Seared Salmon on Baby Spinach

Recipe by GinnyP
READY IN: 30mins




  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on salmon.
  • Melt 1 T butter in medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  • (If you use a large skillet, you'll need to use more butter. For a better finished result, medium is preferred.) Add salmon; saute' until just opaque in the center, about four minutes per side if thick.
  • Transfer salmon to a plate.
  • Melt 1/2 T butter in same skillet.
  • Add 1/2 the shallots and half the tarragon; saute' 30 seconds.
  • Increase the heat to high; add half the spinach and toss 30 seconds.
  • Add remaining spinach and toss until wilted.
  • Divide the spinach between two plates.
  • Melt remaining 1/2 T butter in same skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add remaining shallots and tarragon; saute' 30 seconds.
  • Add wine first and then cream and boil until the sauce is thick enough to coat a spoon, about 3 minutes (or less if using larger skillet).
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Return salmon to skillet; simmer 1 minute.
  • Arrange salmon with sauce atop spinach.
  • Serves two; can be doubled.