Pan Seared Basil Salmon

Butter Basil Pan Seared Salmon Fillets

 Fish never tasted this good!

Fish never tasted this good!

As we all know, fish is a very healthy option for any meal - I particularly love Salmon, as you can cook it in so many different ways, achieving so many gorgeous flavors. This recipe is super simple, healthy & full of flavor. I serve it cooked in fresh peas, with a side of baked rosemary potatoes & steamed vegetables 

Ingredients:

  • Salmon Fillets (1 large portion per person)
  • 1 tbl sp Olive Oil
  • Basil leaves (preferably fresh) 
  • 1 cup fresh peas
  • 1 tsp Butter 
  • Salt & Pepper 
  • Vegetables to steam (I used asparagus)
  • 4-5 new potatoes per serving (cut up small to roast quicker)
  • Dried Rosemary (if you're making potatoes) 
 Potatoes cut up, spiced & ready to bake

Potatoes cut up, spiced & ready to bake

 Salmon spiced & ready to fry

Salmon spiced & ready to fry

Method: (oven 200c for potatoes)

  • Sprinkle the raw salmon fillets with salt & pepper. Rub to evenly distribute
  • Put your vegetables on to steam
  • Chop your new potatoes, spice with salt, pepper & rosemary - drizzle with olive oil & mix
  • Place potatoes in oven at 200c for 35-40 minutes, stirring half way through 
  • Heat the olive oil & butter in the pain on medium - high heat
  • Add the basil leaves (they will infuse the oil with their flavor)
  • Fry the Salmon about 4 minutes on each side - this all depends on how you like your fish cooked, so watch it very carefully (You can see the color changing on the sides of the fillet, moving upwards as it cooks further)
  • Add the fresh peas around the salmon steaks, cooking for the same amount of time but stirring constantly so not to go too crispy 
  • Serve with Steamed vegetables & roasted rosemary potatoes
 Olive Oil, Butter & Basil Leaves in pan

Olive Oil, Butter & Basil Leaves in pan

 Salmon & Fresh Peas cooking

Salmon & Fresh Peas cooking

 Ready to enjoy!

Ready to enjoy!

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