Herbed Pan Roast of Salmon with Warm Greens and Herb Vinaigrette
This dish is light and healthy but packed with flavor. Buy the best quality salmon available and whatever greens you like and this dish is sure to go onto your favorites list.
- 1 cup <3887>Emeril's Herb Vinaigrette
- 4 salmon filets, 1 inch thick (7 to 8 ounces each)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh assorted herbs (tarragon, basil, chives, parsley, oregano, cilantro, or any other herb of your choice)
- 4 servings <4083>Warm Greens4083>
Prepare the Emeril's Herb Vinaigrette, and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Sprinkle the salmon fillets on both sides with the salt and pepper. Spread the mustard on the flesh side of each fillet, and pack the herbs on the tops of the fillets with your hands.
Heat a large ovenproof skillet over high heat until very hot. Place the salmon fillets in the skillet and sear them, skin side down for 1 1/2 minutes. Place the skillet in the oven, and bake until the fish is medium rare, for about 6 minutes.
While the salmon is baking, prepare the Warm Greens.
To serve, place 1 serving of the greens on each plate, top with a salmon fillet, and spoon 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette over.
Yield: 4 main-course servings
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