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Grilled Salmon with Basil Cream Sauce

Salmon is one of the most nutritious dinner options — this popular fish is rich in omega-3s, protein, vitamin B, potassium, and antioxidants. The addition of basil cream sauce packs a flavorful punch to this nutritious dish. Try out this cream sauce for your salmon tonight — you’re sure to be coming back for more!
Core Plan approved
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Sauce
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people


  • 4 wild salmon steaks 6 oz each
  • ¼ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • Fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • cup dry white wine
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup heavy cream from grass-fed cows
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter raw grass-fed


  • Preheat grill to high.
  • Rinse salmon under cold water, drain, and blot dry. Brush salmon on both sides with olive oil. Season with lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Combine basil, wine, and garlic in a blender and process until a smooth puree forms. Transfer to a small heavy saucepan. Stir in cream.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat, taking care not to let cream boil over. Stir frequently for 10–15 minutes, until sauce is reduced by half.
  • Add butter and lemon juice, continuing to stir. Once the butter is incorporated into the cream mixture, remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Cover and keep warm.
  • Grill salmon until it just starts to fully flake. Remove from heat. Spoon cream sauce over salmon, serve, and enjoy!