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Kate Merker


Credit: Ngoc Minh Ngo

Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins
Serves 4


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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Fill a bowl halfway with ice water. Set broiler on high.

  • Place the salmon on a foil-lined broiler pan and season with ¼ teaspoon salt.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Place the basil, oil, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a blender and puree until smooth.

  • Drizzle the salmon with some of the basil oil and serve. (The remaining oil can be refrigerated, covered, for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutrition Facts

372 calories; calories from fat 60%; fat 25g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 94mg; sodium 251mg; carbohydrates 1g; protein 34g.