20 Minute Pan-Seared Salmon with Arugula Pesto

20 Minute Pan-Seared Salmon with Arugula Pesto

  • Serves: Serves 4-6
20 Minute Pan-Seared Salmon with Arugula Pesto

20 Minute Pan-Seared Salmon with Arugula Pesto

Ingredients

  • Meat

    • 1/2 tsp Flour per filet
  • Seafood

    • 4 Salmon filets
  • Produce

    • 3 cups Arugula, packed
    • 1/2 tsp Basil, dried
    • 1 clove Garlic
    • 1 Lemon, fresh wedges
    • 1 More arugula
  • Condiments

    • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
    • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • Baking & Spices

    • 1/8 tsp Pepper
    • 1 pinch Red pepper flakes
    • 1/4 tsp Salt
    • 1 Salt and pepper
  • Oils & Vinegars

    • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Dairy

    • 2 tbsp Sour cream
  • Liquids

    • 2 tbsp Water
  • Other

    • top half of one bunch of green onions, roughly chopped*

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups arugula, packed
  • top half of one bunch of green onions, roughly chopped*
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper, or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • pinch red pepper flakes, use at least 1/8 teaspoon if you want a kick
  • 4-6 salmon filets
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon flour PER filet
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • fresh lemon wedges, for serving
  • more arugula, to serve with

Directions

  • First make the pesto. Add arugula, green onions, lemon juice, water, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, pepper, salt, basil, and red pepper flakes to a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Taste it and see what you think!
  • Pat salmon filets dry and sprinkle the skin side with salt and pepper. Dust each filet with about a half teaspoon flour.
  • Spread each with about 1 teaspoon of the arugula pesto.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  • When the oil is very hot, place 2-3 salmon filets skin (and pesto) side down in the hot skillet. (Dont crowd the pan, you dont want them to steam. Do it in batches if you dont have room. I used a 12-inch skillet and only did 3 at a time.)
  • Cook over high heat for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, or until there is a nice sear on the bottom. Sprinkle the top with salt and pepper, flour, and another teaspoon of pesto, then flip.
  • Cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then remove from heat. Let sit in the pan for another couple minutes.
  • Serve on a bed of arugula, with a fresh squeeze of lemon and a few spoonfuls of the pesto.
  • This is really great with a green salad, crusty bread, roasted potatoes, or even some simple pasta.

Nutrition

Recipe by The Food Charlatan (and Nate)
  • Serves: Serves 4-6
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This easy 20 minute dinner is the perfect healthy back-to school meal! The quick arugula pesto is not traditional (no oil! no nuts! but it packs a punch!

20 Minute Pan-Seared Salmon with Arugula Pesto

  • Meat

    • 1/2 tsp Flour per filet
  • Seafood

    • 4 Salmon filets
  • Produce

    • 3 cups Arugula, packed
    • 1/2 tsp Basil, dried
    • 1 clove Garlic
    • 1 Lemon, fresh wedges
    • 1 More arugula
  • Condiments

    • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
    • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • Baking & Spices

    • 1/8 tsp Pepper
    • 1 pinch Red pepper flakes
    • 1/4 tsp Salt
    • 1 Salt and pepper
  • Oils & Vinegars

    • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Dairy

    • 2 tbsp Sour cream
  • Liquids

    • 2 tbsp Water
  • Other

    • top half of one bunch of green onions, roughly chopped*

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20 Minute Pan-Seared Salmon with Arugula Pesto - The Food Charlatan

This easy 20 minute dinner is the perfect healthy back-to school meal! The quick arugula pesto is not traditional (no oil! no nuts! but it packs a punch!