Wednesday, May 19, 2010

{ Pan Roasted Salmon with Baby Shitake and Green Garlic }

My husband and I have a goal to eat pretty healthy during the week and then splurge a bit on the weekends. We figure the balance along with some exercise, will keep us healthy. With this goal, we have now added salmon at least once a week to our dinner menu regime. At the farmers market they had these amazing baby shitake mushrooms at one of the vendors I visited, so I had to purchase them. I ventured a few stalls down with green garlic flowing and knowing it has a short season, another purchase was made. In looking at my farmers market treasures, I came up with this recipe.

Pan Roasted Salmon with Baby Shitake and Green Garlic

2 half pound salmon filets
¼ cup flour
1 t. salt
1 t. pepper
3 T. olive oil

In a bowl mix flour, salt and pepper. Rinse and pat dry with a paper towel each of the salmon filets. Dip each one into the flour mixture and dust off excess.

In a medium, oven proof skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Place the filets into the pan and sear for a minute or two on each side. Start with the non-skin side. Place into a 350 degree oven for 12 to 17 minutes until the salmon is just firm.

2 C. Baby shitake mushrooms, trim stems
5 Green garlic, trimmed and sliced the white and tender portion of the green
2 T. Olive oil
1 T. Butter
Salt and pepper

In a large skillet add the oil and butter to melt over medium heat. Add the shitake mushrooms and cook on medium high heat for about 4 to 5 minutes or until fragrant and they begin to brown. Add the green garlic and sauté for a couple minutes with the mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

When ready to serve, add a bit of butter on top of each filet and then spoon the mushroom mixture on top of the salmon.


  1. Those baby shitakes look fabulous! :)

  2. I love salmon and shitake, thanks for the recipe. I've printed it out to use next week!

  3. My mouth just started watering... looks amazing!

  4. now that's a nice, simple (and best) way to cook salmon, let the natual flavors shine - thanks for stopping by my blog - hope to visit you again

  5. I bought some green garlic at our local farmers market too a couple of weeks ago. Makes an excellent pesto!

  6. Oh shitakes are amazing, and what a great pairing with the salmon! :)

  7. salmon and shitakes...yum great recipe..i agree splurge on the fun


  8. This is just wonderful! Love salmon:)Love the butter addition at serving!

  9. combination of flavor were just amazing. I love shitake, the salmon and the green garlic. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  10. My husband and I have a similar philosophy...this dish looks like such a healthy, clean and delicious meal. I love shitake mushrooms, and I can't wait to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

  11. You just gave me an idea for dinner - have some leftover shitakes from yesterday. This looks amazing!


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