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Cilantro Salmon

Cilantro Salmon
Molly Aronica

Cilantro Salmon

Salmon is a great go-to fish — it's easy to cook, easy to split into portions, and extremely versatile when it comes to cooking methods. When it comes to the flavor profile of salmon, this is a fish that can stand up to big bold sauces — especially ones laced with herbs and citrus.

This recipe lets the natural flavor of the salmon shine through, with the fish simply pan-roasted and topped with a bright, fresh cilantro sauce. 

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Ready in
15 m
2
Servings
468
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Two 6-ounce salmon fillets, skin on
  • Coarse salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, rinsed
  • 1 medium-sized shallot, roughly chopped
  • \ Zest and juice of 1 meyer lemon
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes with a teaspoon of olive oil. Meanwhile, season the fleshy side of the salmon with salt and pepper and then add it to the pan, skin side down. Cook the salmon for 4 minutes on the first side, then flip the fillets and cook for 3 minutes on the other side. Transfer the fish to a plate and let it rest for a minute or two. 

To make the sauce, add the cilantro, shallot, lemon, and vinegar to the bowl of a food processor and pulse 15 times, or until everything is combined fully. Turn the food processor back on and slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream through the feeding tube until the mixture comes together in a smooth paste. 

Top the salmon fillets with the cilantro sauce and serve immediately. 

Nutritional Facts
Servings2
Calories Per Serving468
Total Fat32g49%
Sugar3gN/A
Saturated6g32%
Cholesterol94mg31%
Protein36g72%
Carbs9g3%
Vitamin A27µg3%
Vitamin B125µg92%
Vitamin B61mg61%
Vitamin C27mg44%
Vitamin E8mg38%
Vitamin K33µg41%
Calcium43mg4%
Fiber2g9%
Folate (food)63µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)63µg16%
Iron1mg8%
Magnesium58mg14%
Monounsaturated13gN/A
Niacin (B3)15mg75%
Phosphorus436mg62%
Polyunsaturated8gN/A
Potassium810mg23%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg17%
Sodium580mg24%
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg25.9%
Zinc0.8mg5.3%