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Marry Me Salmon

Updated: Feb 4

Creamy Tuscan Salmon with Sundried Tomatoes and Spinach

[Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Whole30 Approved* and Low FODMAP*]



Marry Me Salmon in a saute pan
Marry Me Salmon

A culinary one pan masterpiece that's not just about flavor—it's about embracing dietary preferences and busy schedules.


Let this flavor packed dish become your new weeknight staple and meal prep hero!


Marry Me Salmon is more than a dish; it's a commitment to taste and well-being. Whether you're lactose-intolerant, adhering to Whole30 principles, or navigating a Low FODMAP diet, this recipe has your back. Experience the same sumptuous flavors in a lighter, health-conscious form that's as delicious as it is accommodating.






Marry Me Salmon Ingredients:

  • About 1 lb Salmon, cut into 4 portions

  • 2 TBSP Cooking Oil (avocado or olive oil preferred)

  • 2 Thyme sprigs (optional)

  • 2 - 4 TBSP White wine (or lemon juice for Whole30)

  • 2 TBSP Butter (Olive oil for Whole30)

  • 1 small Yellow onion, julienned (or green tops of scallions for Low FODMAP)

  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced (omit for Low FODMAP)

  • 5 oz Sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and sliced

  • ⅓ cup Vegetable broth

  • 5.4 oz Coconut cream

  • 3 cups Baby spinach

  • ¼ cup Parmesan, grated + more to taste (optional - omit for Whole30)

  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Directions:

Prep:

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat on the stove top (about 2 minutes).

  • While the pan is heating, pat the salmon dry and season with salt on both sides.

Salmon:

  • Once the pan is hot but not smoking, add 2 TBSP of oil to the pan and swirl it around to coat the entire bottom.

  • Place the salmon into the pan, skin side up, and sear for about 2 minutes.

  • Flip the salmon with a spatula and cook for another 2 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to low, add thyme sprigs and white wine to the pan, basting each filet 2-3 times.

  • Remove salmon and thyme sprigs from the pan.

Saute:

  • In the same pan over medium heat, melt butter and loosen any leftover cooking juices with a spatula.

  • Add onions, saute until soft (about 3-4 minutes).

  • Add garlic and sundried tomatoes, cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

Build Sauce:

  • Add a splash of white wine or lemon juice and let it cook off for about 1 minute.

  • Add vegetable broth and coconut cream to the pan.

  • Return heat to medium, simmer the sauce until reduced by about half (3-5 minutes).

Finish:

  • Reduce heat to low, add Parmesan followed by spinach.

  • Toss with tongs until spinach leaves are wilted.

  • Taste the sauce and adjust salt and pepper.

  • Add the salmon back into the pan, basting the sauce over the fish.

  • Let it cook on low for 3-4 minutes or until the fish is cooked through.

Serve:

  • Enjoy your Marry Me Salmon on its own or with thick-sliced toasted sourdough bread, pasta, or a side salad. This dish is a celebration of love and flavors—a culinary marriage made in heaven!


Get ready for a proposal-worthy meal that will have everyone saying "I do" to seconds. Happy cooking!


Dietary Adaptations:


*Whole30 Approved:

  • Dive into the Marry Me Salmon without worry—it’s Whole30 approved, ensuring you stay on track with your dietary goals.

  • For a Whole30 version, simply omit the Parmesan and swap butter for olive oil, and white wine for lemon juice. It's a wholesome twist without sacrificing the essence of the dish.

*Low FODMAP:

  • Make a simple swap by opting for the green tops of scallions instead of onions, and omitting the garlic to create a Low FODMAP-friendly version without sacrificing taste.

Lighter Version:

  • Unlike the traditional recipe using heavy cream, this rendition features coconut cream and vegetable broth, offering a lighter yet equally flavorful alternative.


Meal Prep-Friendly:

  • Great news for busy schedules! Marry Me Salmon is an excellent candidate for meal prep and can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days without compromising its deliciousness.

Versatile Options:

  • Explore the versatility of this dish by preparing it with tenderized chicken breast or mushrooms. The flavors are just as enchanting, offering a delightful variation to suit your preferences.

Directions:

[Follow the previous directions with these dietary adaptations in mind.]


Additional Notes:

Marry Me Salmon is more than a dish; it's a commitment to taste and well-being. Whether you're lactose-intolerant, adhering to Whole30 principles, or navigating a Low FODMAP diet, this recipe has your back. Experience the same sumptuous flavors in a lighter, health-conscious form that's as delicious as it is accommodating.


So, go ahead, savor the joy of a culinary marriage made in heaven—all while respecting your dietary journey. Happy cooking!


Follow Mikaela Cooks for more delightful recipes and culinary adventures. Because at Mikaela Cooks, we believe everyone deserves a seat at the flavor-filled table!


 


Dietary Adaptations:


*Whole30 Approved:

  • Dive into the Marry Me Salmon without worry—it’s Whole30 approved, ensuring you stay on track with your dietary goals.

  • For a Whole30 version, simply omit the Parmesan and swap butter for olive oil, and white wine for lemon juice. It's a wholesome twist without sacrificing the essence of the dish.

*Low FODMAP:

  • Make a simple swap by opting for the green tops of scallions instead of onions, and omitting the garlic to create a Low FODMAP-friendly version without sacrificing taste.

Meal Prep-Friendly:

  • Great news for busy schedules! Marry Me Salmon is an excellent candidate for meal prep and can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days without compromising its deliciousness.

Versatile Options:

  • Explore the versatility of this dish by preparing it with tenderized chicken breast or mushrooms. The flavors are just as enchanting, offering a delightful variation to suit your preferences.

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