Seared Salmon With Creamy White Wine Mushroom Sauce

READY IN: 50mins




  • PREP THE SALMON: Rinse and dry the salmon filet; divide into four portions; sprinkle with 1/2 tsp dill weed, salt and pepper to taste; then dredge in the cornstarch and set aside for 15 minutes while you prepare the sauce.
  • PREPARE THE SAUCE: Heat a nonreactive saucepan over medium heat and add 1 tsp olive oil; when oil is hot, add the onion and garlic and saute until onion is translucent.
  • Add the mushrooms, dill weed, and thyme, and saute until mushrooms have released their liquid.
  • MEANWHILE: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F; Heat a heavy, oven-proof skillet (cast iron preferred) over medium high heat.
  • RETURN TO SAUCE: Combine the lemon juice and wine (and cornstarch if not using xanthan gum), and add to the mushroom mixture; Bring to a boil, then simmer on low heat for 5 minutes; Remove from heat and set aside.
  • SEAR THE SALMON: Place 1 tsp each olive oil and butter in the hot skillet; Swirl around to coat the bottom; Place the salmon filets in the skillet (skin side up), and sear for about 3 minutes, or until a nice brown crust has formed.
  • Carefully turn the filets over so the skin side is now down; Then set the skillet in the preheated oven and roast for about 8-10 minutes, or until center is cooked through; remove from oven and set aside to rest.
  • FINISH THE SAUCE: Place the mushroom wine mixture in a blender or food processor along with the 1/2 cup of half and half and xanthan gum; blend until smooth and thickened; microwave as needed to re-heat but do not allow to boil.
  • SERVE salmon with sauce on the side; garnish with fresh parsley, slices of lemon, and dill weed, if desired.