skinnymixer’s Salmon & Lemon Butter Sauce

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skinnymixer's Salmon

While holidaying in America, I conquered my fear of ordering seafood and tried a salmon and barley dish – it was deeeelicious! 

Salmon and barley are both very creamy ingredients, and the texture combination works well. Being that it is Good Friday this week, I thought it was perfect timing to try my hand at a new seafood recipe. I hope you all love it.

Love Nik xx

skinnymixer's Salmon & Lemon Butter Sauce

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Course: Seafood
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories: 574kcal


Barley Ingredients

  • 300 g pearl barley
  • 900 g water
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Lemon Butter Ingredients

  • 300 g liquid chicken or vegetable stock
  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • a few sprigs of fresh dill - roughly chopped

Salmon Ingredients

  • baking paper
  • 4-6 skinless salmon fillets
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • vegetables if desired


  • Insert simmering basket into mixer bowl, weigh in barley and then rinse it thoroughly under the tap.
  • Reinsert simmering basket, add 900 g or 31.7 oz water and cook for 35 min/100°C or 212°F/speed 4/MC on or until cooked. Set aside in a thermal server to keep warm.
  • Tip out the barley water and add stock, butter and lemon juice. Cook for 10 min/steaming temperature/speed 3/MC off. In the mean time, prepare the steaming trays by lining with wet/scrunched up baking paper.
  • Put salmon filets on the steaming trays, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Arrange vegetables if using. Cook for 7-10 min/steaming temperature/speed 3 or until cooked, depending on the thickness of your salmon.
  • Serve salmon and vegetables over barley, drizzle with butter sauce and sprinkle with chopped dill.


Bellini Users
Use your blunt blade for this recipe.
At step 2 use speed 3 if using an Intelli and speed 4 if using a Supercook.
At step 3 and step 4 use ST temp if using an Intelli and 120-130°C or 250-270°F if using a Supercook.
Extend cooking time if required.
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Serving: 300g | Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.2g | Protein: 45.7g | Fat: 33.1g | Saturated Fat: 14.1g | Sodium: 211mg | Sugar: 0.1g