Pan-Seared Salmon with Green Goddess Dressing and Radish Apple Salad

Everybody loves Green Goddess dressing – it’s light, fancy, and delicious. This Green Goddess salmon with crisp salad is pan-seared perfection and the ultimate gluten-free dish. Whip it up for a quick Saturday night dinner, or as an appetizer for your Valentine’s Day Surf & Turf meal, followed by our One Pan Filet Mignon with Brown Butter. Either way, serve with lots of white wine!

Pan-Seared Salmon with Green Goddess Dressing and Radish Apple Salad

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Course: Brunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Protein: Fish / Seafood
Cut: Salmon
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 ea ButcherBox Sockeye Salmon Filets each piece halved
  • ½ Tbsp fresh tarragon chopped
  • ½ Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • ½ Tbsp fresh chives chopped
  • Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Radish & Apple Salad

  • 3 heads Bibb lettuce
  • 1 ea carrot shaved into ribbons
  • 6 ea radishes thinly sliced
  • 1 ea green apple thinly sliced into half moons

Green Goddess Dressing

  • 2 Tbsp fresh tarragon chopped
  • 3 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 3 Tbsp fresh chives chopped
  • 1 c plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients for Green Goddess Dressing in food processor or blender, until creamy and pale green in color. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Mix all salad ingredients, and dress with Green Goddess Dressing.
  • Season salmon filets on both sides with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Preheat large skillet (preferably non-stick stainless steel or cast-iron) over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp butter, and place salmon filets into skillet, skin-side down.
  • Press down on salmon gently for 15 seconds to insure the skin is getting crispy.
  • Add remaining butter and herbs to skillet, melt butter with herbs, and spoon over salmon filets for 1 minute.
  • Add fresh lemon juice to skillet and spoon liquid over salmon filets for 30 more seconds.
  • Flip salmon filets over and remove pan from heat.
  • Spread some dressing on the plate, add salad and place salmon filets on top. Enjoy!
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