Seared Salmon on Herbed Mashed Peas

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by CaliforniaJan

Delicious and different pairing for this favorite fish. Add pasta or rice for a complete meal. From Nov. 2005 Cooking Light.

Top Review by Pismo

I made this the other day after seeing it on the Cooking Light website. It turned out so delicious and beautiful! I couldn't find fresh tarragon so I used fresh thyme instead and it tasted great. Highly recommended!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add leek; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add water and peas; cook 5 minutes or until peas are tender.
  4. Place pea mixture in a food processor.
  5. Add basil, juice, and tarragon; process until smooth, adding more water if necessary.
  6. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; keep warm.
  7. Sprinkle salmon with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  8. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  9. Coat pan with cooking spray.
  10. Add salmon, skin side down, and cook for 6 minutes or until golden.
  11. Turn, and cook for 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.
  12. Serve salmon over warm mashed peas. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.

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