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Lemon Salmon with Pea Puree
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Lemon Salmon with Pea PureeTwo of my favorites in one dish! Salmon and Peas. I wasn’t sure if I would like the two of these together but I certainly did! My Lemon Salmon with Pea Puree follows the Paleo Diet and Gluten Free. Also, just a yummy meal..


  • Lemon Sauce
    • 2 tablespoons olive il
    • 1 medium shallot, diced
    • 2 lemons, juiced
    • 1 lemon, zested
    • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • Pea Puree
    • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed (about 10 ounces)
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salmon
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 4 (4 to 6-ounce) pieces salmon
    • Sea salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Start by making the lemon sauce. Using a medium sauté pan add olive oil to medium heat. Add the shallots and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Next add the lemon juice, zest, and broth. Bring to a simmer, and keep warm, covered, over a low simmering heat.
  2. To make the Pea Puree, combine the peas, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor and puree. Keep the machine running while you add the olive oil in a steady drizzle.
  3. Transfer the pea puree to a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. To make the Salmon, warm the olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over high heat.
  5. Season the salmon pieces with salt and pepper. Sear the salmon until a golden crust forms, about 4 to 5 minutes on the first side. Flip the fish and continue cooking until medium-rare, about 2 minutes more depending on the thickness of the fish.
  6. To assemble the dish, divide the lemon sauce between 4 shallow dishes
  7. Next place a large spoonful of Pea Puree into the center of each bowl.
  8. Place a salmon piece atop each mound of Pea Puree.
  9. Serve immediately.


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  1. I just found your website yesterday and was happy to start exploring your recipes. I made this salmon dish tonight. Salmon intimidates me I must say and this is only the 2nd time I have ever cooked it. I usually buy it prepared at Whole Foods which is so expensive. This recipe was fantastic! It was light and refreshing. As I made the lemon sauce, the appearance of it didn’t do it justice. I didn’t expect the great taste it had. The pea puree was delicious as well. My husband loved it too which is always a bonus. I plan to make some more of your recipes soon. Thank you!

    Comment by Courtney on July 2, 2013 at 12:22 am

  2. PS-I grilled the salmon because I was too lazy to deal with cleaning up a mess from searing. I bet it’s even better seared. Grilling worked just fine but it didn’t have that nice olive oil sear to it.

    Comment by Courtney on July 2, 2013 at 12:23 am

  3. So glad you enjoyed this recipe! It is one of my favorites as I love salmon and use peas in many of my meals… Can’t eat enough of them. Keep me posted on other recipes you try on the site. Cindy

    Comment by Cindy on July 2, 2013 at 11:43 am

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