About this recipe:This is an easy and quick salmon fillet recipe with a light and fragrant lemon cream sauce. Ready in under 30 minutes and the result is sensational. Serve with some fresh seasonal veggies on the side.
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:15min › Ready in:25min
Warm the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the salmon fillet and cook skin side down for 8 to 10 minutes, then flip over and cook for just a few minutes to get a nice golden brown on top. Flip back to skin side down and continue to cook until the fish is an even pink colour throughout and the flesh flakes easily with a fork. The time this takes will depend on the thickness of the salmon fillet.
Meanwhile, make the sauce. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a medium heat then add the thyme. Cook and stir for 1 minute then pour in the port, lemon juice and seasoning. Stir for 4 to 6 minutes. Just prior to serving stir through the cream and capers, if using.
Place the salmon fillet on a warm plate and pour the lemon cream sauce over. Serve immediately.
To adjust the servings
This recipe makes a good amount of sauce for just one fillet and could easily be stretched for 2 fillets. If cooking for 4, cook 4 fillets and double the sauce measures.