Garlic Butter Creamed Spinach Salmon

Garlic Butter Creamed Spinach Salmon

Recipe by JadeCourse: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 4 salmon filets, skin on or off (your preference)

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or grated

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 cup canned full-fat coconut milk, or heavy cream

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, cubed

  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach

  • juice from 1 lemon

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, plus more for serving


  • Season the salmon all over with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil shimmers, add the salmon, skin side down and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the salmon is crisp. Gently flip, and continue cooking the salmon for another 2-3 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked to your liking. Remove from the skillet. If desired, peel away the skin and discard.
  • To the same skillet, add the butter, shallots, and garlic and cook until the garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the crushed red pepper flakes, coconut milk, and cream cheese. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth and creamy. Add the parmesan, and spinach and cook until the spinach is wilted, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice, parsley, and chives. Remove from the heat and slide the salmon back into the sauce.
  • To serve plate each piece of salmon, then spoon the sauce over top. Serve with additional herbs.
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