Salmon Roasted in Butter

  • prep: 0 hr
  • cook: 15 min
  • total: 15 min
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  • Summary

    This simple fish dish is best made with wild salmon, but it works equally well with the farmed sort. It's astonishingly easy. In a hot oven, melt butter in a skillet until it sizzles, add the salmon, flip, remove the skin, then allow to roast a few minutes more. You'll have an elegant fish dinner in about 15 minutes. Don't be afraid to play with herb and fat combinations: parsley, chervil or dill work well with butter; thyme, basil or marjoram with olive oil; or peanut oil with cilantro or mint. Featured in: The Minimalist; Wild Salmon In A Hot Pan.  Learn: How to Cook Salmon

    Ingredients

    • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
    • 4 tablespoons minced chervil, parsley or dill
    • 1 salmon fillet, 1 1/2 to 2 pounds
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • Lemon wedges

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 267 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 9 g 13.4%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 10.83%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 109 mg 36.4%
    • Sodium: 111 mg 4.61%
    • Calcium: 24 mg 2.42%
    • Potassium: 85 mg 2.44%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.17%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 1 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.72%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 44 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 2.11%
    • Vitamin C 1.5%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat6
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total6 oz-eq

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