Tuscan Butter Salmon
by Kai Xin Neo
Hi everyone! I'm back with more recipes after a long while, today's star ingredient is no other than Salmon! This is such an easy ingredient to work with, with the simplest way of cooking it being either pan-searing it or baking it.
Our Norwegian Salmon Trout Fillets are nicely marbled and you can see the clear lines of Omega-3 fatty acids running through the meat. This makes pan-searing a whole lot easier and it also tastes much better than your supermarket bought salmon fillets which are less fatty and flavorful.
Today we will be exploring ways to enhance your salmon game. Why not give this Tuscan Butter Salmon recipe a go and discover new ways of preparing salmon at home? This recipe will be a sure hit amongst all age groups. Remember to prepare some bread in advance to soak up all that creamy goodness as well!
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 salmon fillets, patted dry with kitchen towels
- 3 tablesoons butter
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
- 2 cups spinach (or any other greens of your choice)
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (or any other cheese of your choice)
- 1/4 cup mixed chopped herbs (basil, parsley)
- some lemon juice
- salt & pepper to taste
- In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat oil. Season salmon all over with salt and pepper. When the oil is shimmering but not smoking, add salmon skin side down and cook until deeply golden. Flip the salmon over and continue frying until both sides achieve some browning. You don't have to make sure it is cooked all the way through here as we will be simmering the salmon along with the sauce again afterwards. Transfer the salmon fillets out of the pan.
- Reduce heat to medium and add butter. (Make sure your pan is not too hot if not your butter will burn easily!) When butter has melted, stir in garlic and cook until fragrant. Add cherry tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cook until tomatoes are beginning to burst, then add spinach. Cook until spinach is beginning to wilt.
- Stir in heavy cream, cheese and herbs and bring mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce is slightly reduced, about 3 minutes.
- Return salmon back to the pan and spoon the sauce over. Simmer until salmon is cooked through, about 3 minutes more or so.
- Garnish with a bit more herbs and squeeze some lemon juice onto the dish before serving.
This dish is certainly a game-changer when it comes to boring salmon recipes! So simple yet delicious, try it out for yourself today and wow your guests! Feel free to also add in some pasta if you need that carby goodness in your meals :)