Pepper-Seared Alaska Salmon with Horseradish Sauce

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Main Ingredient: Seafood
Menu Part: Entree, Sauce
Cuisine Type: American
Serves: 24

Salmon seared with a cracked pepper coating comes out moist and spicy. The horseradish sauce adds some extra kick.

Ingredients

9 lb. Alaska salmon fillets
Salt, as needed
6 tbsp. Cracked black peppercorns
Horseradish sauce (see recipe)

Horseradish Sauce:
1 1⁄2 cups sour cream
1 1⁄2 cups plain non-fat yogurt
6 tbsp. prepared horseradish
1⁄4 cup each minced parsley, and minced chives
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. lemon zest
1 1⁄2 tsp. salt

Steps

1. Per order, season salmon with salt and sprinkle with 3⁄4 tsp. cracked pepper over both sides of fish, pressing it lightly into fish.

2. Sear salmon in lightly oiled heavy skillet over high heat for 1-2 min. on each side, or until golden brown. Reduce heat and cook until just cooked through. Plate with 2 tbsp. horseradish sauce.

Horseradish Sauce:

Whisk together all ingredients until well combined and refrigerate until ready to use.