Salmon with Vodka Sauce and Parsley Salad


The Good News The parsley in the bright salad here is loaded with antioxidants; the capsaicin in the chiles can, counterintuitively, relieve pain; and the salmon is full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. More Salmon Recipes

Salmon with Vodka Sauce and Parsley Salad
Photo: © Joseph de Leo
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 3 1/2 tablespoons canola oil

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • Four 6-ounce skin-on wild salmon fillets

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1/3 cup vodka

  • 1 1/2 cups flat-leaf parsley leaves

  • 1 1/2 long red chiles, seeded and sliced


  1. In a bowl, combine the shallot and lime juice and let stand for 10 minutes. Whisk in 3 tablespoons of the oil and season with salt and pepper.

  2. In a nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and cook, skin side down, over moderately high heat until crisp, 6 minutes. Flip the salmon and cook until just done, 4 minutes longer; transfer to plates.

  3. Discard all but 1 1/2 teaspoons of the fat in the skillet. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Pour in the vodka and simmer until reduced by half, 1 minute. Toss the parsley and chiles with the shallot. Serve the salmon with the vodka sauce and parsley salad.


One Serving 401 cal, 23 gm fat, 3 gm sat fat, 5 gm carb, 1 gm fiber.

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