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Salmon Fillets with Saffron Butter

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Salmon Fillets with Saffron Butter

Salmon Fillets with Saffron Butter - Very light, yet properly refined

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Health Score:
92 / 100
25 min.
ready in 40 min.
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Nutritional values

In addition to the valuable omega-3 fatty acids, this delicious sea fish also provides plenty of B vitamins. Just one portion of this fish meets the daily requirement of niacin as well as vitamins B6 and B12!

Thanks to the aluminium foil, the salmon fillet stays nice and juicy and can develop its full aroma. Packaged in this way, the fine fish can also be prepared on the grill without any problems.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie299 cal.(14 %)
Protein35 g(36 %)
Fat16 g(14 %)
Carbohydrates2 g(1 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage0.5 g(2 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D1.6 μg(8 %)
Vitamin E1.2 mg(10 %)
Vitamin K10.6 μg(18 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin14.6 mg(122 %)
Vitamin B₆1.2 mg(86 %)
Folate37 μg(12 %)
Pantothenic acid1.3 mg(22 %)
Biotin5 μg(11 %)
Vitamin B₁₂4.5 μg(150 %)
Vitamin C7.7 mg(8 %)
Potassium468 mg(12 %)
Calcium51 mg(5 %)
Magnesium52 mg(17 %)
Iron1.4 mg(9 %)
Iodine39 μg(20 %)
Zinc1.1 mg(14 %)
Saturated fatty acids7.1 g
Uric acid248 mg
Cholesterol118 mg
Complete sugar1 g
Development of this recipe:


5 shallots
3 sprigs Tarragon
3 sprigs parsley
3 sprigs Dill
1 lemon
1 pinch Saffron (0.1 grams)
2 ozs butter (room temperature)
4 pcs Salmon (skinless fillets, about 6 oz each)
2 tsps olive oil
¼ cup Vegetable broth
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Salmonolive oilTarragonparsleyDillshallot

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Large knife, 1 Fine grater, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Tablespoon, 1 small Bowl, 1 Fork, 1 Kitchen shears, 1 Aluminum foil, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Brush, 1 Measuring cups

Preparation steps

Salmon Fillets with Saffron Butter preparation step 1

Peel shallots and cut into thin rings. Rinse tarragon, parsley and dill. Shake dry, pluck leaves or fronds and chop.

Salmon Fillets with Saffron Butter preparation step 2

Rinse lemon in hot water, wipe dry and finely grate half of the peel. Cut lemon in half and squeeze juice. Measure 2 tablespoons juice.

Salmon Fillets with Saffron Butter preparation step 3

Finely crumble saffron with your fingers (if desired, wear disposable gloves). Mix saffron with lemon juice, zest and butter in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Place in the freezer and chill until butter is firm.

Salmon Fillets with Saffron Butter preparation step 4

Rinse salmon fillets, pat dry and season with salt and pepper.

Salmon Fillets with Saffron Butter preparation step 5

Cut 4 pieces of foil with kitchen shears, approximately 12 x 12 inches. Place side-by-side on a baking sheet. Top each piece with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil.

Salmon Fillets with Saffron Butter preparation step 6

Place shallots, herbs and 1 salmon fillet in the center of each foil sheet. Divide saffron butter into small pieces, spread over fish and fold the side edges. Seal edges of the packets, leaving one side open.

Salmon Fillets with Saffron Butter preparation step 7

Pour 1/4 of the vegetable stock into each packet and immediately seal the edge. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for 12-15 minutes. Open the foil packets carefully and serve.