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Our chef Franz Schönegger indulges you with various culinary highlights from his gourmet cuisine: traditional Gastein valley delicacies as well as international specialties. With his team he continuously creates new and delicious meals.

Our head chef Franz Schönegger is revealing one of his best recipes for you to cook at home:

Fried alpine salmon with avocado tartare

For four people you need:

For the avocado tartare:
Two ripe avocados
One sour apple
One shallot
Lime juice
One tbsp. sour cream
Cayenne pepper

For the alpine salmon:
4 x 250 g fresh salmon fillets
A little butter
A pinch of salt
Shot of lemon juice
Fresh parsley to taste

1. Prepare the avocado tartare
Cut the avocados in half, and remove from the shell. Cut the removed halves into cubes, and marinate with the lime juice. Also cut the apples and shallot into cubes and mix all the ingredients together. Season with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and mix in the sour cream.

2. Preparing the alpine salmon
Preheat the oven to 140 ° C.
Season the salmon on both sides with salt and lemon. Heat the butter in a pan and sauté the fish over medium heat slowly, until golden brown. Then cook in the oven at 140 ° C for approx. 5 to 10 minutes to make the fish ready.

Our tip: Avocados are mostly not yet edible at the time of purchase. Only after a few days do they reach perfect ripeness, which you can recognise when the shell can be pressed in a little with a small push of the finger. To accelerate the ripening process, you can wrap the avocados in newspaper or store them together with apples.

Depending on your taste the alpine salmon can be exchanged for char or carp.
Bon appetit!

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Our experienced service team will gladly inform you about the meals in the restaurants at the Hotel EUROPÄISCHER HOF. Every year our staff takes part in various service and cuisine prize competitions. Several national and regional champions have emerged from our hotel.

If you would like to get to know Austrian cuisine more closely, we recommend a visit to the hotel’s own Gasteiner Klause. Regional delicacies will be served here in a rustic atmosphere.

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