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Salmon with Basil Sauce

Course Fish
Cuisine American
Keyword basil, mushrooms, 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 skinless salmon fillets
  • ¼ pound mushrooms 1/4 pound mushrooms
  • 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • cup fish stock 1/3 cup fish stock
  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine 3 tablespoons dry white wine
  • cup heavy cream 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • cup basil 1/3 cup loosely packed, finely shredded basil
  • 4 basil leaves 4 fresh basil leaves for garnish


  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. 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. 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.