Crispy Skin Salmon & Vegetable Farro with Lemon-Parsley Sauce

Crispy Skin Salmon & Vegetable Farro

with Lemon-Parsley Sauce

35 MIN
2 Servings
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  • with Salmon
    includes two 5-oz Sustainably Sourced Skin-On Salmon Fillets View recipe
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  • Make it Vegetarian
    remove Salmon & add 2 Pasture-Raised Eggs
  • Make it Vegetarian

    From the Test Kitchen

    Here, simple pan-seared salmon gets a lift from a bright and punchy lemon-parsley sauce. It’s the perfect match for a hearty bed of warm farro tossed with sautéed asparagus and tangy-sweet pickled peppers.
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    Crispy Skin Salmon & Vegetable Farro with Lemon-Parsley Sauce
    Title
    • 2 Pasture-Raised Eggs
    • 1 oz Pickled Peppadew Peppers
    • 6 oz Asparagus
    • 1 Tbsp Capers
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • ½ cup Semi-Pearled Farro
    • 1 Lemon
    • 1 bunch Parsley
    • ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
    Cook the farro
    1 Cook the farro

    Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, add the farro and cook, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Cover to keep warm.

    Prepare the ingredients
    2 Prepare the ingredients

    Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Snap off and discard the tough, woody stem ends of the asparagus; cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces (keeping the pointed tips intact). Peel 2 cloves of garlic. Roughly chop 1 clove. Using a zester or the small side of a box grater, finely grate the remaining clove into a paste. Finely chop the parsley leaves and stems. Roughly chop the capers. Quarter and deseed the lemon. Roughly chop the peppers.

    Cook the asparagus
    3 Cook the asparagus

    In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the asparagus pieces; season with salt and pepper. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned and slightly softened. Add the chopped garlic and as much of the red pepper flakes as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a bowl; cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

    Cook the eggs
    4 Cook the eggs

    In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Crack the eggs into the pan, keeping them separate. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until the whites are set and the yolks are cooked to your desired degree of doneness. Turn off the heat. Season with salt and pepper.

    Make the sauce
    5 Make the sauce

    Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the chopped parsley, chopped capers, the juice of 2 lemon wedges, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

    Finish the farro & serve your dish
    6 Finish the farro & serve your dish

    To the pot of cooked farro, add the cooked asparagus, chopped peppers, the juice of the remaining lemon wedges, and a drizzle of olive oil. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the cooked eggs over the finished farro. Top with the sauce. Enjoy!

    Tips from Home Chefs

    Cook the farro
    1 Cook the farro

    Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, add the farro and cook, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Cover to keep warm.

    2 Prepare the ingredients

    Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Snap off and discard the tough, woody stem ends of the asparagus; cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces (keeping the pointed tips intact). Peel 2 cloves of garlic. Roughly chop 1 clove. Using a zester or the small side of a box grater, finely grate the remaining clove into a paste. Finely chop the parsley leaves and stems. Roughly chop the capers. Quarter and deseed the lemon. Roughly chop the peppers.

    Prepare the ingredients
    Cook the asparagus
    3 Cook the asparagus

    In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the asparagus pieces; season with salt and pepper. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned and slightly softened. Add the chopped garlic and as much of the red pepper flakes as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a bowl; cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

    4 Cook the eggs

    In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Crack the eggs into the pan, keeping them separate. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until the whites are set and the yolks are cooked to your desired degree of doneness. Turn off the heat. Season with salt and pepper.

    Cook the eggs
    Make the sauce
    5 Make the sauce

    Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the chopped parsley, chopped capers, the juice of 2 lemon wedges, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

    6 Finish the farro & serve your dish

    To the pot of cooked farro, add the cooked asparagus, chopped peppers, the juice of the remaining lemon wedges, and a drizzle of olive oil. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the cooked eggs over the finished farro. Top with the sauce. Enjoy!

    Finish the farro & serve your dish
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