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Steven Dolby was born in Rotherham, England 1974. Even from a young age Steven enjoyed artistic pursuits like creating original artwork and music. However he lacked even a basic knowledge of food and cooking techniques until he was 21 years old. At this stage his passion for all things culinary was ignited as he began to train with chefs in restaurants first in England, then around Europe. Steven has since moved to the united states and began to explore the cuisine of the Americas. His mentor won his first Michelin star in 2012 he currently lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife. Steve Dolby has been cooking professionally in restaurants for 17 years.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Salmon with Spinach Risotto and Fennel Apple Salad by Steven Dolby

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(Serves 2-3 people)

1/2 Medium onion (diced)
1 Stalk of celery (diced)
1 Carrot (diced)
1 Tbsp olive oil
Salt (pinch)
1 Star anise
Carnaroli rice (70g per person)
1/4 Cup dry white wine
6 Cups chicken stock
50g Baby spinach
30g Parmigiano-reggiano
Salt (to taste)

70g Fennel (thinly sliced)
30g Onion (thinly sliced)
70g Gala apple (thinly sliced)
1 Tsp Lemon juice
2 Tsp Red wine vinegar
1 E V olive oil
2 Tsp Fresh parsley (chopped)
Salt (to taste)
Sugar (to taste)

2-3 (7 oz) Salmon fillets, skin on


For Spinach Risotto:

1. In a pan, heat olive oil, add onion, celery, and carrot, followed by a pinch of salt. Add star anise and sweat for 5-6 minutes.

2. Add rice and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour white wine and cook for 1-2 minutes.

3. Pour a ladle of hot stock to the rice and stir until liquid is fully absorbed. Repeat the process and cook for about 30-40 minutes or until rice becomes tender but still firm to the bite.

4. When rice is nice and creamy add spinach and cheese. Season with salt and stir well.

5. Remove and discard the star anise and set the pan aside.

For Fennel Apple Salad:

6. In a bowl, combine fennel, onion, apple, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, parsley, salt, and sugar. Toss well and place in refrigerator.

For Salmon:

7. Season salmon with salt and drizzle olive oil. Add to a hot pan and cook until done.

8. Remove salmon from pan and set aside to rest.


9. Serve salmon with risotto and salad.


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