Grilled-Salmon Lemon Basil Cream Recipe -
Grilled-Salmon Lemon Basil Cream Recipe

Grilled-Salmon Lemon Basil Cream

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"Serve with sliced tomatoes and steamed sugar snap peas."

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  1. MELT butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add garlic, and saute 1 to 2 minutes. Add half-and-half and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and cook 8 minutes or until reduced by half.
  2. WHISK together lemon juice and flour until smooth. Whisk lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon pepper into butter mixture, and cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat, and stir in basil. Keep warm.
  3. SPRINKLE salmon with remaining 1 teaspoon pepper and salt.
  4. GRILL salmon, without grill lid, over high heat (400 degrees to 500 degrees) 5 to 7 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Serve with sauce. Garnish, if desired.
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  • Reprinted with permission of Southern Living® magazine. All rights reserved.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

This recipe had the right balance of lemon and basil. It looks impressive and I was able to utilize common ingredients from my pantry. Hardly any prep time, too! Just some things to watch; Be careful not to burn the butter or scald the half and half. Once you add the flour and lemon juice, WHISK, WHISK, WHISK.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 29, 2003

Although functional, this recipe is not worth its ingredients. The basil is overwhelmed by the lemon and the sauce, despite good fresh ingredients, ends up tasting like it came from a mix. Many of the times are off, too.


65 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

This was very GOURMET and even my husband liked it, he's a down-home grilling kind of man. This was superb!

Jan 25, 2004

The lemon basil cream sauce is a perfect compliment to the rich salmon. It would be tasty over other types of fish too - - even chicken! I baked my salmon at 400 degrees for 17 minutes. While that cooked, I made the sauce on the stovetop. What a simple yet restaurant-quality dish! Mmm Mmm!

Jan 25, 2004

Very good. Creamy, lemony, and light. Very refreshing and tasty. I served it with steamed green beans and potatoes. Next, I am going to try it with chicken. I HIGHLY recommend it.

Mar 06, 2003

I just LOVE this recipe, me & my friend (Liz) just LOVE this recipe!!!

Aug 21, 2005

This salmon was very very good - the sauce was creamy and easy to make, very good with the fresh basil. Try it over whole wheat pasta.

Aug 19, 2005

Delicious! This was truly a delight for our tastebuds. I love how the flavors of basil, lemon and salmon came together. I ended up adding the whole can of chicken broth (a 14 or 15 oz. can) and 1/4 cup more half-and-half. Served with whole wheat angel hair pasta, steamed broccoli, and Caprese salad. Didn't put nearly that much salt in, as the chicken broth (I even used reduced-sodium) is plenty salty already.


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