SALMON FILLETS with WILD MUSHROOM RAGOUT
3 tablespoons butter
5 shallots, minced
18 ounces mixed mushrooms (such as oyster, chanterelle, morel and crimini)
3/4 cup bottled clam juice
3/4 cup dry white wine
3 tablespoons whipped cream
2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon or 1/2 teaspoon dried
6 6-to 8-ounce salmon fillets
Fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Fresh tarragon sprigs
Melt 3 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and sauté 2 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high. Add mushrooms; sauté until beginning to brown, about 8 minutes. Add clam juice and wine; boil until liquids are syrupy and almost evaporated, about 20 minutes. (Can be made 6 hours ahead. Cover and chill. Rewarm over medium heat, stirring frequently.) Add cream to mushrooms; boil until thickened, about 1 minute. Mix in chopped tarragon. Season with salt and pepper.
Preheat broiler. Arrange salmon skin side down on broiler pan. Brush with lemon juice, then butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil until just cooked through, without turning, about 6 minutes. Transfer to plates. Spoon mushrooms over. Garnish with tarragon.