1. Anise-Cilantro Salmon Sauté

Anise-Cilantro Salmon Sauté

Enjoy the sophisticated flavors of our Anise-Cilantro Salmon Sauté recipe from one of our favorite chefs, Dana Jacobi. Dana is the highly creative author of 12 Best Foods Cookbook.

Anise-Cilantro Salmon Sauté

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hours | Total Time: 2 hours


  • 4 Vital Choice wild salmon fillet portions (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon Vital Choice extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 bunch parsley leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic, divided
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon anise-flavored liqueur (For example: ouzo, sambuca, Galliano, anisette or pastis. Non-alcoholic substitutes: 1/2 teaspoon aniseed, finely ground or 1/2 teaspoon anise extract.)
  • 8 potatoes, washed but unpeeled
  • 6 ounces low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Make marinade: Combine parsley, 3 cloves garlic, orange zest, cilantro, cardamom and anise in a food processor.
  2. Pour marinade over the salmon fillets and marinate for 1 hour, turning occasionally.
  3. Boil potatoes, then mash with yogurt, 1 clove garlic, olive oil and butter.
  4. Remove salmon fillets from the marinade and sauté in a lightly oiled pan until just done.
  5. Serve salmon warm over the mashed potatoes.
Serves: Serves 4