Fish recipes
Baked Salmon (Welsh)
1 large fresh salmon
1 lemon
1 salt and pepper
5 oz butter
2 egg yolks
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1/2 cucumber
2 tablespoon lemon juice

Wash the salmon in salted water, dry, trim and cut into steaks. Line a roasting tin with baking foil and coat the foil with butter. Place the fish steaks on the foil. Season with salt and pepper and top each with a knob of butter. Cover with foil and bake in a fairly hot oven (400/F. or Mark 6) for 20-25 minutes. Peel and slice the cucumber and saute gently in butter in a saucepan.

The Sauce :

Whisk the egg yolks, vinegar and seasoning in a basin over hot water until the sauce thickens. Add 2 oz. butter, a small piece at a time. If the sauce becomes too thick add a little hot water. When the fish is cooked, place it on a large plate, and surround with the cucumber slices. Serve with the egg sauce.

Yield: 6 servings

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