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. sounds very delectable!

  5. 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

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

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

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


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

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

  11. 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!

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


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