Creamed Spinach Over Salmon

I’m back to making simple weeknight dinners again because to be honest, I haven’t really felt like cooking these past few days. However, according to my takeout budget these Uber Eats order are adding up so I guess I better knock it off. Salmon is always a go-to in my book and it’s something I always have in my freezer so this Creamed Spinach Over Salmon was a good idea. I basically combined 2 of my favorite foods into a delicious creamy, lemony, and quick weeknight dinner. This recipe calls for very simple ingredients like garlic, onions, shallots, white wine, cream, and of course spinach. The cooking method is simple as well because everything (except for the pasta) is cooked in one pan. You will want to prepare your pasta separately while cooking the salmon and the cream sauce.

How to make Creamed Spinach Over Salmon

Step 1

Season the salmon filets with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the salmon on both sides until golden brown on both sides. I recommend 5-7 minutes on each side. Remove the salmon from the pan and set aside.

Step 2

Add the butter to the same pan and let it melt then add in the onions and shallots, sauté until soft and fragrant. Add in the garlic and sauté for 3 minutes. Pour in the white wine and deglaze the bottom of the pan. Let the wine reduce then reduce the heat to low and pour in the heavy cream. Add the Italian seasoning and more salt & pepper as needed, to the cream. Bring the cream to a simmer then add in the spinach.

Step 3

As the spinach begins to wilt add in the lemon juice and parmesan cheese, stir occasionally. Add the salmon back to the pan to simmer in the cream for 5 minutes, spooning the cream sauce over the salmon. Once the spinach has cooked down remove the pan from the heat and serve the salmon and creamed spinach over the angel hair pasta. Toss in some cherry tomatoes and finish with cracked black pepper.

*You can add the cooked pasta to the sauce if you prefer, however I like to keep them separate so that the pasta doesn’t over cook.

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Creamed Spinach Over Salmon

A simple salmon dinner served with creamy spinach over angel hair pasta

  • Author: Jaylynn Little
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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4 Salmon Fillets

Salt and Pepper, to perferred taste

1 tsp Italian Seasoning

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp butter

1 small onion, diced

1 shallot, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/3 cup dry white wine

1 and 3/4 cup heavy cream

3 handfuls of fresh spinach (about 3 cups)

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (half of a lemon)

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

Angel Hair pasta, cooked (enough for 4 servings)

10 Cherry tomatoes, halved

Fresh cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Season the salmon filets with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the salmon on both sides until golden brown on both sides. I recommend 5-7 minutes on each side. Remove the salmon from the pan and set aside.
  2. Add the butter to the same pan and let it melt then add in the onions and shallots, saute until soft and fragrant. Add in the garlic and sauté for 3 minutes. Pour in the white wine and deglaze the bottom of the pan. Let the wine reduce then reduce the heat to low and pour in the heavy cream. Add the Italian seasoning and more salt & pepper as needed, to the cream. Bring the cream to a simmer then add in the spinach.
  3. As the spinach begins to wilt add in the lemon juice and parmesan cheese. Stir occasionally. Add the salmon back to the pan to simmer in the cream for 5 minutes, spooning the cream sauce over the salmon. Once the spinach has cooked down remove the pan from the heat and serve the salmon and creamed spinach over the angel hair pasta. Toss in some cherry tomatoes and finish with cracked black pepper.

*You can add the cooked pasta to the sauce if you prefer, however I like to keep them separate so that the pasta doesn’t over cook.

Notes

  • Use skinless salmon fillets or you can substitute for another another flaky fish
  • Use a dry wine, not sweet
  • If you don’t want to use wine, chicken broth works great too.

Keywords: Creamed Spinach Over Salmon, salmon dinner recipes, easy salmon recipes

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