Simple, Yet Elegant Valentine

Do not go out to dinner tonight. The places will be crowded, the service worse than normal and you won’t find a deal anywhere. Why? It’s Valentine’s Day.

Instead, make your sweetheart this simple, yet elegant dish at home.

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The salmon just flakes off and melts in your mouth.

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Just seven ingredients.

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Sear up the salmon.

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Seared Salmon with Lemon Sauce

Makes: Makes 4 servings


  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 lemon, cut in wedges and with seeds removed
  • 1 tbsp butter


1. Heat your skillet over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes or so. While the skillet is heating, salt and pepper your salmon on both sides.

2. Add the olive oil to the hot skillet and move it around to coat. Give it a minute to heat.

3. Add the salmon fillets and cook for about 3 minutes on each side. Remove them from the skillet and keep warm.

4. Add the chicken broth to the pan and, using a wire whisk, deglaze the pan well. Allow this mixture to reduce slightly. Now squeeze the lemon into the pan and whisk again. Take the pan off the heat and whisk in the butter till well incorporated. Serve immediately with the sauce spooned over the top of the seared fish.


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Categories: Fruit, kosher, Low Carb, Recipes, Seafood

Author:The Ranting Chef

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19 Comments on “Simple, Yet Elegant Valentine”

  1. February 14, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    I love how simple salmon is – to make, and the side dishes and sauces to go with it. Always an easy dinner. I will try your sauce, thank you.


  2. February 14, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    Far better than facing the mobs. Thank you!


  3. Janet Rörschåch
    February 14, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    Nothing like a delicious salmon, a glass of wine, and someone to share both with. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours.


  4. February 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    hmmmppp looks yummy.:)


  5. esivy
    February 14, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    Fish is one thing I’m never sure what to do with. I’ll have to try this sometime! Tonight it’s spaghetti – because it’s read for Valentine’s Day. 🙂


  6. February 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    This sounds great. I will have to try it another night though because my husband is taking me out for dinner 🙂 I’m in the kitchen all day right now, so I’m looking forward to a night out.


  7. February 14, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    I had already decided to cook something special for my hubby. This sounds delicious 🙂


  8. February 14, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Looks delicious!!! Salmon is one of my faves!


  9. February 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    You know what is THE WORST? When you go to a restaurant for Valentine’s Day, a nice one that you really like… and they’ve decorated with cheap paper hearts! IS there anything worse than cheap seasonal decor in a restaurant?! no.


  10. February 14, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    Homemade meal for us tonight also. Great advice!


  11. February 14, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    staying at home for Valentine’s is the way to go. and with a little pre-planning, you can have a much better dinner too. 🙂 nice header!


  12. February 14, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    Sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing.
    My hubby made me breakfast, and for dinner we worked together and made heart-shaped meatloaf, which has become a tradition since the first time I made it 4 Valentine’s Days ago! 🙂
    Happy Valentine’s Day!


  13. February 14, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

    Looks tasty. We always cook on Valentine’s Day for the very reasons that you’ve said.


  14. February 15, 2013 at 2:54 am #

    Completely agree with everything about this post! Thanks


  15. February 15, 2013 at 5:46 am #

    Not crazy about salmon, but love lemon so this may work in getting me to eat fish – thanks.


  16. February 15, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    Perfect. I have some salmon I need to cook and I’m also feeling like it’s lackluster, but this recipe seems quite do-able and delish.


  17. February 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    I only have Tilapia in the house although I am going to save this recipe for salmon, tonight I am going to try with the Tilapia.


  18. February 18, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Simple is often best. lemon and salmon are two of my favorite super foods. Have this recipe in my file to try – Thanks!


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