Hot Fish Dish – Plat de poisson chaud
Pan Fried Salmon With Cream Cheese Pesto
- salmon cut into 4 pieces 1 pound
- cream cheese 8 ounces
- half and half (see Baking Ingredient Substitutions in Reference) 2 tablespoons
- pesto (see Sauce) 2 tablespoons
- olive oil 2 tablespoons
- kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon
- ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon
Bring salmon to room temperature about 15 minutes before cooking. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet with oil over medium-low heat and place salmon skin side up in the pan. Cook until golden brown on one side, and flip over on the other side, this should take about 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
In a small pot add half and half, pesto, and cream cheese, stir together well over low heat until the cream cheese sauce is combined well.
Spoon about two tablespoons of the pesto cream cheese sauce over the salmon. You may want to serve with a lemon slice along with the fish.
How To Cook Salmon