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Salmon with Green Goddess Dressing

Salmon with Green Goddess Dressing
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This recipe and photography were provided courtesy of our friends at Verlasso and Eric Wolfinger Photography.

Did you know that Green Goddess dressing was created in San Francisco in 1920 at the Palace Hotel in honor of the British actor George Arliss who was there, starring in a  play called The Green Goddess? You’ll have enough vinaigrette and Green Goddess dressing leftover to use for other salads. Instead of using the avocados as a separate ingredient, you could also buzz them up in the Green Goddess Dressing.

(Serves 4)

Salmon with Green Goddess Dressing


  • 4 filets of skin on Verlasso Fresh Salmon (each about 6-8 oz and 1 in thick)
  • Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 cups gently packed Mixed Savory Greens (such as frisée, cress, arugula)
  • Lemon Vinaigrette (recipe below)
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 medium avocado (cut into 4 fans)
  • Green Goddess Dressing (recipe below)

For the Lemon Vinaigrette
(Makes a generous cup)

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped Shallot
  • 6 tablespoons seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fragrant Honey (to taste)
  • 4 tablespoons fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4 tablespoons Olive Oil

For the Green Goddess Dressing

  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 4 (or more) Anchovy Fillets (packed in oil, drained and chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped Chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Parsley
  • 1 tablespoon drained chopped capers
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated Lemon Zest
  • Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Drops of fresh Lemon Juice


For the Lemon Vinaigrette

  1. Whisk all ingredients together.
  2. Store covered and refrigerated up to 5 days.

For the Green Goddess Dressing

  1. Combine all ingredients except salt, pepper and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse a few times to combine.
  2. Season to your taste with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
  3. Store covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days.

For the Salmon

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Season the fish generously with salt and pepper and dust lightly with flour.
  3. In an oven-proof skillet, heat the olive oil over moderately high heat. Add the fish flesh side down and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Turn fish over and transfer to the oven and roast for another 4-5 minutes or until salmon is just done and still slightly translucent in the center.
  4. Meanwhile, toss the greens with a little of the lemon vinaigrette and arrange on plate.
  5. When the fish is done, slide a spatula between the skin and flesh and place the fillets on top of the greens.
  6. Place avocado fans on top, spoon Green Goddess dressing over and serve immediately.
Salmon with Green Goddess Dressing

Salmon with Green Goddess Dressing

Heinen's Grocery Store

By Heinen's Grocery Store

In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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