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SALMON IN A CREAMY SPINACH & FETA SAUCE

This is such a delicious pan seared salmon recipe that comes together in 30 minutes. The creamy feta and spinach sauce is filling, low-carb, and perfect for a weeknight meal and elegant enough or a dinner party.

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SALMON IN A CREAMT SPINACH & FETA SAUCE

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By Dimitra Khan Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 30 MINUTES

This is such a delicious pan seared salmon recipe that comes together in 30 minutes. The creamy feta and spinach sauce is filling, low-carb, and perfect for a weeknight meal and elegant enough or a dinner party.

Ingredients

  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 8 ounces baby spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Lemons

Instructions

1

Place the salmon filets in a plate or baking tray and squeeze the juice of half a medium lemon on top. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

2

Place the olive oil in a skillet heating over medium heat and add the fish. Cook 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove the fish from the skillet and set aside in a clean plate.

3

Add the chopped onion to the pan along with the butter and season with a pinch of salt. Cook over medium heat until soft and golden. 5-6 minutes.

4

Add the garlic to the pan and heat through 1 minute. Immediately add the chopped spinach and cook until wilted. About 2-3 minutes.

5

Pour the cream into the pan and season with salt and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook until thickened. 3-4 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.

6

Add the salmon back into the pan and warm through. Serve immediately.

7

Optional sides:

8

• Roasted Asparagus

9

• Greek Couscous Salad

10

• Pasta

11

• Toasted bread

12

• Mediterranean Rice Pilaf

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Diane Michaels
    December 8, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    What size pan did you use for this dish? I need to cook eight pieces of salom…

    • Reply
      dimitra
      December 11, 2019 at 12:01 am

      Hi Diane! I used a 12-inch round pan. Hope this helps!

  • Reply
    judy
    May 26, 2020 at 12:04 am

    Hey!! Plan to make this tomorrow, but one question: when do we add the feta?

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