Pan Seared Salmon with Avocado Remoulade

Pan seared salmon with a creamy avocado remoulade sauce, avocados puréed with lime juice, olive oil, shallots, parsley, and Dijon.

Pan Seared Salmon Avocado Remoulade
Elise Bauer

Have you ever seen a "Bacon" avocado?

Available during winter months, bacon avocados are large, thin-skinned avocados that are much lighter in flavor than the more popular Haas variety.

If you happen to see bacon avocados at the market, try one out! They are exceptionally creamy and are perfect for using in sauces.

While remoulade is typically made with mayonnaise, in this case we've substituted the mayo with avocado and seasoned it with lime juice.

This creamy avocado sauce is perfect for serving with salmon! Sear (or bake or poach) a salmon fillet and serve it on top of the avocado remoulade.

Salmon with Avocado Remoulade
Elise Bauer

Pan Seared Salmon with Avocado Remoulade

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large avocados, cut and peeled
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (can substitute lemon)
  • 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots or green onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard or to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of salmon fillets

Method

  1. Make avocado remoulade sauce:

    Put avocado pieces and lime juice into a food processor or blender and pulse until blended.

    Slowly add olive oil, pulsing, until you reach desired consistency of sauce.

    Add minced shallots (or green onions) and parsley, pulse just until combined.

    Remove to a bowl, add mustard, salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Sauté salmon fillets:

    Heat a tablespoon of oil in a sauté pan on medium high heat.

    Season both sides of the salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Place the fillets in the hot pan and lower the heat to medium.

    If your fillets are skin-on, you can either place the fillets in the pan skin-side up or skin-side down. If you first place the fillets skin-side up, the fillets will be easier to turn over without falling apart, because the raw skin will help hold the fillet together. If you place the fillets in the pan skin-side down to start, this will help crisp up the skin, which can be a tasty treat on its own.

    Cook the salmon until about medium doneness, about 3-4 minutes per side.

  3. Serve:

    Serve salmon with avocado remoulade sauce.

Links:

Bacon variety avocado - a winter avocado, perfect for sauces like this remoulade

Many thanks to Rick at Corti Brothers for giving our avocado sauce its fancy name.

Salmon with Avocado Remoulade
Elise Bauer