Flavorful fresh Alaska Salmon, cooked to mouth-watering perfection in rich, tasty basil-wine sauce.
2 Sena Sea Salmon portions, thawed or frozen
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Blackened seasoning, to taste
2 Tablespoons Chardonnay
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
½ cup Chardonnay
½ cup heavy cream
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Salt, to taste
Rinse Alaska Salmon under cold water; pat dry with paper towel. Heat a heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Brush both sides of salmon with oil. Place salmon in heated skillet and cook, uncovered, about 3 to 4 minutes, until browned. Shake pan occasionally to keep fish from sticking.
Turn salmon over and sprinkle with blackened seasoning, to taste. Cover pan tightly and reduce heat to medium. Cook an additional 6 to 8 minutes for frozen salmon or 3 to 4 minutes for thawed fish. Cook just until fish is opaque throughout. Remove the pan from the heat and add 2 tablespoons wine. Swirl the salmon fillets in the pan, uncovered, until liquid is evaporated. Remove salmon from the pan and keep warm.
Place the same skillet back on medium-high heat and add the garlic and ½ cup wine. Simmer wine until reduced by two-thirds. Add the cream and basil; simmer sauce until thickened, about two minutes. Season to taste with salt and add the juice of one lemon wedge.
- Sena C Wheeler
Sena holds degrees in nutrition and food science in addition to being a Mom, foodie, and third generation fisherman's wife. Visit her at SenaSea.com where she blogs about family, fish and food.
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