Seared Salmon With Arugula, Mushrooms, and Balsamic Vinegar

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Seared Salmon With Arugula, Mushrooms, and Balsamic Vinegar

What an orchestra of flavors! From berries to basil to balsamic! A sure hit for your next dinner party, and so easy to prepare.
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Fish
Yield: 4 people


  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 juniper berries
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil (dry)
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepercorns ground
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme fresh leaves chopped
  • 1 pound salmon cut into 4-ounce portions
  • 1 pound mushrooms (assorted) cleaned and sliced
  • 10 ounces arugula (fresh leaves) sliced
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  • Toast all spices (first 10 ingredients) together by placing them over high heat on the stove in a small heavy skillet. Toss them frequently until fragrant, about two to four minutes. Let cool. Grind all spices. Coat salmon in spices.
  • In a large, nonstick, hot skillet, brown salmon and mushrooms on high heat for about 3 minutes. Flip salmon, cover, turn heat to low, and cook until done, about 5 minutes depending on thickness of salmon.
  • Add arugula and balsamic vinegar. Cover and cook on low heat for 2 minutes more.
  • Serve immediately.
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