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Cheesecake Factory Herb Crusted Salmon
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3.2 (20 Votes)
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4
Here is a copycat recipe for the Cheesecake Factory's Herb Crusted Salmon. This tastes amazing and is great for any holiday occasion too! Enjoy.
4 (5 ounce) salmon fillets
5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
3/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon dried thyme
10 tablespoons butter, divided
1 shallot, minced
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
5 tablespoons white wine, divided
1 cup half-and-half cream
white pepper
1. Place salmon in a shallow dish, and rub with 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Season the non-skin side with lemon pepper, parsley, thyme. Set aside.
2. In a sauce pan heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat, and saute shallot for 2 minutes until tender. Mix in remaining 2 Tbsp lemon juice, vinegar, and 1/4 cup wine. Simmer until reduced by at least 1/2. Stir in half & half. Season sauce with salt, and white pepper to taste. Cook and stir until thickened. Whisk in 4 Tbsp butter. Set aside and keep warm.
3. Heat remaining 4 Tbsp butter in a skillet over medium heat. Place salmon in the skillet herb side down, and cook 1 to 2 minutes, until seared. Remove salmon and set aside herb side up. Deglaze the skillet with remaining 1 tablespoon wine, then mix in the cream sauce. Return salmon to the skillet herb side up, and cook 8 minutes in the sauce, or until easily flaked with a fork.
4. Serve salmon on plate with sauce, paired with steamed asparagus spears and mashed red potatoes.