Fish with Asparagus

The creativity in Austrian cuisine today is showing more and more interesting asparagus and fish combinations. The range of recipes is, of course, vast, but the wine should always be from the supreme quality league and show finesse in particular. Fine versions of Weißburgunder, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gemischter Satz and Grüner Veltliner are superb.

A picture shows fish with Asparagus
Fish with Asparagus, © AWMB / Ulli Kohl

Pairs nicely with

Ingredients
Ingredients for 4 Servings

  • 4 fillets of Alpine Salmon, 160 g each
  • Maldon salt
  • Lime oil
  • 2 limes
  • Approx. 16 white asparagus
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 bread roll
  • Salt, sugar

For the sauce

  • 100 g shallots
  • 2 tablespoon Noilly Prat
  • 4 table spoons white wine
  • 10 tablespoons fish broth
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 100 g butter
  • Salt, pepper, nutmeg

Preparation

For the white wine fish sauce, boil the chopped shallots with Noilly-Prat, white wine and the fish broth almost to a complete reduction. Add cream, cook for a short time, then mix in the butter and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Peel the asparagus from the top down. Cook the skins with water, salt, sugar, lemon juice and the bread-roll for 5 minutes, and strain. Then cook the peeled asparagus in this broth until they still have a bit of bite to them.  Cut the asparagus into 1cm pieces and place them on a plate. Remove any bones from the fish fillets. Salt the fillets and cook at 80°C for 8 minutes in a bamboo steamer. Remove the skins and drizzle some lime oil over the fish. Arrange the asparagus and the sauce, placing the fish on the asparagus.