How gorgeous does this look!


fennel-crusted salmon by JoinMeForDinner
Fast and fancy. Fennel and salmon really do work together, despite my initial doubts. Serve the salmon with a fresh orange vinaigrette on tender greens and it makes an over-the-top quick weeknight dinner.
I’ve adapted this recipe from one published in Salmon: The Cookbook –edited by Bill Jones.
Serves 4

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. crushed fennel seed
  • 1 tsp. crushed peppercorns
  • 1 tsp. coarse salt
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • oil for frying
  • 4 cups fresh greens of your choice: arugula, baby kale, baby spinach, torn butter lettuce or a combination
  • Optional: a variety of freshly sectioned citrus fruits: orange, tangerine, sweet lime, melongold, or grapefruit


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Crush the fennel seed and peppercorns. I used a mortar and pestle. Mix together with the salt and pepper. Rinse the salmon, pat dry, rub with a tiny bit of olive oil and coat with the fennel mixture.
  3. In an…

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