15-Minute Mom Meals: Fancy Salmon
Recipe type: Fish Entree
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Serves: 4
  • 1- 1½ lbs skin-on salmon filets, cut into 4-6 pieces
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup pitted kalamata olives, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled (*we prefer cow's milk for this recipe)
  • ½ cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • salt & pepper
  1. For the relish: On a large wooden cutting board, pile together olives, capers and feta cheese. Roughly chop and combine the 3 ingredients until incorporated. Scrape into a bowl and drizzle with one tablespoon olive oil. Gently mix.
  2. For the salmon: Season both sides of salmon with salt & pepper. In a medium-sized skillet over high heat, pour 2 tablespoons olive oil. Once the oil shimmers- or, by allowing the tip of one of the salmon filets to touch the oil produces a crackling sound- add the salmon filet, skin side down. *VERY IMPORTANT TO SEAR SKIN SIDE FIRST* Watch the salmon slightly curl and the color change from coral to a lighter pink. After approximately 3 minutes, depending on the thickness of your filet, flip the salmon and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Remove the salmon filet to a resting rack and allow to cool for 3-5 minutes. Plate the salmon, add a generous scoop of feta relish and garnish with halved tomatoes. Serve immediately!
Recipe by The Couple's Kitchen at https://thecoupleskitchen.com/15-minute-mom-meals-fancy-salmon/