Seared Salmon with Sweet Corn and Bacon Sauté

Photo: Colin Clark; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford  

The corn sauté makes a sweet, tasty bed for the fish and almost makes this a complete meal. Let the fillets cook undisturbed over medium-high heat for a beautiful sear.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup corn mixture and 1 fillet)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 363
  • Fat: 14.6g
  • Saturated fat: 2.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4.6g
  • Protein: 40g
  • Carbohydrate: 17g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 94mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 392mg
  • Calcium: 31mg

Ingredients

  • 2 center-cut bacon slices, chopped
  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) center-cut salmon fillets, skinned
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme

Preparation

  1. 1. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat 4 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Add shallot and white parts of onions; sauté 2 minutes. Add wine, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in vinegar, corn, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in green parts of onions.
  2. 2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Sprinkle fillets with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add fillets to pan; cook 4 minutes. Turn and cook 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Divide corn mixture among 4 plates; top with fillets. Sprinkle thyme evenly over fillets.
Note:

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