Braised Salmon with Lettuce

adapted from Everyday Food

Serves: 4

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes (tops)

Cost: $5.85 (or $1.40/serving)

salmon: 4.40, lettuce: 1.00, lemon: .40, other stuff: .05


1 Tbsp butter

1 shallot (I didn't have so used a dash of onion powder.  I think a small leak or green onion would be good too)

2 tsp grated lemon zest (that of one small lemon and if you skip this, you'll be sad)

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1/4 C low-sodium chicken broth (water with some types of seasonings might do the trick too)

4 skinless salmon fillets (about 6 oz. each)

salt and pepper

2 heads loose-ish leaved lettuce, chopped

chopped dill (for garnish and yumminess; I forgot it and missed it about halfway through the meal)


I large pot, melt butter. Add shallots (or onion-y substitution) and stir occasionally until tender. 


Add lemon zest and juice. Add broth. Bring to a simmer. 


Add salmon. Cover and cook 3 minutes.


Add chopped lettuce. Cover and cook until lettuce is wilted and salmon is cooked, about 6-9 minutes. 


Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve topped with dill. 


We had this with a side of rice and I found it light and satisfying both. 


Posted by The Tasty Cheapskate: tastycheapskate.blogspot.com
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