Salmon Under Horseradish Meringue

Can’t remember where I saw this recipe initially but it’s concept delighted me. So 70s. So kitsch. And I imagine, so bloody delicious. It’s happening…. soon!




1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 cup freshly grated horseradish
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
6 egg whites
1 teaspoon sugar
4 salmon fillets, 6 ounces each, skinned
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill

Put the yogurt in a strainer lined with a double layer of paper towels. Set the strainer over a bowl, place in the refrigerator and let drain for 3 hours.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Coat a baking dish, large enough to hold the fillets in a single layer, with the butter. In a bowl, combine the drained yogurt, horseradish and teaspoon of salt.
Beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Add the sugar and continue to beat until they form stiff peaks. Carefully fold in the seasoned yogurt.
Lay the salmon in the baking dish and season with the remaining i teaspoon of salt and the pepper. Cover each fillet with i of the meringue. Bake until the fish is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Divide among 4 plates and sprinkle with dill. Serve immediately.

YIELD Four servings


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