Pan-Seared Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce
Our local Aldi recently had salmon fillets on sale. I have never tried to cook salmon before, but at that price, I thought it was the time to try. Salmon, I know, has the tendency to taste "fish-ier" than other types of fish, so I wanted to really cover it with seasonings and spices. I pan-seared the fillets and topped them with hollandaise sauce. My husband's EXACT words were, "Holy crap, that's good." It wasn't a shout; he did not even look up from his plate. It was simply a statement, and the best compliment I could get! So here is my recipe for "Holy Crap Salmon"
I used two thawed boneless, skinless salmon fillets. My husband complained that I had not made enough, so for next time I'll double it, even if it only for the two of us.
I used oregano, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, and salt. Grind the spices up to a fine, powder-ish consistancy.
Place the salmon season side down in a drizzling of hot olive oil to sear them. Let them cook on that side for 2-3 minutes (until they are golden brown), then flip them over and cook the underside until they are done. Be careful not to overcook salmon; it dries out very easily.
Ingredients- 3 egg yolks, 1 stick (8 oz) butter (melted), splash of lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
In a blender or food processor, blend the egg yolks. Slowly, with the motor still running, add the hot, melted butter. Pour the sauce into a small bowl. Add a small splash of lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste. If your sauce is too thick, add a teaspoon of hot water. Stir away.
Top your cooked salmon fillet with the hollandaise sauce and enjoy!
We sure did!