This amazing and simple butter sauce is wonderful on all types of seafood dishes. I like it the most with a simple pan-fried salmon. I normally encourage you to have a lot of greens on the side. However, this time I have made a fresh and aromatic basil orzo, a form of short-cut pasta, shaped like a large grain of rice pasta). The combination of the Salmon, Orzo, and this buttery Norwegian sauce enhances the flavor of the dish. Yes, they are 3 separate items to prepare. However, they all are really simple and easy to make.
Calorie – 300c
Prep time – 10 minutes
Cook time – 20 minutes
Serves – 2
2 Norwegian Salmon Fillet
5-6 leaves Basil
2 tablespoon Green Peas
4 Cherry Tomatoes (cut in to halves)
2 Lemons, juiced
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
5 tablespoons cold Butter
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Dill Herb
Seasoning (salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and red chili flakes)
- Salmon: Preheat the oven to 220 °C. Lightly oil a roasting dish, or line a heavy baking sheet with foil and then add the salmon and season with a tablespoon of lemon juice, a pinch of salt, garlic powder, and ground black pepper. Roast the Norwegian salmon in the oven until it’s cooked through in the middle
- Orzo: Boil orzo in water with a pinch of salt and dash of oil for about 7 minutes. Drain the cooked orzo and sautee in a few drops of oil for about a minutes by mixing green peas, cherry tomatoes, basil leaves, a pinch of salt, red chili flakes, and back pepper.
- Sauce: Place lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat; simmer until lemon juice reduces to less than a tablespoon and almost disappears for 4 minutes, be careful not to let it burn. Quickly add cream; whisk to combine. Continue to cook until cream reduces and is thick enough. 5 or 6 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low. Whisk in 5 tbsp of cold butter, cook on low until all butter is emulsified into the cream for 8 minutes. Add salt, cayenne pepper, and 2 generous tablespoons chopped Dill herb. Whisk until well blended. Keep sauce warm until ready to use.
Enjoy this delicious seafood meal. If you want, you can skip the orzo and have it with your choice of salad. The sauce looks a little tedious, but it is absolutely not. Let me know in the comments section if you like this recipe and share more ideas with me via contact me on the homepage.