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Keto Creamy Salmon with Spinach and Basil

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This keto creamy salmon recipe is a fantastic one-pan dish with wonderful Italian flavors. Low carb, LCHF, and gluten free. 

Keto Creamy Salmon with Spinach and Basil - a delicious one-pan recipe with fantastic Italian flavors

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I love combining salmon with something creamy – like in my Low Carb Salmon Gratin and my Creamy Tarragon Salmon recipes. With this version, I decided to make a creamy sauce for the salmon, and added baby spinach, fresh basil, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan. 

It's a totally delicious union of flavors and the sauce is SO good – I'm thinking of making it again and serving it with chicken. Or pork. Or pretty much any meat or fish! Oh, and the recipe is made entirely in one pan – and there's hardly any preparation involved. Ideal for a weeknight meal!

How to Make Keto Creamy Salmon with Spinach and Basil

Season two skin-on salmon portions with salt and pepper.

Keto Creamy Salmon with Spinach and Basil - a delicious one-pan recipe with fantastic Italian flavors

Heat some oil in a cast iron skillet, and place the salmon flesh-side down for about 3 minutes. Flip the salmon over and continue cooking for 5-7 minutes, depending on thickness and personal preference.

Keto Creamy Salmon with Spinach and Basil - a delicious one-pan recipe with fantastic Italian flavors

Transfer the salmon to a plate and cover with foil. Add some heavy cream, dry white wine, Italian seasoning, and onion powder to the skillet. 

Keto Creamy Salmon with Spinach and Basil - a delicious one-pan recipe with fantastic Italian flavors

Let the sauce bubble for a few minutes, then add some baby spinach.

Keto Creamy Salmon with Spinach and Basil - a delicious one-pan recipe with fantastic Italian flavors

When the spinach has fully wilted, add some fresh basil and grated Parmesan. I also like to add a shake of red pepper flakes, but it's optional!

Keto Creamy Salmon with Spinach and Basil - a delicious one-pan recipe with fantastic Italian flavors

Simmer for another few minutes until the sauce has thickened, then return the salmon to the skillet. Spoon some sauce over the fish, then garnish with fresh basil and lemon wedges.

Keto Creamy Salmon with Spinach and Basil - a delicious one-pan recipe with fantastic Italian flavors

Serve this dish with cauliflower rice or low carb orzo!

Keto Creamy Salmon with Spinach and Basil - a delicious one-pan recipe with fantastic Italian flavors

Keto Creamy Salmon with Spinach and Basil

Keto Creamy Salmon with Spinach and Basil

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This keto creamy salmon recipe is a fantastic one-pan dish with wonderful Italian flavors. Low carb, LCHF, and gluten free. 

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon portions (approx 4-5 oz each), skin on
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • fresh basil and lemon wedges, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Season the salmon with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat some oil in a cast iron skillet over a medium heat, and place the salmon flesh-side down for about 3 minutes. Flip the salmon over and continue cooking for 5-7 minutes, depending on thickness and personal preference. Transfer the salmon to a plate and cover with foil.
  3. Add the cream, wine, Italian seasoning, and onion powder to the skillet. Let the sauce bubble for a few minutes, then add some baby spinach.
  4. When the spinach has fully wilted, add the basil, Parmesan, and red pepper flakes, if using. Simmer for another few minutes until the sauce has thickened, then return the salmon to the skillet.
  5. Spoon some sauce over the fish, then garnish with fresh basil and lemon wedges.

Notes

6g net carbs per serving (half the recipe)

Vegetable or fish broth can be substituted for the wine if preferred.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 814Total Fat 66gSaturated Fat 31gTrans Fat 2gCholesterol 226mgSodium 652mgCarbohydrates 7gNet Carbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 36g

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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