PAN POULDRED SALMON is one of the best-known dishes in American cuisine, and the dish is often served with an appetizer, a side dish or even as an entrée to a meal.
But the dish also has a surprising history.
A group of Dutch settlers discovered the salmon while fishing in the Delaware River in 1779, and they named it poulet in honour of the river’s name.
The name poullet translates to “river salmon” and the fish was sold as a delicacy, although its reputation grew over time as the salmon became popular as a fish on American plates.
For centuries, the name poulée was also applied to a kind of fish stew that was served with poulain bread.
In France, it was also called a poulé, meaning “soup of the poulous” and “soufflé” or “sour bread”.
In Germany, the dish became known as poulafräche, a name derived from a combination of “poulous”, meaning a fish, and “frau”, meaning bread.
And, in France, poulau was a dish of fish made with flour.
The dish was originally a local delicacy in Brittany, a small coastal community of about 800 people about 150 kilometres south of Paris.
The French-born cook, Pierre Poulau, who was born in 1820 in Brittany and spent a few years in Paris, was well known as the father of French-style poulas, which are known for their rich gravy and buttery flavour.
A decade later, Poulé was introduced to the US, where it became an American favourite, with the Americanization of the dish becoming more pronounced in the 1960s.
“You can make it from any sort of fish, from pike to salmon,” says Eric Stahl, the director of the Fish History Museum in St. Louis.
Stahl has been researching poulés for more than 40 years, and he has even been given permission by the American Fish Commission to produce a film on the dish, which is now available on YouTube.
He says the Americanized poulouse is similar to a duck confit, but with a more fatty, meaty base.
Like a duck, poulettes are often served on a bed of cooked flour, or with pate à la frites, a combination dish of vegetables and rice, served over a bed with butter and cream.
It is not uncommon for a dish to be served with a side of rice and potatoes.
Stahl says the dish can be made from as little as one pound of wild salmon, or up to five pounds of sea bass.
“But it’s still a good portion of a whole fish,” he says.
“The key is to use wild salmon as it has more nutrients, so you don’t get sick.
Poulée has a long history of being served on the American table. “
If you get a lot of fresh fish, you can use it in place of fresh bread.”
Poulée has a long history of being served on the American table.
In 1792, Louis XVI of France served it with pomme blanche, a traditional French dessert with whipped cream.
In 1827, King George V served poula with an egg salad on his birthday.
In the 1920s, it became the staple of a British breakfast menu.
In Britain, the most famous British version of the food, which served poules with bacon, eggs, onions, sausage and roast potatoes, was introduced in the 1950s.
The poulabean, or pan-fried salmon, has become the standard dish for the country’s fish and chips, as well as at fish-focused restaurants.
In Canada, it has been a staple of summer parties and social events since the late 1960s, Stahl says.
He adds that the dish has also been adapted into a dessert, and, as a result, it is often a favorite dessert in Europe and North America.
The most common form of pan-poulet is the French poulette de poulage, which consists of a flour mixture made from rice and flour, served on top of a bed.
The shape of the pan, whether it’s round or square, is crucial.
“We do a lot with the flour, because it’s the perfect size to hold the pan,” Stahl explains.
“In a round pan, we have to bake the fish to get the browned spots, so that they can cook through, so we can get the best results. “
“And in a square, the fish will have to be cooked to a crisp. “
The texture of the fish is important. “
And in a square, the fish will have to be cooked to a crisp.
The texture of the fish is important.
If it’s not crispy, you won’t be able to cook the fish.”