Salmon with Chive Butter Sauce
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
Salmon
  1. Prepare the salmon. Remove all pin bones from the salmon. Use fingers or tweezers (or needle nose pliers). Season the salmon with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over high heat. Upon placing the salmon skin-side down, make sure it lies flat, pressing it down if needed (gently). Lower the heat to medium and cook until the fish turns opaque about 3/4s pup from the bottom of the fillet (about 4-6 minutes). Wild salmon will take less time than farmed. Ideally, you want a medium-rare salmon fillet, but it is important to cook to your preferred doneness. Transfer the salmon to a place and let cool slightly while you make the sauce (tent with tin foil to keep warm).
Sauce
  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Do not bring the butter to a boil. Once melted, add the chives, parsley, salt and lemon juice, stirring often, for about 2 minutes.
  2. Transfer the sauce to a blender or using an immersion blender, mix to blend the sauce. Season to taste and add more salt and lemon juice if needed.
  3. Serve warm. Pour the sauce on a serving plate and place the salmon on top. Enjoy!