What's your favorite weeknight meal? Salmon is a favorite go-to for me. I love how quickly it cooks, how versatile it is, and also how nutritious. This Dairy Free Creamy Tuscan Salmon with Spinach is the perfect addition to your weeknight menu.
With just a handful of ingredients and beautiful sustainable salmon, this Dairy Free Creamy Tuscan Salmon with Spinach comes together in under 30 minutes. Not only is it quick cooking, it's all prepared in one skillet.
Know Your Ingredients
When it comes to buying salmon, just like with any seafood or protein, the source matters. For this recipe I am using Bluehouse Salmon. Just like plants thrive in greenhouses, Bluehouse Salmon grow and thrive in bluehouses.
Bluehouse Salmon are healthy and happy. With a focus on keeping the oceans blue and emphasis on sustainability, Bluehouse Salmon is using technology to raise salmon that is better for the planet while also being the clean, rich flavor that makes salmon so delicious.
Bluehouse Salmon was rated the Best Choice by the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch. Their crystal clear deep tanks are kept at a chilly temperature that the fish prefer while also continually giving the fish currents to swim against.
While salmon is the star of this dish, I did promise creamy. I am using both Dairy Free heavy cream, and also lite coconut milk. The natural sweetness of the coconut milk pairs perfectly with the rich salmon as well as the intensely sweet pop of sundried tomatoes.
Dinner on the Table Fast with Dairy Free Creamy Tuscan Salmon with Spinach
Turn on your burner, heat your skillet, and let's get dinner going. I love this flavorful meal for how easy it is, and how elegant it looks. The decadent sauce tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen when it fact it only took you long enough to drink a glass of wine.
That's the first tip for preparing this dish, make sure your skillet it fully heated before you add your salmon. You're going to add your salmon skin side down and you want it to get that slight crust. Cook for five minutes, covered.
At this point you're not looking to completely cook the salmon as it will finish in the sauce. Set aside the salmon and add you spinach and garlic. Spinach is always one of those ingredients that looks like a lot until you sauté it and then it shrinks down.
Once you're spinach is tender and wilted, add your remaining ingredients and allow it to simmer until the sauce is reduced and thickened. At that point add the salmon back in, spooning the luscious sauce over the fish. You want the salmon to be fork tender. Cook to your desired temperature. The recommended temperature for salmon is 145 degrees, but if you prefer it a little more rare that is fine too.
I promised you this was quick and easy! Are you looking for more easy dinner ideas? Make sure you check out my recipe for Easy Curry Coconut Meatballs with Roasted Vegetables. Now let's make Dairy Free Creamy Tuscan Salmon with Spinach!
Dairy Free Creamy Tuscan Salmon with Spinach
- large skillet with cover
- 1 lbs Bluehouse Salmon filets
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 2 tsp garlic, minced
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 3 oz sundried tomatoes, julienned
- ¼ cup Dairy Free heavy cream
- 14 oz lite foconut milk
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- pinch of black pepper
- 1 tbsp balsamic glaze
- Heat a large skillet with a lid over medium-low heat.
- Add your salmon filets, skin side down, to the pan. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
- Remove the salmon and set aside.
- To the same pan add your garlic and spinach. Allow the spinach to wilt, stirring occasionally.
- Add your remaining ingredients and allow the sauce to reduce and thicken, 5-8 minutes.
- Add your salmon back to the pan and spoon some of the sauce over the top.
- Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Check to make sure the salmon is fork tender, or your desired temperature. Enjoy!
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