Yield: 2 to 4
Pan-Crisped Salmon with Light Dijon Cream and Garlic Butter Breadcrumbs
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound salmon filet
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 small shallot, diced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped sage
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup low-fat evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard
Instructions
  1. Prepare breadcrumbs first by heat a small saucepan over medium-low heat and adding 1 tablespoon of butter. Add in 2 minced garlic cloves and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant, then stir in bread crumbs well, tossing for a minute or two until the mixture is combined and slightly golden. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Season salmon with salt and pepper, then place in the skillet (skin side up, if the salmon has skin) and cook until opague in the center and golden on each side, about 5-6 minutes for salmon that is 1-inch thick. If you use salmon with skin, simply cook it skin side up the entire time. Remove salmon and set aside, then add remaining 1/2 tablespoon of butter, shallot, garlic, and sage. Stir well to coat then cook for 1-2 minutes until sizzling, then add in white. Cook for 2-3 minutes, allowing it to bubble and slightly reduce, then whisk in milk and mustard. Continue to whisk and cook while milk bubbles on the sides and thickens, stirring for a minute or two. Taste and season additionally or whisk in a bit more dijon if desired.
  3. Serve salmon immediately, drizzled with dijon cream and then top with breadcrumbs. Serve with rice, potatoes, vegetables or salad!

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