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Pan-Seared Salmon with Creamy Avocado Sauce

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 6-8 ounce salmon filets, skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh minced basil, for garnish
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Creamy Avocado Sauce

  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice (half a lemon)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 light cream or half and half
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine creamy avocado sauce ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth and creamy, set aside.
  2. Season salmon filets with salt and pepper on both sides. Coat the bottom of a skillet with olive oil, over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add salmon filets and sear for 5-6 minutes. Flip and sear for 5-6 additional minutes.
  3. Transfer salmon filets to a plate and top with creamy avocado sauce. Sprinkle with fresh basil and serve immediately with a lemon wedge.

Notes

If sauce is too thick you can add 1-2 tablespoons of water.