Salmon Steaks with Red-Wine Butter

Salmon Steaks with Red-Wine Butter
Photo by Romulo Yanes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup full-bodied dry red wine such as Côtes du Rhône
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh orange zest
  • 4 1-inch-thick salmon steaks (each about 1/2 lb)
  • + 5 more ingredients
    • 1 Turkish or 1/2 California bay leaf
    • ½ cup fresh orange juice
    • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
    • 1/3 cup shallots
    • ½ cup unsalted butter

Combine wine, shallots, juice, vinegar, tomato paste, and bay leaf in a 1- to 2-quart heavy saucepan and boil over moderately high heat until mixture is thick and jamlike and reduced to about 1/3 cup, about 20 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Transfer mixture to a small bowl set in a bowl of ice and co...

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