Cooking with Ghee: Pan Seared Salmon and asparagus

 I always thought cooking a perfectly seared salmon was only possible in restaurants. This changed once I started cooking with Ghee. I don’t know what it is about this Whole30 & Paleo approved cooking fat that gives the perfect sear. It really does wonders on salmon. My favorite ghee is made by Tin Star Foods. I have used to their ghee to make everything from fish, chicken, pancakes to delicious veggies. Cooking with Ghee: Pan Seared Salmon and asparagusNever heard of ghee before or thought it was only used in Indian cooking? Today I will introduce you to this wonderful ingredient with the hope you will add it to your pantry.

Ghee is the pure butterfat that is left after milk solids and water are removed from butter. It is made by cooking the butter to separate the oil from the water and solids which are then filtered until all that is left is pure butter oil. Tin Star Foods Ghee is the best as they have mastered the art of ghee making with their patent-pending triple filtration process. The process allows their cultured ghee to be lab-tested casein and lactose free. This makes it a great choice for individuals who have allergies. Cooking with Ghee: Pan Seared Salmon and asparagusLast Friday I decided to forego the usual take out and I made a quick salmon, asparagus with tomato salad dinner. I used the ghee to saute the asparagus and to sear the salmon fillets. This was hit with my Fiancé who is usually a picky eater. He said it was one of my best meals and asked to add it to our regular rotation. For someone who loves to cook, hearing a compliment like that put a smile on my face.

 Cooking with Ghee: Seared Salmon with Asparagus and tomato salad

Making a asparagus and salmon meal is quick and easy. If this is your first time using ghee this is a great beginner recipe. Find full recipe at the end of the post.

Start by heating some ghee in a cast iron pan and cooking the asparagus under medium heat. Keep the seasoning simple with salt, black pepper and minced garlic added at the last minute of cooking.

Cooking with Ghee: Pan Seared Salmon and asparagusWhile asparagus is cooking, heat about 2 tablespoons of ghee in another large pan.Place salmon skin side down into the pan and flip it over after 3 minutes. You want the skin to nice and crispy.

Flip the salmon over to sear the skinless side. Wait another 3 minutes to allow the skinless side to develop a golden brown color.

Cooking with Ghee: Pan Seared Salmon and asparagusBy the time the salmon is ready the asparagus will be cooked and ready for plating. Plate the asparagus first and top with salmon and avocado wedges.

Prepare a simple tomato salad with chopped herbs, olive oil, salt and pepper. With a meal like this you want the taste of the ingredients to shine and heavy seasoning is not recommended. The end result will be a tasty and fresh tasting meal.

Tin Star Foods Ghee Offer!

I have partnered with Tin Star Foods Ghee to give you 10% off your next purchase of the organic ghee, ghee and brown butter ghee on Amazon. Simply use the coupon code YUMMGHEE at checkout to receive your 10% off. Please note this promotion ends on July 31st 2017 and you can only redeem it here

FYI: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Tin Star Foods. As always, the writing and opinions in this post are my are own. 

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Pan Seared Salmon and asparagus
Pan Seared Salmon and asparagus
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 fillets Fresh Salmon
  • 1 bunch (about 12 spears) Fresh Asparagus with end cut
  • 1 cup Halved cherry tomatoes
  • 5 tbsp Tin Star Foods Organic Ghee
  • 1/4 cup Chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup Chopped cilantro
  • 1 medium Avocado cut into wedges
  • 2 small cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 fillets Fresh Salmon
  • 1 bunch (about 12 spears) Fresh Asparagus with end cut
  • 1 cup Halved cherry tomatoes
  • 5 tbsp Tin Star Foods Organic Ghee
  • 1/4 cup Chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup Chopped cilantro
  • 1 medium Avocado cut into wedges
  • 2 small cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
Pan Seared Salmon and asparagus
Instructions
  1. heat 2 tbsp ghee in a cast iron pan and cook the asparagus under medium heat. Season with salt and black pepper
  2. While asparagus is cooking, 2 tablespoons ghee in another large pan. Place salmon skin side down into the pan and wait to flip it for at least 3 minutes.
  3. Flip over the salmon to sear the skinless side. Wait another 3 minutes to allow the the skinless side to develop a golden brown color. 
  4. While salmon is browning add garlic to asparagus, cook another minute and start plating.
  5. Mix cherry tomatoes with herbs, olive oil, salt, pepper and serve with the salmon and asparagus.
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Comments

  1. I have never cooked with ghee before, but now I want to! This recipe looks absolutely incredible!

  2. This is such a lovely recipe! I think it’s something that my husband and I would enjoy! It’s not that difficult to make either! I can’t wait to try this one for dinner!

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