This Tuscan Butter Salmon recipe combines the rich flavours of Tuscany with succulent salmon fillets. The dish is elevated with a buttery sauce infused with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and a touch of tangy lemon.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 20 Minutes | Serves 4
- 4 salmon fillets (skin-on), about 6 ounces each
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped (packed in oil, drained)
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
- Pat dry the salmon fillets with paper towels to remove excess moisture. In a shallow dish, combine the all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Dredge each salmon fillet in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
- In a large skillet or frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and let it melt. Place the salmon fillets skin-side up in the pan and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side or until they develop a golden crust. Once cooked, remove the salmon from the pan and set them aside on a plate.
- In the same pan, add the minced garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. Sauté for about 1-2 minutes until the garlic becomes fragrant and the tomatoes slightly soften.
- Lower the heat to medium and add the baby spinach to the pan. Cook for another 1-2 minutes until the spinach wilts.
- Pour in the heavy cream and chicken broth, stirring to combine. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, allowing it to thicken for about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the sauce, stirring until it melts completely. Then, add the lemon juice and red pepper flakes (if using). Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper according to your preference.
- Return the cooked salmon fillets to the pan, skin-side down. Spoon the Tuscan butter sauce over the salmon, ensuring it’s coated evenly.
- Let the salmon simmer in the sauce for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
- Once the salmon is fully cooked and the sauce has thickened to your desired consistency, remove the pan from the heat.
- Serve the Tuscan Butter Salmon on individual plates or a serving platter. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a pop of color and added freshness.
Enjoy your delectable Tuscan Butter Salmon served with your favourite side dishes such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a simple salad. This dish is sure to become a favourite among family and friends. Buon appetito!