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Seared Salmon on Herbed Mashed Peas

Seared Salmon on Herbed Mashed Peas
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 1 salmon fillet and about 1/2 cup mashed peas)

Give mashed potatoes a break by serving salmon on a bed of brightly seasoned pureed peas. You may need to thin the pea mixture; add one tablespoon of water at a time until you achieve the desired consistency.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 cup thinly sliced leek
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • Lemon wedges (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 393
  • caloriesfromfat 46 %
  • fat 19.9 g
  • satfat 4.4 g
  • monofat 7 g
  • polyfat 6.9 g
  • protein 38 g
  • carbohydrate 13.8 g
  • fiber 3.5 g
  • cholesterol 103 mg
  • iron 2.2 mg
  • sodium 482 mg
  • calcium 54 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add leek; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add water and peas; cook 5 minutes or until peas are tender.

  2. Place pea mixture in a food processor. Add basil, juice, and tarragon; process until smooth, adding more water if necessary. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; keep warm.

  3. Sprinkle salmon with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add salmon, skin side down, and cook for 6 minutes or until golden. Turn, and cook for 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Serve salmon over warm mashed peas. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.