1 celery stalk, sliced thin
1 onion, sliced thin
1 leek, sliced thin
1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
1 bay leaf
1 cup white wine1 lemon, halved
6 ounces king salmon filet
2 ounces crème fraîche *
2 tablespoons minced chives
3 tablespoons lemon extra virgin olive oil
Bring a large pot of water to a simmer. Add the celery, onion, leek, peppercorns, bay leaf, wine and lemon and simmer for 25 minutes. Then add the salmon. Cover the pot, remove it from the heat, and let it stand for 10 minutes.
Remove the salmon and chill it in the refrigerator. Discard the vegetable water.
In a food processor or by hand, whip with salmon with the crème fraîche, chives, and olive oil, and add salt and pepper to taste. Keep the spread chilled until you're ready to serve. Serve with baguette slices.
*can substitute sour cream or a cream and sour cream combination