"I love the combination of tarragon and Italian parsley, but I've used herbs like basil and thyme, which worked wonderfully as well. As far as the fish goes, a center-cut salmon filet is a perfect thickness for this, but other similarly shaped seafood will work." — Chef John
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2 (8 ounce)
center-cut salmon fillets, with skin
chopped fresh tarragon
chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
fresh lemon juice
This salmon is delicious! I used a wild salmon filet and was worried that the topping would overwhelm the natural salmon goodness, but it only added to it. I minced the garlic and mixed with the other ingredients (no food processesor necessary, imo). I subbed fresh thyme for tarragon, as I did not have any fresh tarragon. I think fresh dill would be great, too. I ended up baking at 400 for abut ten minutes, according to a similar recipe, and it worked out fine, although, I will broil next time for the added browning effect of the topping. I would definitely try this technique with other fish, too.
My family has been trying a lot of different salmon recipes recently - and liking them - but unfortunately, this was a thumbs down from all. We just didn't care for the flavor combo. The texture of the fish was perfect, though.
Excellent! I ended up using thyme instead of tarragon as I didn't have any. It was so good! I rarely have seconds of salmon, even when I cook it, but I totally had seconds of this! My husband and houseguest also loved it. Truly delicious!
an excellent, yet simple, recipe. My kids (2, 4, and 6) ate it very well. I used basil and thyme for the herbs because that's what I had growing outside
As a novice cook, this dish seemed like it would be a challenge, but it was pretty easy to put together. Our salmon steak was quite a bit thicker than the 8 oz, so we more than doubled the cooking time before the fish was flaking. As far as taste, both our picky 4 YO and our autistic 8 YO loved it, eating more than an adult serving each. We combined it with a spinach salad with vinegar and olive oil dressing, along with some left over potato salad. I accompanied my dinner with some merlot that our neighbor had to get rid of before it went bad. Over all, a "perfecto" dinner, as my daughter put it.
This was absolutely delicious! I do not like the taste of mayo, so used non fat plain greek yogurt instead. Very tangy and full of flavor. My whole family loved it and deemed the recipe " a keeper"! Will make many times.....
it is very good :)
This recipe is simple and fantastic! I loved using a mortar and pestle, too. I will start doing this more often with more herbs. I do believe the mortar and pestle help extract bold flavors. I recommend this recipe to both the seasoned and novice cook! Your taste buds will thank you!!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Salmon
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 297
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