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Salmon with Green Sauce

A flavorful green sauce of parsley and cilantro blankets salmon for a truly healthy and satisfying meal.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2004


  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves and stems
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt


  1. In a food processor or blender, puree parsley leaves, cilantro leaves and stems, water and fresh lemon juice, garlic cloves, and coarse salt until smooth.

  2. Place salmon in a single layer on a heatproof plate. In a 12-inch skillet fitted with a round rack, bring 1 inch of water to a simmer over medium heat. Place plate with salmon on rack. Spoon half of parsley mixture on fillets.

  3. Cover; steam until fish flakes with a fork, 7 to 9 minutes (add more water as needed). Transfer salmon to serving plates; discard skin. Stir juices from steaming plate into remaining parsley mixture; spoon over salmon.

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