chef aram reed selfie taken on WGN setCooking live with the team at WGN was a blast!  Many of you have requested the recipe of my pan seared salmon dish, so here it is!  You can also watch the full segment here.

Pan Seared Salmon Over Orange Fennel Salad

1/2 fennel bulb
1/4 red pepper
2 Tbs fennel fronds
1 orange, juiced and zested
2 Tbs olive oil
kosher salt
6 oz portion of salmon

Pre heat sauté pan over medium-high heat, add olive oil to pan, place salmon flesh side down to sear about 4 minutes. Then put pan into a 350-degree oven and continue to cook the fish for about 3 minutes or until opaque. Do not flip the fish.

Using a mandolin, slice fennel bulb and red pepper into small bowl, add fronds, juice and zest and pinch of salt, toss gently. Place salad on plate, add salmon on top and serve.


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