Cooking butter until it browns adds a toasty, nutty flavor to this easy skillet salmon recipe. Here it gives Old Bay-rubbed salmon a chef-worthy finish--not bad for 20 minutes!

Adam Dolge
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March 2020

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Add peas and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup of the water, then drain. Combine the peas, the reserved water, crème fraîche (or sour cream), lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until roughly chopped. Spread onto a serving platter.

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  • Heat oil in a large cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle salmon with Old Bay and add to the pan, skin-side up. Cook, flipping once, until it is browned and flakes with a fork, 6 to 7 minutes total.

  • Arrange the salmon on top of the peas. Add butter and thyme to the pan. Cook, stirring, until the butter is brown and fragrant, about 30 seconds. Drizzle over the salmon. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

370 calories; protein 34.8g 70% DV; carbohydrates 17g 6% DV; dietary fiber 5.3g 21% DV; sugars 6.5g; fat 17.5g 27% DV; saturated fat 7.1g 36% DV; cholesterol 86.4mg 29% DV; vitamin a iu 2646.7IU 53% DV; vitamin c 27.5mg 46% DV; folate 78.4mcg 20% DV; calcium 113.8mg 11% DV; iron 2.6mg 14% DV; magnesium 71.1mg 25% DV; potassium 714mg 20% DV; sodium 668.7mg 27% DV.