Salmon With Basil Oil

Salmon With Basil Oil
Ngoc Minh Ngo

Serves 4
preparation
15
minutes
cooking
15
minutes

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.)
Kate Merker
July 2006

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 60 %
  • Fat 25 g
  • Sat Fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 94 mg
  • Sodium 251 mg
  • Carbohydrate 1 g
  • Fiber 0 g
  • Sugar 0 g
  • Protein 34 g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.