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Seared Salmon Fillets with Butter Sauce
Salmon Fillets with Pistachio Basil Butter
Prep Time
6 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
16 mins
This recipe for Seared Salmon Fillets with Pistachio Basil Butter is elegant enough for company, and yet easy enough for a busy weeknight.
Course: Fish and Seafood
Servings: 4 servings
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée - Kudos Kitchen from Stuart O'Keeffe's Cookbook
  • 4 6 ounce salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ¼ cup shelled pistachios rough chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon dried chili flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 8 fresh basil leaves roughly chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Rough chop the pistachios and set aside.
  3. Preheat a large skillet on medium/high heat.
  4. Dry the salmon fillets with paper towels and season them with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the canola oil to the skillet and immediately add the fish fillets.
  6. Sear the salmon on both sides (approximately 3 minutes per side).
  7. Remove the salmon to a plate and reduce the heat to the skillet to low.
  8. Add the butter to the skillet along with the chopped pistachios, red pepper flakes and lime juice.
  9. Stir the skillet ingredients to combine.
  10. Return the salmon back to the skillet and place the skillet in the oven for approximately 5 minutes.
  11. Remove the skillet from the oven and spoon the butter and pistachio sauce over the fish.
  12. Garnish with basil leaves and serve hot.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

Large oven-proof skillet OR large skillet and oven-proof dish
Spatula or fish turning tool
Meat mallet and Zip lock bag (for crushing pistachios)
OR Cutting board and Chef's knife (for chopping pistachios and basil)