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Creamy Tuscan Salmon

Pan-seared crispy salmon fillets in delicious creamy spinach, olives, and sun-dried sauce using coconut cream.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 428kcal
Author Rena

Ingredients

Salmon:

  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 lb. Salmon Fillets 3 or 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt

White cream sauce:

  • 6-8 cloves Garlic peeled
  • 1/4 cup Sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 5 oz. Fresh Spinach
  • 1 cup Pitted green Italian Olives
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Cream

Instructions

  • Rinse the fish fillets and pat dry using a kitchen towel. Season the salmon with Italian seasoning, salt, and ground pepper. (Alternatively, you could add the Italian seasoning later in the coconut cream sauce.)
  • Heat a large non-stick pan. Add oil and heat until shimmering. Place the fish and cook until nicely golden brown about 4-6 minutes each side.
  • Remove the fish from the pan and set aside. Using the same pan, add garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  • Immediately add chopped tomatoes, olives, and spinach. Pour in the broth and stir well.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook stirring constantly until the spinach is wilted. Now stir in the coconut cream and cook for 1 minute more.
  • Carefully return the cooked salmon to the pan, nestling it into the sauce and cook until heated.
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings according to your taste. Transfer the salmon to the serving plates.
  • Pour the sauce on top of the fish and serve warm.

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Notes

  • Don't overcook: Salmon is prone to overcooking, and the line between not done enough and dry and overdone is pretty fine.  The USDA recommends salmon be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 F degrees.
  • Leaving the skin on? The skin provides a layer of protection against the hot pan, and it’s a lot easier to slide a spatula underneath crispy skin than underneath tender flesh. But of course, you can remove it, you'll still get crispy salmon edges.
  • Any leftover salmon should be refrigerated in an airtight container and consumed within 3 days.
  • Other Protein: This sauce would go really well with chicken breasts (or thighs) or shrimp!
Storage:
Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. You can freeze for up to 3 months.
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: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 801mg | Potassium: 1183mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3613IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 4mg