Sugar Seared Salmon With Sour Cream Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Something different to do with salmon, and really delicious! I think I got the idea for this recipe from Bon Appetit, and just changed a couple of the ingredients. If you don't like sour cream substitute heavy cream instead.


  1. Mix the sugar with the salt, chili, and ground corriander.
  2. Cut the salmon into 1" "fingers", and roll it in the sugar mixture to coat all sides.
  3. Melt the butter over medium heat. When bubbly, add the salmon and cook until crusty on the outside and just cooked inside. (Only about 4 minutes per side).
  4. Transfer the salmon to a plate. Add the wine to the pan and reduce slighly, then add the sour cream. Boil until the sauce thickens enough to coat a spoon. Make sure to scrape up all the brown bits from the pan.
  5. Spoon the sauce over the salmon and sprinkle over the green onions.
Most Helpful

This is excellent! I will definitely make this one again. It's quick, easy, and very tasty. The only change I made was to toss the green onions into the sauce to cook for a few minutes. Thanks for posting, it's a keeper!

Recipe Reader January 31, 2007

All we can say is WOW. This was an excellent recipe for salmon. The sauce was perfect. We added a 1/4 tsp of Cheasapeake bay seafood seasoning for some tanginess. This will be a favorite in our household.

mewmew August 01, 2006

I have to say that though I wasn't terribly crazy about this recipe, my whole family LOVED IT!!! My husband said "PLEASE, PLEASE make this again!!!" My sons wolfed it down! Maybe if I make it again and slightly reduce the sugar and butter (as I found it a little too sweet and slightly greasy), I will find it to be a 5 star myself.

ChipotleChick October 29, 2006