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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Romba6151's Review

April 30, 2013
Need to try mashed peas again. Kept thinking baby food while eating it.overall pretty yummy.

DebbieC0315's Review

April 28, 2013
I agree, if you haven't made it and eaten it, don't rate it! Some of us love tarragon!

MimiGatt's Review

April 27, 2013
total yummmmmmm~! I paired it with quinoa. Very happy!

Dough21's Review

April 26, 2013
The herbed peas are really yummy and a good accent for the simplicity of the salmon filets! Note to mmmbanya: if you haven't made the recipe and don't even like the ingredients, don't rate the recipe with a two star review - it's rude and presumptuous.

MakingMemories's Review

April 26, 2013

janice40's Review

April 03, 2012

JudyV1's Review

March 26, 2012
Delicious! I did cook the salmon in a combination of butter and olive oil. The peas were sweet and herb-flavored, and a unique base for the salmon filet. Will definitely make this one again!

jperkin1's Review

March 20, 2012
I really enjoyed this recipe and found it very, very good. The only changes I made: when cooking the leeks, (when I do it again, which I will..., I will throw in some garlic) I added some white wine for fluid. Rather than a food processor, I used a stick blender. I did not have fresh tarragon, so I added a small amount of dried. I cooked the salmon in the same pan as the leeks, and spread a little bit of olive oil over the filets before searing. I thought it was great, husband said he would have jazzed it up a bit by adding red pepper flakes to the peas. Will definitely try it again.

mhixon's Review

March 20, 2012

bkhs81's Review

February 29, 2012
This is the worst recipe I have ever made. I threw out the leftover peas because I could never eat them again. The taste was horrible. 1-star is too high a rating for this. I actually removed my bookmark from this page so that I don't even see this recipe again.