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Salmon with Basil Sauce

Course Fish
Cuisine American
Keyword basil, salmon
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 277 kcal


  • 6 ounces salmon fillets 4 6-ounce boneless salmon fillets
  • 0.25 pound mushrooms 1/4 pound mushrooms
  • 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 0.33333333333333 cup fish stock 1/3 cup fish stock
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 0.33333333333333 cup heavy cream 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 0.33333333333333 cup basil 1/3 cup loosely packed, finely shredded basil
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  1. Cut the mushroom stalks even with the caps and slice 1/8-inch thick

  2. Heat the butter in a 12-inch stainless steel sauté pan; add the mushrooms, and sauté on high heat, tossing all the time, until light golden brown.

  3. Add the fish stock, wine, and salmon, skin side up. Cover and gently simmer for 7 to 10 minutes until the salmon is cooked through. To check if it is ready, insert a small sharp knife into the thickest part of each fillet to check if it is cooked through. Be careful not to over-cook or the salmon will be dry.

  4. Remove the salmon from the pan with a slotted spatula and remove and discard the skin. Keep the fillets warm

  5. On a high heat, reduce the pan juices to a light syrupy consistency. Add the cream and shredded basil and continue to reduce until the mixture is thick enough to coat a spoon. Add any juices that have accumulated from the salmon and continue to reduce for a minute more. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

  6. Arrange the salmon on four dinner plates and spoon the sauce on top. Garnish each fillet with a basil leaf.

Nutrition Facts
Salmon with Basil Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 196mg9%
Potassium 330mg9%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 930IU19%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.