Creamy Coconut Lime Salmon

By Rena |

This Creamy Salmon recipe is easy to make and a delicious low carb salmon dinner recipe that’s so tasty and quick to put together.  Keto-friendly, made in one pan and ready in just under 30 minutes.

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This easy salmon recipe is low in carbs and perfect for those who are on the keto diet.  All made in one pan and great if you are into meal preps. Add a side of grilled veggies or some brown rice, quinoa, or other grains. A salmon dinner recipe that will become one of your favorite recipes that the whole family will enjoy. The creamy lime sauce complements this pan-seared salmon so well.

How to make Creamy Coconut Lime Salmon Recipe

  • Prepare Salmon: First season the salmon with salt and pepper on all sides.
  • Pan Sear: Heat coconut oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Pan sear the salmon until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. The salmon can be undercooked at this point as we will continue to cook it later into the sauce. Set aside on a plate.
  • Make the creamy sauce: Add in the shallot and garlic, and cook for 3-4 minutes, until softens. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the coconut milk, oregano, lime juice, zest, and cornstarch, until well combined.
  • Combine Salmon with Sauce: Pour the coconut milk mixture into the pan and lower the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Once simmering, return the salmon to the pan, and continue to cook until cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  • Garnish and serve: Take it off the heat and sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro and lime slices. Serve while hot and enjoy!

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How to cook salmon

There are many different ways to cook salmon. It will come down to your preferred method based on how easy and convenient it is for you or even the taste.

Ways to cook salmon:

  • Grilled: Whether you use coal or gas grill, grilling gives an earthy and smokey flavor. Brush salmon with oil spray or olive oil to prevent sticking and grill with the skin on.
  • Stovetop: I find this to be the easiest way and there are many ways to cook salmon on your stovetop. one way would be to sautee it over medium-high heat with a bit of oil and spices. Another way would be poaching, which eliminates the need to add oils.
  • Oven Roasted: This is a simple and delicious way of cooking many salmon fillets at once. It can be roasted in a dish or pan.
  • Broiling: Another great method of cooking salmon is by broiling it. Gives it that crispy and delicious top without the need to turn the fillets.
  • Baking: This is also another easy method of cooking salmon. Set your oven to 350-400 F and let it bake for about 20 minutes

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What temp should salmon be cooked?

You can check the doneness of salmon by using a fork to check if it flakes easily. If it does then it is ready. But, if you prefer to use a digital thermometer instead, the USDA recommends cooking the salmon to an internal temperature of 145°F. When using a thermometer, measure the thickest part of the fillet.

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What are the benefits of eating Salmon

Salmon is considered one of the healthiest fishes to add to your diet. They are high in protein, loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12 in addition to selenium and choline. Among many other health benefits of salmon, they improve brain function, cognition, and neurological health. Salmon helps boost your immunity, benefits heart health, and may help you lose weight.

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Creamy Coconut Lime Salmon

Pan-seared salmon fillets in a creamy citrus coconut sauce
4.6 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 429kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 4 Salmon Fillets
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Medium Shallot finely chopped
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Cup Full-fat Canned Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Zest
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh chopped cilantro, to garnish
  • Extra lime slices to garnish

Instructions

  • Season the salmon with salt and pepper on all sides.
  • Heat coconut oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Pan sear the salmon until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. The salmon can be undercooked at this point as we will continue to cook it later into the sauce. Set aside on a plate
  • Add in the shallot and garlic, and cook for 3-4 minutes, until softens. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the coconut milk, oregano, lime juice, zest, and cornstarch, until well combined.
  • Pour the coconut milk mixture into the pan and lower the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Once simmering, return the salmon to the pan, and continue to cook until cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  • Take it off the heat and sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro and lime slices. Serve while hot and enjoy!

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Notes

Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 1038mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2.5mg
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  1. Terrence says

    5 stars
    You are just awesome!!!! I absolutely loved this recipe it was just great!!! You make my lifestyle change easypeasy with all of your recipes, my family loved this as well. Awesome!!

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