This super-fast fish dish is ideal for entertaining: The colorful combination of vibrant green broccoli and pink salmon topped with silky smooth sauce will wow guests yet won’t relegate you to the kitchen, thanks to minimal hands-on time.
1/4 tsp ground black pepper, plus additional, to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup low-sodium fish or vegetable broth, divided
1 leek, thinly sliced crosswise, white and pale green parts only
1 head broccoli, cut into thin spears
Juice of 1 lemon, divided
6 oz plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint leaves
Sea salt, to taste
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Pat salmon dry with paper towel and season with pepper. In a large braiser or ovenproof sauté pan, heat oil on medium-high. Add salmon and sear for 3 minutes per side, until lightly golden. Transfer salmon to a plate and keep warm.
Reduce heat to medium and add 1/4 cup broth to pan. Add leek and cook for 2 minutes, stirring, until liquid evaporates and leeks soften. Add remaining 3/4 cup broth and broccoli; mix well.
Return salmon to center of braiser, nestling between leeks and broccoli. Drizzle half of lemon juice over salmon; cover and transfer pan to oven. Cook for 12 to 14 minutes, until salmon and broccoli are tender. Remove from oven and, using a slotted spoon, transfer salmon and vegetables to a platter; cover with foil to keep warm. Reserve 1/2 cup pan juices.
Prepare lemon-herb sauce: In a small bowl, combine yogurt, tarragon, mint, remaining half of lemon juice and reserved 1/2 cup pan juices; mix well. (Add more lemon juice or pan juices as needed to reach desired consistency.) Season with salt and additional pepper.
To serve, halve salmon fillets and plate each with lemon-herb sauce and leek-broccoli mixture.