Seared Salmon with Bell Pepper Puree & Almonds

This is the go-to easy and healthy seared salmon. Its plated with a colorful bell pepper puree, paired with steamed broccoli, and topped with toasted almonds so you can get your vegetables in your meal as well. The salmon is cooked to tender perfection with crispy skin, thanks to Chef Nick’s tips. No wonder it’s one of his favorites.

Mediterranean cuisine
Easy
SERVING: 4 People
TIME: 30 min
COOKING TIME: 20 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 large Yellow bell peppers
  • 1 cup Almonds slices
  • [ For the salmon ]
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 4 filets Salmon
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • [ Bell pepper puree ]
  • 1 large Lemon, zest/juice
  • Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • [ Garnish ]
  • 1/4 cup Steamed broccoli
  • 1 tsp Toasted, shaved almonds
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Roast the peppers over fire until completely charred. Or broil on aluminum foil until thoroughly charred. Place in a bowl and cover with plastic to steam for 4-5 minutes. While still warm, peel the skin from the peppers and place in a bowl with paper towels to absorb excess liquid.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Place in the high-speed blender with puree ingredients except olive oil. Turn on medium and start streaming the oil in. Turn on high until completely blended and smooth. Reserve until salmon is cooked.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C. Heat a medium cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Dry salmon fillets with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Add oil to the pan and when shimmering, add the salmon fillets, skin-side down. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until at least half the filet is starting to turn opaque (4-7 minutes). Place the pan in the oven and cook until opaque throughout, 3-5 minutes. Place skin-side up on a paper towel-lined plate.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Pour the puree on a plate, place the fish on top with broccoli on the side. Garnish with lemon juice, toasted shaved almonds and additional sauce.