onions and so on instead of cooking it with butter alone, lumps are less likely to form.
5. Add the milk and soup stock cube and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Heat until the sauce is just simmering, stir and it's done. Pour over the cooked salmon to finish.
6. Use less flour if you want a thinner sauce.
7. I usually make an extra portion of this (salmon and sauce), and use it the next day on pasta for my lunch.
8. Add the following to the leftover sauce to make the pasta dish: A little spinach, a little milk, grated cheese, and 1 portion of pasta.
9. Cook the pasta. In the meantime, flake the salmon and stir-fry.
10. Thin out the sauce a little by adding milk. (Use cream instead for an even tastier version.) Season with salt and pepper, and add some grated cheese.
11. Just before the pasta is done, add the spinach to the cooking water. You can boil it separately if you like.
12. Mix the cooked pasta with the sauce and it's done. It's a chore to make this pasta from scratch, but with leftover sauce, you can prepare a lunch for yourself in no time.

Story Behind this Recipe

I always eyeball the ingredients, so I measured them properly for this recipe and uploaded it.