Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
This recipe provides a lovely crispy outside and is fantastic with your favorite rice pilaf. **Update... the "crust" will almost look burnt... don't be alarmed, the dark, crispy bits are delicious!!!! So, so, so good!
- 6 garlic cloves
- 2 scallions, green parts only
- 1⁄2 cup Italian parsley, fresh, leaves only
- 1 tablespoon rosemary, fresh (or 1 tsp. dried)
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 salmon steaks
- 1⁄2 cup white wine, the good stuff
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Place the garlic, scallions, parsley and rosemary together on a cutting board and chop them up finely.
- Transfer to a medium bowl.
- Add the basil, mustard and olive oil- stir to combine.
- Spread the mixture in a thin layer over both sides of the salmon.
- Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat and get it VERY hot.
- Place the salmon into the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes- or until they are lightly browned.
- Flip the salmon to the other side and cook for 2 more minutes.
- Pour the wine into the pan- but not directly over the salmon (watch out for hot steam!).
- Place the pan on the center rack of the oven and bake, uncovered for 8-10 minutes, or until the fish is just cooked through.
Dh really loved the sauce created by the paste and wine, far better than tartar sauce or lemon juice, he says. I much prefer to turn the heat back a bit and avoid turning the paste into charred black carbon. I was sure my thinner salmon fillets would be overcooked but they were perfectly done.