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salmon with spinach cream sauce in a pan

Salmon with Spinach Cream Sauce

I am not the biggest salmon dinner fan, but I could eat this salmon with spinach cream sauce every day for the rest of my life and be happy! The garlic cream sauce adds a nice flavor to the fish that other pan seared salmon recipes do not have. Very easy salmon recipe even a beginning salmon chef could accomplish.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people
Calories 375.39 kcal

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  • 2-3 salmon fillets thawed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups spinach
  • 1 1/2 tbsp garlic
  • seasonings: salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes


  • Place salmon skin side down on a plate. Season them with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Pour 1 tbsp olive oil into pan over medium heat. When oil is hot, place salmon skin side down on pan. Fry for about 5-7 minutes until bottom side is lightly browned. Flip over. Fry for another 5 minutes or until meat thermometer temps about 145 degrees. Remove salmon from pan and place on a plate.
  • In same skillet, place 1 tbsp olive oil. Add spinach. When spinach just begins to wilt, add in garlic. When garlic is fragrant, but not yet brown, add in heavy whipping cream and red pepper flakes. Stir. Cook for about 2 minutes. Add salmon back in. Cook for 5 minutes. Serve your salmon with spinach cream sauce with a vegetable on the side.


Calories: 375.39kcal

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