Lemon Salmon with Pea Puree

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If you know me then we are all aware of my love for peas!  Salmon is one of my favorites and the two of them combined is just heaven on a plate! Go ahead and make this paleo seafood recipe today!  Enjoy

 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, diced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed (about 1 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground peper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus 1/2 cup
  • 4 (4-6 ounce) pieces salmon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. To make the Lemon Sauce, over medium heat add olive oil. Add the shallots and sauté until tender, about 7 minutes. Add the lemon juice, zest, and broth. Bring to a simmer, and keep warm, covered, over low heat.

  2. To make the Pea Puree, combine the peas, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor and puree. With the machine running, add the olive oil in a steady drizzle. Transfer the pea puree to a small bowl. Set aside!

  3. To make the Salmon, warm the olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over high heat. 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.

  4. To assemble the dish, add the tablespoon chopped mint and divide between 4 shallow dishes. Place a large spoonful of Pea Puree into the center of each bowl. Place a salmon piece atop each mound of Pea Puree. Serve immediately.

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