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A simple sauce of piquant green peppercorns, lemon juice and butter top this seared salmon recipe.


1 ¼ lb wild salmon fillet (see Tip), skinned and cut into 4 portions¼ tsp salt plus a pinch of salt, divided2 tsp canola oil¼ cup lemon juice4 tsp unsalted butter, cut into small pieces1 tsp green peppercorns in vinegar, rinsed and crushed


1. Sprinkle salmon pieces with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon and cook until just opaque in the center, gently turning halfway, 4 to 7 minutes total. Divide among 4 plates. Remove the pan from the heat and immediately add lemon juice, butter, peppercorns and the remaining pinch of salt; swirl the pan carefully to incorporate the butter into the sauce. Top each portion of fish with sauce (about 2 teaspoons each).

Tips: Wild-caught salmon from the Pacific (Alaska and Washington) is considered the best choice for the environment because it is more sustainably fished and has a larger, more stable population. Farmed salmon, including Atlantic, should be avoided, as it endangers the wild salmon population.

To skin salmon, place fillet on a clean cutting board, skin side down. Starting at the tail end, slip the blade of a long, sharp knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding the skin down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30° angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either.



Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total

  • Calories 226
  • Total Fat 11g
  • Sodium 269mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 1g
  • Protein 28g
  • Cholesterol 76mg
  • Sugars 0g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Dinner, Diabetic, Gluten Free, Healthy, Low Calorie, Low Carb, Low Fat, Fish

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