Salmon With Crab Sauce

"Found this online some where about a year ago. We love it. I usually just do two salmon filets and halve the sauce since I cook for just two of us. But if you do the whole sauce recipe and have leftovers it is great on toast for lunch the next day. I used skim milk. Elegant enough for a dinner party"
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  • Cut salmon into four portions and season with 1 teaspoon f the lemon pepper.
  • Set aside.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over low-medium heat, wisk in flour and cook until bubbly for 1 minute.
  • Slowly wisk in milk and remaining lemon pepper and continue stirring until thick, about 12 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add cream cheese and stir until melted.
  • Add lemon juice and zest , green onion and the crab and any liquid from th can.
  • Keep warm over a very low heat.
  • Broil or pan fry seasoned salmon about 3-5 minutes per side until salmon just flakes when press with a fork.
  • Plate salmon and pour crab sauce over each filet.

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  1. Just made this tonight. Loved it!! Husband loved it too. I baked my salmon in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. I first brushed on a mixture of butter and olive oil - then sprinkling it with the lemon pepper. When the salmon was done, I also sprinkled it with just a little McCormick Cajun seasoning and paprika. Made the sauce as directed and it was scrumptious. I served it with buttered alfredo noodles (to which I added some of that delicious sauce) and some green beans. Oh, and I sprinkled the sauced noodles with grated Parmesan cheese and a few sprinkles of cracked red pepper. DELISH!! Review by CurtMapp
  2. For us, it was too lemony. Next time, I'll use less lemon zest and juice. But the sauce goes very well with the salmon. Thanks Wicked Cook :) Made for Gimme 5 tag game
  3. Wow! This is delicious. I cut the recipe down to serve 2 and used lowfat half and half for the milk. This made so much yummy sauce that I had plenty to serve over fettuccine. I pan fried my salmon by using cooking spray. This really is elegant enough to serve to company. Thanks for posting. :)
  4. Outstanding salmon recipe! The sauce is superb. It's smooth, creamy and rich- great flavor, too. I loved this so much and will be making it often. I baked my salmon and sprinkled it with a little Emeril's essence along with the lemon-pepper. I was afraid to use full teaspoons of lemon-pepper because it sounded like a lot so I used 1/2 teaspoons both times. Other than that, I made this exactly as written. I am so happy I chose this one- it's a KEEPER! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe, wicked!
  5. Very good. I think next time I might bake my salmon. It dried out a bit when I broiled it - though it was hard to tell when it was swimming in all that delicious crab sauce. I could have halved the sauce, but I am looking forward to thinking of other ways to use it up.



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