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Salmon With Basil Oil

Salmon With Basil Oil
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  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.)
By August, 2006

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 372Calories From Fat 60%
  • Fat 25g
  • Sat Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 94mg
  • Sodium 251mg
  • Carbohydrate 1g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Protein 34g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

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