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Pan-Seared Salmon with Mediterranean Salad

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  1. 1 small fennel bulb, cored and thinly sliced
  2. 1 Belgian endive, sliced crosswise 1 inch thick
  3. 1 small head of radicchio, torn into bite-size pieces
  4. 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  5. 1/4 cup pitted Calamata olives, coarsely chopped
  6. 3 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  7. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  8. 1 garlic clove, minced
  9. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  10. Four 6-ounce skinless salmon fillets
  11. Lemon wedges, for serving
  1. In a medium bowl, toss the fennel, endive, radicchio, parsley and olives. In a small bowl, whisk 3 tablespoons of the olive oil with the lemon juice and garlic. Toss 3 1/2 tablespoons of the dressing with the salad and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium nonstick skillet. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Add the fillets to the pan and cook over high heat until browned, about 2 minutes per side.
  3. Mound the salad on plates and top with the salmon. Drizzle the remaining dressing on the fish and serve with lemon wedges.
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