Salmon au Gratin a seafood delight from Norway

Norwegian fish, especially salmon is popular and shipped in large quantities to Russia, Europe, North America and Eastern Asia. Fish is Norway’s 3rd most important export after oil/gas and metals. Some reasons I guess is that Norwegian waters are of the least polluted in Europe, and the coast has numerous river systems that are full of with North Atlantic Salmon.
The best is to eat it yourself though and when my American wife DaneCA – who is and excellent chef – came into my life, she started to make the most delicious seafood dishes. Today we enjoyed one of them;
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The recipe – Salmon Au Gratin:
No measurements but the dishes ingredients are 4 salmon fillets, tomatoes, onion, leek, carrot, celery root, white wine, mushrooms, cream, dill, a dash of garlic salt baked in the oven for 30 minutes – then topped with cheese and shrimp and browned for 10 more.

The serving is ready – DianeCA’s Salmon Delight with rice:
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The dish with a glass of white wine – Bon appétit:
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Fish Farming in Norway:
My initial info and remarks make Norway perfect country for farming Salmon too. Actually fish farming is Norway’s second largest industry, and provides jobs both within and outside of the country. Thus Salmon is the flag ship of the Norwegian fish farming Industry and may of course are prepared in numerous ways; You may eat it dried, as a snack, smoked, marinated, salted, cooked, fried or baked and can even make an excellent sushi! Recently Salmon Caviar is fast growing in popularity – some even think it’s better than Russian caviar.

So how about you; have you eaten any Norwegian salmon lately? If so, in what way – or do you wish to try some of my wife’s specialities?
Here are some posts from our earlier fish delight dishes:
-> Rakfisk dish as traditional fish delicacy from Norway
-> Olga experience seafood delight in Norway
-> Rainbow trout fish dinner delight
-> Norwegian Sea Food dinner

Get a taste yourself of Norwegian Salmon at the Oslo Blog Gathering 2010!