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Salmon with Mornay Sauce

Priscilla Gilbert from Indian Harbour Beach, Florida writes, “This is a good hearty salmon dish, quick and simple to prepare. My husband and I love salmon and this is one of our favorites.” It's creamy and classic, nicely seasoned and very rich; this is one dish sure to surprise.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning, divided
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  • Sprinkle salmon with 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper. In a large skillet, cook salmon in 2 tablespoons butter for 4-6 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt remaining butter. Stir in the flour, salt, pepper, cayenne and remaining lemon-pepper until blended. Gradually add milk and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Serve with salmon.

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  • grannygourmet
    Mar 7, 2011

    The sauce really makes this dish. It is quick and easy to make and takes the salmon up a notch. My husband who doesn't like salmon all that much raved about the sauce.

  • flipper57
    Oct 27, 2009

    I love salmon, wanted a new recipe for salmon saw this online thought id try it. It was great. I did as the recipe said, I would not make any changes to this .I will diffentlly make it again and aagain