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Grilled Salmon with Basil Cream Sauce

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Salmon is one of the most nutritious dinner options — this popular fatty fish is rich in omega-3s, protein, vitamin B, potassium, and antioxidants. The addition of basil cream sauce packs a flavorful punch to this nutritious dish. Try out this cream sauce for your salmon tonight — you’re sure to be coming back for more!

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25–30 minutes


Serves 4


4 wild salmon steaks (6 oz each)

¼ cup olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

20 fresh basil leaves

⅓ cup dry white wine

2 cloves garlic

1 cup heavy cream from grass-fed cows

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoon unsalted raw grass-fed butter


Preheat grill to high.Rinse salmon under cold water, drain, and blot dry. Brush salmon on both sides with olive oil. Season with lemon juice, salt, and pepper.Combine basil, wine, and garlic in a blender and process until a smooth puree forms. Transfer to a small heavy saucepan. Stir in cream.Bring to a simmer over medium heat, taking care not to let cream boil over. Stir frequently for 10–15 minutes, until sauce is reduced by half.Add butter and lemon juice, continuing to stir. Once the butter is incorporated into the cream mixture, remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Cover and keep warm.Grill salmon until it just starts to fully flake. Remove from heat. Spoon cream sauce over salmon, serve, and enjoy!

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