Here we pair pan-seared salmon with braised broccoli and make it special with a quick, Italian-inspired topping of sautéed onions, pine nuts and raisins.

Barton Seaver




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  • Season salmon with half the rosemary and 1/2 teaspoon salt at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour before cooking. Cut the broccoli into florets with 2-inch-long stalks. Remove the tough outer layer of the stalk with a vegetable peeler. Cut the florets in half lengthwise.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large wide saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add raisins, pine nuts and the remaining rosemary; toss to coat with oil. Cook, stirring, until the pine nuts are fragrant and beginning to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the broccoli, season with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and toss to combine. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the water has almost evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon, skinned-side up, and cook until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn the salmon over, remove the pan from the heat and let stand until just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes more.

  • To serve, divide the broccoli among 4 plates. Top with salmon and spoon raisins, pine nuts and any liquid remaining in the pan over the salmon.


Wild-caught salmon from the Pacific (preferably Alaskan) is considered the best choice for the environment because it is more sustainably fished and has a larger, more stable population. Farmed salmon, including Atlantic, should be avoided, as it endangers the wild salmon population. For more information, visit Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch at

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 32g; carbohydrates 15.8g; dietary fiber 4.5g; sugars 6.5g; fat 13.9g; saturated fat 2.3g; cholesterol 66.3mg; vitamin a iu 1975.9IU; vitamin c 76.9mg; folate 143.8mcg; calcium 110.6mg; iron 1.9mg; magnesium 78.9mg; potassium 960.7mg; sodium 700.3mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
Quick Tasty Healthy Meal suitable for guests I'm always looking for new ways to serve fresh salmon and this recipe pared with braised broccoli was the perfect fast dinner for a busy night. I had broccoli from the garden that needed to be eaten and the flavors melded wonderfully. I served it with quinoa and a fresh caprese tomato salad. Dinner was on the table in 30 minutes and wonderfully satisfying. Pros: Few ingredients easy prep and very tastey Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Another good one for the family recipe book! I just made this for myself while my husband is out of town. It was just what I was looking for. Quick easy light and healthy. I substituted cherry flavored craisins for the raisins otherwise kept everything the same. Tasty! Definitely making it for the hubs when he comes back. Pros: Quick easy tasty Read More