Today we would like to present to all fish lovers an incredibly delicious and refined recipe for salmon. Salmon in creamy sauce with garlic, dried tomatoes, spinach and Parmesan sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Although the recipe is not “traditional” Italian, the taste of the combination of these ingredients is reminiscent of Italian dishes. Try this delicious creamy salmon recipe!
Salmon in creamy sauce – Ingredients
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Calories: 582 kcal
4 salmon fillets (skinned)
olive oil – 2 tbsp
butter – 2 tbsp
garlic – 6 cloves (finely chopped)
1 onion (diced)
sun-dried tomatoes – 150 g
cream – 420 ml
baby spinach – 675 g
Parmesan cheese – 50 g
Parsley – 1 tbsp (chopped)
White wine (dry) – 80 ml (optional)
1 tsp cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp water, optional
Heat the oil in a large skillet. Season the salmon filets and sear in a hot pan over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Melt the butter in the same pan. Add the garlic and fry it for about a minute. Fry the onion in the butter. Add the white wine and let simmer until reduced. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and fry them for 1-2 minutes to release their flavors.
Reduce heat to low and add the cream. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
Add in the spinach leaves. Once they change their color, add in the Parmesan. Let the sauce simmer for another minute until the cheese melts. If you want a thicker sauce, you can mix the cornstarch with the water and add it to the pan. Continue to simmer the sauce, stirring until the sauce thickens.
Finally, return the salmon to the pan. Pour the creamy sauce over each piece of fish with a spoon and sprinkle with parsley.
Matching side dishes for this recipe for salmon in creamy sauce
This salmon in creamy sauce can be served as a lunch or for dinner with a crispy salad. Steamed or grilled vegetables are also a perfect addition to the fish. The salmon in creamy-spinach sauce opens its taste quite well when served with rice. You can also choose a delicious pasta with garlic, olives and Parmesan. Spicy garlic bread tastes especially good with this delicious fish dish. For its preparation you need a baguette, garlic, olive oil, parsley and salt. Slice the baguette at an angle. Mix the olive oil with the finely chopped garlic and parsley and add a teaspoon of the mixture to each slice of bread. Bake the bread until crisp in a preheated oven and serve it with the fish. If you are looking for a low carb alternative, you can also serve the tasty dish with zucchini noodles (zoodles) or cauliflower rice.
Salmon in creamy sauce recipe – cooking tips
If you are cautious about calories or prefer low-fat diet, you can use butter or cooking oil in smaller amounts when searing. To save calories, you can also replace the tomatoes in oil with simple, dried tomatoes.
The white wine in the sauce can be replaced with lemon juice. Simply add 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice to the cooked garlic cream sauce, stir and serve.
Quantity per serving
Calories 582 / calories from fat 252
Total Fat 28g – 43% (% Daily Value*)
Saturated Fat 11g – 55%
Cholesterol 136mg – 45%
Sodium 476mg – 20%
Potassium 2260mg – 65%
Total Carbohydrates 29g – 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g – 20%
Protein 48g – 96%
Vitamin A – 59.2%
Vitamin C – 33.3%
Calcium – 23.5%
Iron – 30.9%
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet