Yuzu Salmon with Buttered Leeks

simple yet impressively delicious
Simple yet impressively delicious
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25 g / 1 oz Butter
4 Leek small, washed and thinly sliced
4 x 125 g / 4 ½ oz Salmon fillets, skinless
For yuzu dressing:
2-cm / ¾-inch piece Ginger root fresh, peeled and grated
2 cloves Garlic minced
1 Red chili small, seeds removed and finely chopped
2 tbsp Yuzu juice
4 tbsp Olive oil light
Salt to taste
Black pepper freshly ground, to taste
For garnish:
1 small bunch Cilantro leaves only
Radishes thinly sliced using a vegetable peeler

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    Yuzu Salmon with Buttered Leeks


    Looking for a new weeknight recipe? Give this recipe for Yuzu Salmon with Buttered Leeks a try. It’s simple and speedy yet impressively delicious. Skinless salmon filets seasoned with zesty yuzu dressing and oven-baked on a bed of buttery leeks to flaky perfection. Garnish with radish and cilantro tossed with yuzu dressing, and serve.  

    The flavorful yuzu dressing (recipe included) does double duty in this recipe. First, I use it to season the salmon and then as an irresistible dressing to toss with the radishes and cilantro. Of course, yuzu juice is the star of this dressing. The grapefruit-like flavor of the yuzu fruit adds a wonderful citrus aroma that pairs well with the salmon. The whole dish is prepared and baked in 35 minutes or less.  

    To make the Yuzu Salmon with Buttered Leeks, you will need the following ingredients:

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    Steps to make Yuzu Salmon with Buttered Leeks


    Preheat oven


    Preheat the oven to 400 ℉.


    Prepare leeks


    In a large pan over medium–high heat, melt 1 ounce butter and add the thinly sliced leeks. Cook for a few minutes, then lower the heat and sauté for 15 minutes or until soft but not colored.


    Prepare yuzu dressing


    Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together 2 minced garlic cloves,1 finely chopped red chili, 2 tablespoons yuzu juice, 4 tablespoons olive oil, a pinch of salt, and freshly ground black pepper to taste.


    Transfer leeks to baking dish

    Transfer the sautéed leeks to a baking dish.


    Add salmon


    Arrange 4 skinless salmon filets on top of the leeks, season with salt and black pepper. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the prepared yuzu dressing. Spoon the remaining dressing over the salmon so that the chili and ginger are on top.




    Bake the salmon for 12 to 15 minutes or until the fish is just cooked.


    Prepare garnish


    In a medium bowl, toss the thinly sliced radishes and cilantro leaves with the reserved dressing.



    Remove the salmon and leeks from the oven. Divide the leeks and salmon between serving plates. Garnish the salmon with cilantro and radishes and serve. Enjoy!

    This recipe for Yuzu Salmon with Buttered Leeks is easy enough for a weeknight meal yet elegant enough for a special occasion. If you enjoy this recipe, please let us know! Share a photo with us @cookmerecipes on Instagram, and don’t forget to leave a comment.

    Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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    Salmon is my favorite food! That was such a delicious-looking dish! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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