Creamy Pesto Salmon alla Vodka

finely chop the shallot

mince the garlic

pat the salmon fillets dry

season with salt, pepper and paprika

heat oil and butter in a skillet

add bacon, cook until crispy

remove from skillet

add salmon

sear, 3-4 minutes per side

remove from skillet

add shallot and garlic, cook until fragrant

add vodka and reduce by half

stir and scrape up the brown bits on the bottom

stir in spices and tomato paste

add red pesto

stir in cream

add Parmesan, stir to combine

add salmon, simmer for 3-5 minutes

finish off with chili flakes and black pepper

top with bacon and oregano


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