Salmon with Lemon, Chive Cream Sauce

Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Salmon season starts today! Fresh salmon right off the boat is indescribable. This is one of the many ways we like to cook it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine the clam juice, vermouth, and shallots in a small saucepan.
  2. Boil until liquid is reduced to 1/3 cup, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add cream and continue boiling until sauce coats a spoon, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add lemon juice.
  5. Strain sauce and return to saucepan.
  6. Add chopped chives and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Place salmon on a cutting board and, using a sharp knife, cut salmon on a deep diagonal (almost parallel to work surface) into eight scallops 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick.
  8. Sprinkle salmon scallops with salt and pepper.
  9. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.
  10. Melt butter in large skillet over medium high heat.
  11. Working in batches, add salmon to skillet and cook about 30 seconds on each side until opaque in center.
  12. Bring sauce to a boil and divide between four plates.
  13. Arrange salmon on top of sauce.
  14. Garnish with whole chives.

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