Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Scrumptious Salmon Fillets

Good afternoon bloggers! Welcome to another edition of Everyday Meals. I hope each and every one of you enjoyed your 4th of July weekend. I am going to be taking a simple approach to this week and we will be making fish this week. We are starting this week with a salmon dish. Let's grab our aprons and get into the kitchen!

Salmon with Snap Peas, Yellow Peppers, and Dill Pistachio Pistou

You will need:

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup shelled natural pistachios or almonds, toasted, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 1.5 tablespoons pistachio oil
  • 2 yellow bell peppers or orange bell peppers, cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed, strings removed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 salmon fillets

Ready? Great!

  1. Mix the dill, green onions, pistachios, and 1/4 cup oil in a medium bowl. Season it to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a heavy, large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peppers and sauté until beginning to soften, or about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the snap peas, garlic, and 1/4 cup water, then sprinkle with salt. Sauté until the vegetables are just tender and water evaporates, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in 1 rounded tablespoon pistou.
  5. Transfer the vegetables to a platter, then tent with foil to keep warm. Reserve the skillet you just used and do not clean it.
  6. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the reserved skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper.
  8. Place the salmon, skin side down, in the skillet and cook until the skin is crisp, about 3 minutes.
  9. Turn the salmon over and cook until it's almost opaque in the center, about 3 minutes longer.
  10. Arrange salmon fillets over the vegetables on the platter.
  11. Spoon some pistou down the center of each fillet and serve!
  12. Enjoy!

I hope you all have am excellent day and I will catch you all on the flip side! Happy blogging to everyone!