This is such an easy dish to prepare, yet the flavor abounds! The fresher the salmon, the better. Made this in California at our time share and my husband raved about it. Another positive is that it's quite healthy, with the exception of the bacon! This will remain a staple at our house!
This is surprisingly delicious. Reading the recipe had me thinking it would be plain - it was anything but! It is also fairly easy to make. This one will be going into our regular rotation!
I have made this recipe many times and each time it turns out delicious. Relatively fast and easy to prepare. I always make the full amount of the ragout even though there are only two of us as I love the leftover beans and kale for lunch the next day. I cook the beans a little longer so that their starch thickens the sauce slightly. And I use low-salt bacon and chicken broth to keep the sodium down. I am now looking for a way to reduce the cholesterol count without losing the taste the bacon provides. any suggestions?
This dish is on the menu around once a week in my house. The variations are endless: kidney beans for cannelini, swiss chard for kale, add some lemon zest, saute fennel prior to wilting the chard, etc. etc. I would also recommend using less stock but make sure the stock you do use is homemade: the dish is twice as good! Also, pan searing the salmon results in a better texture and flavor, you can add a bit of grape-seed oil to the bacon drippings to keep the smoke down. Finally, reserve half the crispy bacon bits for a garnish.
This recipe is stunning! Restaurant quality taste. The white bean, kale, bacon is perfect. It was a little liquidy so I guess you could reduce the amount of broth slightly but it also worked well drizzled over the fish. Such a deep, complex flavor and it didn't feel too heavy.
Nice for a change but we were a bit disappointed. Would have liked the salmon crisped up a bit more (maybe I'd sear it in a pan first like I often do), and as well was disappointed in the softness of the bacon (seemed soggy....actually the whole thing was swimming in a bit too much liquid for my liking). Maybe if I were to do it again I'd leave out the chicken broth as well.
This has become one of our standards around here. Healthy and delicious.
I thought this was very good. I made it with swiss chard instead of kale. The leftover ragout was a great lunch the next day
I thought this was delicious. The bean,kale & bacon rocked. Salmon was the backup player, but still good.