Salmon. It’s often described as the king of fish, especially when it’s wild caught salmon. Not only is salmon nutritious, loaded with the highest omega-3 content of any fish, but it’s packed full of vitamins and micro-nutrients. The best part of eating salmon though is the taste. Chefs have been experimenting with salmon recipes for hundreds of years, and keto-inclined chefs should follow suit.
This garlic butter salmon recipe requires minimal ingredients and is a snap to prepare in under 30-minutes.
- Calories: 300
- Carbs: 1.6 grams
- Protein: 31 grams
- Fat: 16.2 grams
- 1.5 pounds of wild salmon
- 2 tbs of lemon juice
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- 2 tbs of butter
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- 1 tbs of chopped parsley (optional) for a garnish
- Preheat oven to 375° degrees
- Combine lemon juice and garlic in a saucepan and heat till it reduces to about half
- Add 1 tbs of butter, heat slightly, then allow it to finish melting
- Then add another tbs of butter the same way, being careful to melt it, rather than burn it
- Transfer the ingredients into a bowl
- Add both black and red pepper and Italian Seasoning
- Place the salmon in foil
- Brush the seasoning mix onto the salmon
- Carefully seal all ingredients so they don’t leak
- Bake for 12-14 minutes
- Open the foil and bake for another 2 minutes
You can also cook this delightful recipe over a barbecue and get similar gourmet and delicious results.
Not a garlic lover? Seeking variety while you enjoy your healthy salmon? Try these easy alternatives.
Using the same general principles, slather a healthy dose of salsa over your salmon, and add grated cheese. Can you say, “Hola Delicious?”
Salmon With No Butter Hollandaise Sauce
You can make a no butter hollandaise sauce by whisking together eggs, some lemon juice a tablespoon of warm water. You can also experiment using yogurt and seasonings such as Dijon mustard and chopped dill.
Curry and Chutney Salmon
This is my all-time favourite. Make a curry sauce by combining one cup of coconut milk, one tablespoon of butter, one tablespoon of curry powder, one tablespoon of flour and half a teaspoon of salt. Cover the salmon liberally and bake. Before serving, add a healthy dollop of chutney on top.
Beer Battered Salmon
People have been battering fish for years. Fish and chips are almost a national obsession in Great Britain. As long as you don’t use pink salmon, which tends to be more watery, cooking your salmon in a batter can be a great upgrade to those normal fish and chips. And while you’re at it, why not substitute the traditional chips with fried zucchini? To make the batter, heat some olive oil in a pan. In a bowl, mix flour, salt and pepper, and some paprika together with an egg. Then slowly add about one can of beer. Then dip the fish in the thin batter and fry.
Salmon is a delightful and universally loved treat, and it can be made gourmet style in so many easy ways.