Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pan Seared Salmon With Citrus Yoghurt Sauce

I have been trying to add more salmon into my diet lately for I simply love salmon .  Give me a piece of salmon and I will know what to do with it. Seasoned it with crushed black pepper and sea salt and pan seared  for 4-5 minutes on each side...that's it....a beautiful piece of salmon steak to make a ' 25 year old ' happy  :p

I searched for a sauce to go with the salmon and finally found this very refreshing and healthy sauce .....yeah it is Citrus Yoghurt Sauce from . I found the perfect sauce for the salmon...... a  mixture of yoghurt, lemon & orange zest plus honey... I knew that this combo will never go wrong :p and true enough it was  a perfect match for the salmon steak !

I never like my salmon overly cooked.....lightly cooked would be great for me, and I would normally pan seared it for 4-5 minutes on each side.   I roasted some russet potatoes with italian herbs and paprika....and a french bean and tomato salad as sides ...mmmm a dietary complete and satisfying meal....I wish I can have this everyday :p

french bean and tomato salad 
with some left over tuna chunks

my all time  favourite roasted potato chunks 
with flavorful herbs and paprika

a delicious dietary complete and satisfying meal

the citrus yoghurt sauce complements the steak well
a perfect sauce for salmon

a lightly cooked salmon steak.....perfect with the citrus yoghurt sauce

I wish I can have this everyday...........

Pan Seared Salmon With Citrus Yoghurt Sauce

Pan seared salmon


2 pieces of salmon steak
1 tbsp of crushed black pepper 
1/2 tsp of  sea salt
olive oil enough to greased a non- stick grill pan


Season the salmon with  crushed black pepper and sea salt and pan seared it on hot grill pan for 4-5 minutes on each side. * Pan seared it longer if you want it fully cooked *

Citrus Yoghurt Sauce ( adapted from epicuirous )


1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt or plain whole-milk yogurt (see cooks' note, below) 
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lime zest 
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice  
1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh orange zest 
1 teaspoon fresh orange juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mild honey (to taste)


Whisk all the above sauce ingredients till well combined.  Serve it on the cooked pan seared salmon .

Enjoy !

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  1. MMM, Elin this looks great! Especially with that yogurt sauce on top. I love that you are keeping the salmon simple. Sometimes good food just needs to be left like that, and can be enjoyed as is!

  2. We eat salmon lots, but I love this sauce! So creative, I must try it!

  3. If I were given a salmon steak, I would probably just pan sear it...and enjoy it with a glass of Chardonnay!
    Now I have one more alternative. :-)) Thanks, Elin.

  4. This is a great combination of salmon and sauce!

  5. Yogurt sauce looks great to serve with fish. Will give it a try.

  6. Salivating... This one's a real killer!!! Yum!

  7. Roxan....I agree Salmon has to be cooked the way as it is :)

    Emily....oh this sauce is great. I love it and I am going to make it again for Piggy gal...She will love it too :)

    Angie...haha how nice to savor salmon with a glass of Chardonnay...mmmm must hint to the wild boar to provide a bottle the nest time we have salmon :p

    Chef Rya....oh yes a great combo :) love it !

    Little Inbox....oh you must try making this sauce for your pan sear fish...the taste blends well with salmon :) yummm yumm

    Arthur....hahaha I also managed to make you salivate...* sorry but it is kinda to just drool intake of calories ** ;p

  8. I like the sound of that sauce! I love salmon too! So creamy and tasty. Very versatile too!

  9. I agree completely with the way you have cooked your salmon. It looks perfect!

  10. is :) I am a salmon freak ;p

    Ann...only you and I will understand how delicious salmon is :)

    Chefs Resources....thanks :)

  11. This is an elegant dish. I make my own yogurt. Can't wait to try this. :)


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