BosGuy cooks: Salmon in wine, lemon and butter sauce

The total cooking time (including prep) for this dinner is 15-20 minutes.  The cost of the ingredients less the wine, butter and seasoning is $7.00 to $9.00.
Start by sautéing carrots and leeks over medium heat in 1tbs of butter, 1/3 cup of white wine and a pinch of salt for 2-3 minutes.  This will soften the vegetables and create a base to place your filet. Just prior to adding the salmon in the pan, squeeze the juice of 1/2 of a lemon and let it sit for a minute then add with the lemon juice skin-side down in the pan.  Place 1/2 a tbs of butter on the top of the filet and cover the pan.   After approximately 3 minutes flip the salmon so the skin is facing up and cover.

After 2 minutes uncover the pan, remove it from the burner and let it rest for 3-4 minutes.  The fish will continue to cook in its own heat and absorb the flavors of the lemon wine and butter. The meal below was also accompanied by couscous and steamed broccoli, but use whatever you like.

Note:  I was not able to figure out how to effectively remove the bones from the filet so next time I will ask if my grocer will do this for me or show me how.

7 responses to “BosGuy cooks: Salmon in wine, lemon and butter sauce

  1. I loved that you paired the salmon with carrots. I enjoy both, and the flavors really compliment each other. Nicely done-thanks for sharing!


  2. I’m still stumped: you at AT home?


  3. I have salmon once a week. I’m always looking for new way to prepare it and this looks quite yummy. I’m going to try this one. I use small tweezers to pull the bone out as M. truthspew said.


  4. Mmmmmm, Mmmmmm, I’m definitely going to have try this one. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Nice! I love salmon (Well, and tuna, swordfish, bass) but will have to try this one.

    Removing bones from salmon requires a pair of needle nose pliers. You have to run your finger down that central ridge. All the bones are there. And just pull them out with the pliers.



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