Rest salmon fillets atop fresh herbs tossed with a light lemon dressing. Because they're left whole, use small basil and mint leaves; if you have only large leaves, tear them in half. Refrigerate the herb mixture before preparing the salmon so it won't wilt.
1 1/2 cups arugula leaves
3/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 cup small fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup small fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 garlic clove, minced
6 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skinned
6 lemon wedges
How to Make It
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
Combine juice, oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and garlic, stirring with a whisk.
Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Sprinkle salmon with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add fish to pan; cook 9 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning once. Combine arugula mixture and juice mixture; toss well to coat. Place 1/2 cup herb salad on each of 6 plates; top each serving with 1 fillet. Serve with lemon wedges.
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I made this exactly as written (I halved the amounts but the proportions were equal) and it was delicious. My husband declared it "restaurant quality" and I would agree. The combination of arugula, basil, cilantro and mint in a light, lemony dressing was the PERFECT complement to the salmon. I'm looking forward to making it again for company.
This was fabulous! Hubby and I are doing a low carb diet at the moment, and were so happy to add this recipe to our diet. I used Italian seasoned panko, and did not make the herb salad. I made my own garden salad instead. Am making the salmon tonight.
This is a wonderful combination of flavors! My husband and I have made this a regular in our house. We make it exactly as written. Because there is so much going on (in a good way) with the flavors, this would be a delicious dish for company (but simple to make -- the most time-consuming part is preparing the greens).
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