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Seared Salmon with Green Pea Purée

Salmon cooks up quickly, making it the perfect protein for a weeknight meal. Here, seared salmon, with its crisp exterior and flaky interior is perfectly set off by a creamy white bean and green pea purée.

Seared Salmon with Green Pea Purée

The pea puree is sweet and fresh- the vibrant green colour and the scent of fresh mint is just mouth watering
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fish, Healthy Dinner, Peas, Salmon
Servings: 2
Calories: 684kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring Cups/Spoons Set
  • 18 x 24-Inch Plastic Cutting Board
  • 8" Chef's Knife
  • Fine-Mesh Sieve 
  • Can Opener
  • 3-Quart Saute Pan
  • Stainless Steel Slotted Spoon
  • Wooden Spoon 
  • 14-Cup Food Processor
  • Fish Turner

Ingredients

COOK

  • 2 Strips Thick-sliced bacon, sliced

SWEAT

  • ¾ cup Halved and sliced leeks
  • ½ cup Canned white beans, rinsed
  • ½ cup Frozen green peas
  • 2 Tbsp. Low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp. White wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Prepared horseradish
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

HEAT

  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 2 Salmon fillets (6 oz. each), skinned and seasoned with salt and black pepper

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a saucepan until crisp; transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate and reserve for Curly Endive Salad, right. Reserve drippings in pan.
  • Sweat leeks in drippings over medium-low heat until translucent, 6 minutes. Stir in beans, peas, and broth until heated through.
  • Purée bean mixture in a food processor with vinegar and horseradish; press through a fine-mesh sieve, then season with salt and pepper. Keep purée warm.
  • Heat sauté pan over high; add oil. Once shimmering, add salmon and sear until golden brown on one side, then flip, reduce heat to medium, and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 7 minutes total. Serve salmon with purée.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories684
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 50g 77%
    • Saturated Fat 11g 56%
  • Cholesterol 106mg 36%
  • Sodium 343mg 15%
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
    • Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
  • Protein 41g 82%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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