Fish & Seafood

Cape Cod, MA – Part #2 & Creamy Salmon with Kamut, Spinach & Enoki Mushrooms

Cape Cod was a beautiful dream, the one you love to come back again and again. My friend told me that if I come to Cape Cod in October, I can pick enough wild mushrooms for the next three years. I don’t remember the last time I picked forest mushrooms, but I sure love to cook, dry, and marinade them. This would be a treat to cook mushrooms from the place as unique as Cape Cod!

We stayed in The Mansion at Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, Brewster, ideal resort for relaxing and enjoying a few days in the tranquility of Cape Cod. Rooms are spacious, luxurious and well furnished. However, in such an upscale hotel, I was deceived by the food in both the pub located in the mansion and The Linx Tavern at the golf. I really did not like anything I had. Tasteless fish dishes, lack of spices, something that you would’ve had in OK hotel restaurant 20 years ego.

But I do recommend the nice place for dinner The Beacon Room, in Orleans, MA – elegant seafood with an Italian bent.

Here are some healthy and simple seafood recipes that you can cook under 30 minutes.

Roasted Whole Red Snapper
Pan-Fried Sesame-Walnut-Crusted Orange Roughy
Pan-fried Lemon Bluefish with Caper-Tomato Salsa
Green Curry, Coconut, Garlic & Ginger Clams

Creamy Salmon with Kamut, Spinach & Enoki Mushrooms is an incredible dish to serve to the whole family. Kamut adds a spectacular chewy texture to this recipe. Spinach and enoki mushrooms go well with creamy salmon.

Creamy Salmon with Kamut, Spinach & Enoki Mushrooms

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Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 min Cooking Time: 35 min


  • 1 c. Kamut, soaked overnight
  • 1-1/2 c. milk or half-and-half
  • 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. fine salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1-1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1-1/2 lbs. fresh salmon, cut into medium pieces
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 c. enoki mushrooms, chopped ( or any other fresh mushrooms)
  • 3-4 c. fresh baby spinach
  • 5 tbsp. white wine
  • 1/2 c. cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/2 c. shredded cheese
  • fresh dill, to serve



To cook the grain, bring a cup of soaked Kamut and 3-4 c. of water to a boil. Add 1 tsp. of salt. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 30 minutes, until the grains are tender. Drain any excess water.


Preheat the oven to 450° F.


In the medium bowl whisk together the milk, flour, salt, and black pepper. Set aside.


Heat the oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the enoki mushrooms, onions, garlic, and stir constantly. Let them cook for about a minute. Add the salmon and cook for 5-6 minutes.


Add the spinach and white wine and let it cook for a couple of minutes more.


Stir the milk mixture into the skillet and reduce the heat. Cook for a minute or two, until the mixture, starts to thicken. Turn the heat off and mix in the Kamut. Add fresh tomatoes and sprinkle the cheese on top.


Place the skillet in the oven and cook until the cheese has melted. Serve with fresh dill.

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  • Reply
    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    May 15, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Dreamlike! A perfect spot for relaxing and meditating.



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    La Table De Nana
    May 15, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    I love all the is always so nice to see the people you love also:-)
    Very special..your son suits his glasses to a a rock star!
    Yelena,careful careful re the mushrooms..sad sad story the last few months in Italy..
    Email me..if it could be useful to you..

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    Marsha Splenderosa
    May 16, 2014 at 4:17 am

    This is a really special place in our country. So happy you guys got to enjoy a family holiday. xx's

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    May 16, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Oh.. I miss such peaceful places 🙂

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    Te de Ternura
    May 16, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Besos YELENA, pasadlo bien :))))

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    Regina Melo-Jocknevich
    May 19, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Hello Yelena,

    Every now and then I go to Cape Cod and I've enjoyed the Beacon Room a few times. Your photos as always are beautiful & inspiring, and these seafood recipes so yummy.

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