Herb Crusted Filet of Salmon
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4 servings
Savory Salmon Dish
  • 4 (5 ounce) salmon fillets
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
  • ¾ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 10 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup White WINE + 1 tablespoon reserved
  • 1 cup heavy cream (high quality; organic)
  • real salt (to taste)
  • white pepper (to taste)
  1. Place salmon in a shallow dish and rub with 3 tablespoons lemon juice.
  2. Season the non-skin side with lemon pepper, parsley, thyme. Set aside.
  3. In a sauce pan, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat, and saute shallot for 2 minutes until tender.
  4. Mix in remaining 2 tbsp lemon juice, vinegar, and ¼ cup wine. Simmer until reduced by at least ½.
  5. Stir in heavy cream. Season sauce with salt and white pepper to taste. Cook and stir until thickened. Whisk in 4 tbsp butter. Set aside and keep warm
  6. Heat remaining 4 tbsp butter in a skillet over medium heat. Place salmon in the skillet herb side down, and cook 1 to 2 minutes, until seared. Remove salmon and set aside herb side up.
  7. Deglaze the skillet with remaining 1 tablespoon wine, then mix in the cream sauce.
  8. Return salmon to the skillet herb side up and cook 8 minutes in the sauce or until easily flaked with a fork
  9. Serve salmon on plate with sauce, pared with steamed asparagus spears and mashed red potatoes.
Inspired by the Cheesecake Factory Herb Crusted Filet of Salmon
Recipe by The Living Diet & Lifestyle at http://www.thelivingdiet.net/2015/04/24/herb-crusted-filet-of-salmon/