Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fall Feasts, #2 + GIVEAWAYS

Salmon Soufflé  

this deliciousness comes via Yelena's Melangery
who is a masterful still-life photographer, her
prints are for sale on her etsy site via her blog.

Ladies, nothing can be more impressive than a souffle, right?

You know how everyone is afraid of them collapsing, especially the dessert ones.

I made this at my brother's home years ago with fresh-caught salmon.
I baked it in a large container as we had lots of company,
but making it in the single-serving ramekin is a more beautiful presentation I think.

Don't be afraid.
It's really simple once you realize the egg whites and the salmon are the

most difficult parts.


For the poached salmon:

  • 2 (about 12 oz.) skinned salmon fillet
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. dry white wine (or more)
  • 1 tsp thyme

For the soufflé:

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. shallots, chopped 
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped  IMPORTANT
  • 3 Tbsp. grated Gruyère cheese IMPORTANT


To poach salmon, fill medium shallow saucepan or skillet with enough water to cover about two-thirds of the salmon fillet. Bring water to a gentle boil over medium heat. Add the wine, thyme, salt, pepper and salmon, cook 10 minutes or until salmon just begins to flake. Remove salmon from poaching water and cool. Flake into bite-sized pieces.

Meanwhile, heat oven to 400°F.
   4-6 ramekins, do not have to grease.

Melt the butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. 
Add shallots and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until translucent. 
Whisk in flour, and season with pepper and salt. 
Gradually whisk in milk in steady stream. 
Reduce heat to low and continue whisking until smooth. 
Simmer, stirring occasionally about  5 minutes or until sauce is very thick.
 Remove pan from heat. 
Whisk in egg yolks until smooth and creamy. 
Whisk in parsley and dill and let cool slightly. 
Gently stir in cheese and salmon.

Place egg whites in a large bowl and beat at medium-high speed until stiff but moist peaks form.

Stir one-fourth of the beaten egg whites into salmon mixture. 
Carefully fold in remaining egg whites. 
Divide mixture among ramekins and bake 5 minutes. 
Reduce heat to 375°F.
 Continue baking 15 to 20 minutes or until soufflé is puffy and golden brown, and wooden skewer inserted in center comes out clean. 
Serve immediately.

please hop over to visit Yelena if you don't know her already.
her posts are a feast for the eyes & the tummy.


all this will go the ONE winner

    a copy of
Tish Jett's new book
see right sidebar for a clickable icon


this book is written in Tish's brilliant style and please believe me, there are BIG
tips for every age on how to age beautifully and/or how to maintain your
youth & vigor.


a $100.00 Gift Certificate
to the 

the web shop is filled to the brim with luscious stuff,
some perfect for Christmas gifts 
for the girlfriends,  mothers, aunts, sisters,
neices, daughters, grandmothers & Auntie Mame.


that's the only rule +

leave a comment, of course.



  1. I have never made a souffle before and your recipe looks so devine that I'm inspired to try it, thank you! I enjoyed your sons writing and photography and I'd love to win your generous giveaway!

  2. Marsha,
    Looks and sounds absolutely delish!:)))
    I want to try make this salmon creation!
    And once more: How happy would I be a lucky winner for this amazing Giveaway from you!


  3. This post looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipes!


  4. I am a new follower and your recipe for the soufflé sounds inspiring. I am trying to get my husband to try some new foods, and this may be the next new thing for him. I have a copy of this book and love it. If I am lucky enough to win this give away, I will be using this copy of the book for a Christmas gift. It will make a great gift. Thank you for the delicious recipe.

  5. Marsha, I love Salmon Souffle.
    I will try this recipe, my recipe called for can salmon. This sounds better..
    When can I come for lunch?? yummy..

  6. Yelena is so talented!
    ...oh the words Salmon and soufflé in the same sentence.
    I have Tish's book...IT's WONDERFUL! If I win, I will pay it forward as a gift to someone I love.
    Thank you for your gracious offering as well, Marsha!
    Please include me in your give a way!
    A brilliant and beautiful post, my friend!
    P.S. You must know that heart sank for your Texans and their fans last week when coach Kubiak collapsed.

  7. Your souffle is not only gorgeous but very impressive Marsha. The presentation is spectacular. Isn't Tish's book fabulous? I cherish my copy.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  8. OMG!!!! How decadent and delicious!!!! Sounds and looks so divine!

  9. I don't recall ever having eaten souffle. Perhaps I would be wise to try some.

    Thanks for this giveaway... I LOVE everything in your store!!

  10. As I was reading your post, I was thinking about how amazing the pictures are. Your friend does indeed have talent. The soufflé sounds delish

  11. Well you know I have that tote and get complements on it all the time! LOVE it and that salmon souffle..OMG!

  12. I've made this type of souffle before and it IS delicious and quite easy to assemble. Souffle in general is not difficult, but people get a bit intimidated by the whipping and folding in of the egg whites, etc.

    Great giveaway! You always do it just right dear Marsha!

  13. The souffle is beautiful and salmon is a favorite of mine so perhaps I will get brave and try this one! Love the tote also!

  14. Marsha-
    This is one great giveaway!! And I have to try the soufflé. Simply beautiful and i know delicious!
    Happy weekend.

  15. I don't eat salmon but this does look delicious! Great giveaway! Debra

  16. The souffle looks beautiful and I am sure it is delicious. I will have to give this a try. Wonderful and generous giveaway and I would love to be the lucky winner.
    Linda O.

  17. The souffle looks beautiful and I'm sure tastes as delicious as it looks. I will have to try it. This is a wonderful and generous giveaway and I hope I am the lucky recipient.
    Linda O.

  18. Souffle looks great. Fingers crossed to win Tish's book.

  19. Love the giveaway and the recipe.

  20. Love the blog! Love your pics! Thank you for inspiring us all! Hugs ...

  21. Oh that is a stunning photo! I LOVE it.

    Have a great weekend MArsha!

  22. What a gorgeous photo and great giveaway! Thanks!

  23. My great-grandmother was French- I barely remember her but I inherited her taste for great bread and chocolate! The book sounds wonderful, so inspiring!

  24. A simple souffle? That sounds divine and so yummy, Marsha! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I just might give it a try :)


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