Recipe: Basil-Seared Salmon from the Rainforest Cafe - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Recipe: Basil-Seared Salmon from the Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe



7oz. fresh or frozen salmon
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/8 tsp. fresh cracked black pepper
2 whole basil leaves
1 oz. olive oil


1 oz. extra virgin olive oil
1 portion fresh mixed vegetables
1/4 tsp. chopped garlic
1 serving Orzo pasta
3 oz. lemon and lobster broth
pinch salt and black pepper
1 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese


Season each sire of salmon with kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Lay 2 basil leaves over presentation side. Make sure they are not too large and the salmon is still exposed on top. Heat a nonstick pan and add olive oil.

Gently place fish presentation side down into the hot oil. Sear for approximately 2 minutes, then flip and sear the other side for 2 minutes. Place on a platter and cook in oven at 450F degrees for 4 minutes.

Discard oil from the saute pan, add extra virgin olive oil to pan and heat. Add vegetables and cook until veggies are seared and almost completely cooked. Turn down to medium-high heat. Add garlic, Orzo pasta and lemon and lobster broth. Reduce brothe by 50%. Add chopped basil, salt and pepper, and parmesan cheese.

Place Orzo and vegetables in brother in center of the bowl. Please salmon filet and drizzle with basil oil.