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Melt-in-your-mouth pan-seared salmon is covered in an INSANELY flavorful roasted red pepper sauce for a quick, flavor-packed dinner! Serve it over rice or noodles.
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Pan-Seared Salmon with Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo Sauce

Melt-in-your-mouth pan-seared salmon is covered in an INSANELY flavorful roasted red pepper sauce for a quick, flavor-packed dinner! Serve it over rice or noodles.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

Salmon

  • 4 salmon fillets (about 1-1/2 lbs)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Instructions

Salmon

  • Pat salmon dry with paper towels and season on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, then place butter and oil in pan, swirling until bottom is coated. Sear salmon 3-4 minutes on each side until salmon is golden and registers 145F. Keep salmon warm.

Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo Sauce

  • In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Saute garlic in butter 1 minute or until fragrant. Whisk flour into butter until smooth then gradually whisk in cream and milk. Bring sauce to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until sauce is slightly thickened. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese.
  • Place sauce and roasted red peppers in a high-speed blender or food processor and blend on high speed until sauce is smooth. Return sauce to pan and season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Return salmon fillets to pan and nestle into sauce. Top with parsley and serve immediately. Enjoy!