Summer Salmon

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Serves: 2 | Total Time: 30 Minutes

This is such a summer recipe. 

It reminds me of afternoons sitting on the front porch while golden rays of sun come streaming through the leaves. 

If you live in a northern climate like I do and you are looking for ideas for supper tonight, you’ll appreciate the fresh way this keto salmon recipe (complete with pepper relish and lime cream sauce) puts summer within reach. It won’t be long now… two weeks, maybe three (or even five?) but soon the weather will be warm enough to dine outside again. 

Don’t you just relish the thought? (Yes, that pun WAS intended!) 

This wholesome, low carb salmon recipe is very easy to make. To save even more time, dice the veggies the night before and store them the refrigerator in separate containers, covered with plastic wrap. When dinnertime comes around the next day, you’ll have this 30-minute salmon meal on the table in less than a half hour. 

The days are getting longer now. I can’t help but think that this calls for easy yummy meals that take less time to make. 

Don’t you?


Summer Salmon

Total Time: 30 Minutes

Prep: 15 Minutes / Cook: 15 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • Sauce:
    • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
    • 1 drop lime essential oil 
  • Relish
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/4 yellow onion, diced
    • 2 yellow baby bell peppers, seeded and chopped
    • 2 orange baby bell peppers, seeded and chopped
    • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
    • 1 sun-dried tomato, chopped
    • 4 small scallions, sliced
  • Salmon
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 12 oz. salmon filet with skin, cut in half crosswise
    • cilantro leaves, for garnish

RECIPE DIRECTIONS:

1. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.

2. For the relish: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat until smoking. Drop in the onion and stir continuously until slightly browned, 1-2 minutes. Next, add the peppers and sun-dried tomato and stir for another 2-3 minutes, or until the peppers are glossy and browning slightly around the edges. Transfer relish to a separate plate and set aside to cool slightly, then toss in the scallions.

3. For the salmon: Add the second tablespoon of olive oil to the hot skillet. Swirl the oil in the skillet so it covers the bottom and picks up all the char from the vegetables used to make the relish. Place salmon fillets in the infused oil, skin side up. Sear for 2 minutes, then flip them over. Lower the heat and cook for another 7 minutes or until lightly cooked through (don’t overcook them!). The skin should peel away when lifting the filets out of the pan.

4. To serve, drizzle the lime sauce onto plates in a zig-zag pattern (or you can use a spoon to swirl it onto the plates), about a tablespoon or two of the sauce per plate should do it. Carefully place the salmon fillets on top of the sauce. Top the salmon with a generous spoonful or two of the pepper relish and garnish with a sprig of cilantro.

5. Sit back and enjoy with a glass of white or your favorite citrus cocktail.


30 Minute Salmon Healthy Dinner Idea

Summer Salmon

Need ideas for dinner tonight? This Summer Salmon dinner can be made in 30 minutes, complete with all the trimmings! Weighing in at only 6.5 net carbs per serving, it’s a healthy meal option, too.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meals, fast easy dinners, healthy salmon recipes, keto recipes for dinner, salmon recipes, seafood dinners
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 660kcal

Ingredients

  • Sauce:
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 drop lime essential oil 
  • Relish:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ yellow onion diced
  • 2 yellow baby bell peppers seeded and chopped
  • 2 orange baby bell peppers seeded and chopped
  • ½ jalapeño pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 sun-dried tomato chopped
  • 4 small scallions sliced
  • Salmon:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounce salmon filet with skin cut in half crosswise
  • cilantro leaves for garnish

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.
  • For the relish: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat until smoking. Drop in the onion and stir continuously until slightly browned, 1-2 minutes. Next, add the peppers and sun-dried tomato and stir for another 2-3 minutes, or until the peppers are glossy and browning slightly around the edges. Transfer relish to a separate plate and set aside to cool slightly, then toss in the scallions.
  • For the salmon: Add the second tablespoon of olive oil to the hot skillet. Swirl the oil in the skillet so it covers the bottom and picks up all the char from the vegetables used to make the relish. Place salmon fillets in the infused oil, skin side up. Sear for 2 minutes, then flip them over. Lower the heat and cook for another 7 minutes or until lightly cooked through (don’t overcook them!). The skin should peel away when lifting the filets out of the pan.
  • To serve, drizzle the lime sauce onto plates in a zig-zag pattern (or you can use a spoon to swirl it onto the plates), about a tablespoon or two of the sauce per plate should do it. Carefully place the salmon fillets on top of the sauce. Top the salmon with a generous spoonful or two of the pepper relish and garnish with a sprig of cilantro.
  • Sit back and enjoy with a glass of white or your favorite citrus cocktail.
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