Salmon With Basil Oil

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  • Serves 4
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 372 calories
    • Calories 60 calories from fat
    • Fat 25 g
    • Sat Fat 4 g
    • Cholesterol 94 mg
    • Sodium 251 mg
    • Protein 34 g
    • Carbohydrate 1 g
    • Sugar 0 g
    • Fiber 0 g


  1. Check 4 6-ounce salmon fillets, skin removed
  2. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  3. Check 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  4. Check 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Fill a bowl halfway with ice water. Set broiler on high.
  2. Place the salmon on a foil-lined broiler pan and season with ¼ teaspoon salt.
  3. Cook the salmon, without turning, until it is the same color throughout and flakes easily, 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness. Transfer to plates.
  4. Meanwhile, add the basil to the pot of water and cook for 5 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, transfer it to the ice water. Drain, squeeze to remove excess water, place on a paper towel, and pat dry.
  5. Place the basil, oil, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a blender and puree until smooth.
  6. Drizzle the salmon with some of the basil oil and serve. (The remaining oil can be refrigerated, covered, for up to 2 weeks.)