A lovely sauce of tomatoes, tarragon and white wine adds fresh flavor to salmon fillets. Serve with brown rice and sauteed spinach.

Mark Bittman
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1996

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Recipe Summary

total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat a 12-inch ovenproof skillet (cast iron is fine) for 3 or 4 minutes over medium-high heat. Preheat the broiler, positioning the top rack about 4 inches from the heat.

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  • Place salmon fillets in the skillet, skin-side down, leaving the heat on medium-high. Sprinkle with pepper and cook, undisturbed, for about 6 minutes, or until the salmon flesh turns opaque about halfway up the fish.

  • Transfer the skillet to the broiler and leave it there for 2 or 3 minutes, just until the salmon browns on top. The salmon should still be moist in the middle.

  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat wine over medium heat. Let it simmer for about 1 minute. Add chives, tarragon and butter and stir. When the butter has melted, add tomatoes and cook another 30 seconds. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Remove and discard the tarragon. Spoon the sauce over the salmon. Garnish with chives.

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; protein 23.7g 47% DV; carbohydrates 2.3g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.5g 2% DV; sugars 1.2g; fat 16.3g 25% DV; saturated fat 4.1g 20% DV; cholesterol 64.9mg 22% DV; vitamin a iu 528.8IU 11% DV; vitamin c 11mg 18% DV; folate 38.7mcg 10% DV; calcium 23.2mg 2% DV; iron 0.6mg 4% DV; magnesium 39.7mg 14% DV; potassium 526.8mg 15% DV; sodium 215.7mg 9% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 25% DV.