Monday, April 20, 2009

Basil-Buttered Salmon

  • 4 fresh or frozen skinless salmon, halibut, or sea bass fillets (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh lemon basil, regular basil, or dill or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil or dill, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh parsley or cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel or lime peel

1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with lemon-pepper seasoning.

2. Place fish on the greased unheated rack of a broiler pan. Turn any thin portions under to make uniform thickness. Broil 4 inches from the heat for 5 minutes. Carefully turn fish over. Broil for 3 to 7 minutes more or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together butter, basil, parsley, and lemon peel. To serve, spoon 1 teaspoon of the butter mixture on top of each fish piece. Cover and refrigerate remaining butter mixture for another use. Makes 4 servings.

4. Grilling Directions: Place fish on the greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 8 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, carefully turning once halfway through grilling.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Submitted by Shelli

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