Tarragon Pea Mash with Crispy Pan Fried Salmon (Paleo Friendly)
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A fragrant herb infused pea mash with pan fried salmon.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
Pea Mash
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or use more oil of choice)
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 2 shallots or ½ onion, diced
  • juice of one lemon with zest
  • big handful fresh basil
  • big handful fresh tarragon
Pan Fried Salmon
  • 1 pound of salmon cut about 2 inches thick.
  1. Saute leeks and shallot (or onion) in oil and butter until softened.
  2. Add frozen peas.
  3. Add half lemon zest. Save remaining for salmon
  4. Season with salt and pepper
  5. When peas are warmed through, turn off heat.
  6. Add in the juice of one lemon
  7. Add in fresh herbs.
  8. Place in blender or Vitamix or use a stick blender to mash, leaving as a mash, not a puree. You may need to add in some more olive oil.
Pan Fried Salmon
  1. Take salmon out 30 minutes prior to cooking.
  2. In the meantime, take the other half of the lemon zest and place in olive oil.
  3. Season salmon with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat lemon olive oil in frying pan that is just large enough to hold salmon.
  5. On medium heat, fry salmon top side first for 3 minutes or until it's crispy and moves away from the bottom of pan easily. Turn over.
  6. Fry skin side down for another 4-6 minutes until the bottom is crispy. Cover the pan to cook through. Be careful not to overcook.
  7. Place on top of the pea mash. Serve immediately.
You can add an avocado to the pea mash, for a creamier version.
Recipe by Spinach Tiger at https://spinachtiger.com/tarragon-basil-pea-mash-with-crispy-pan-fried-salmon-paleo-friendly/