Tuscan Salmon Recipe

Rating 5.0
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Tuscan salmon is a restaurant-quality dish featuring pan-seared salmon in a delicious creamy sauce with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and Parmesan. It's the perfect option for a date night.
Utensils Dinner
Globe Mediterranean
Combining her Bolivian heritage with the lessons learned from training in Spain, Chef Maria brings international flair to her cooking style. She has worked in roles across the industry from instructor to business owner and executive chef. From teaching sushi classes to running her own catering business, Chef Maria loves to share her culinary knowledge and experience with a specialty in healthy cooking.


For the Salmon
7 oz salmon filets
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tblsp
olive oil
For the Tuscan Sauce
2 tsp
olive oil
2 tblsp
2 tsp
finely diced garlic
small yellow onion, finely diced
1/3 cup(s)
dry white wine, optional
150 g
sundried tomato strips
salt and pepper, to taste
1 3/4 cup(s)
half-and-half, see notes 1
3 cup(s)
baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup(s)
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tblsp
chopped fresh parsley

Directions 11 steps | 35 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients. 

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Step 2

Prepare the salmon. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Season the salmon filets on both sides with salt and pepper. Sear the salmon in the hot pan, flesh-side down first, for 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked to your liking. Remove from the pan and set aside.

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Step 3

Prepare the Tuscan sauce. Melt the butter in the remaining juices leftover in the pan. Add in the garlic and fry for about 1 minute, until fragrant. 

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Step 4

Fry the diced onions in the butter until translucent.

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Step 5

Pour in the white wine and allow to reduce for 5 minutes. 

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Step 6

Add the sundried tomatoes and fry for 1-2 minutes.

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Step 7

Reduce heat to low. Add the half-and-half and bring the sauce to simmer, while stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.

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Step 8

Add in the baby spinach leaves and allow them to wilt in the sauce. 

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Step 9

Add in the Parmesan cheese. Let it simmer for 1 minute until the cheese melts through the sauce. (See notes 2.)

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Step 10

Add the salmon back to the pan. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and spoon the sauce over each filet. 

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Step 11

Serve and enjoy!

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  1. For a dairy-free option, substitute half-and-half for dairy-free milk and omit the Parmesan cheese.
  2. For a thicker sauce, add a mixture of cornstarch and water to the center of the pan, and continue to simmer while quickly stirring the mixture through until the sauce thickens.

Nutrition Per Serving
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56.3 g
56.5 g
30.6 g


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Janice S.


07 Feb 2023

I try to have salmon for my husband and I at least once a week. It is hard to find a way to prepare it that isn't boring. This jumped out at me as soon as I read the ingredients. Easy to prepare. And, huge success. Definitely will make it again.

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Tiffany L.


Cozymeal Team Member

29 Jul 2022

I love cooking (and eating) salmon and this is a great and easy new way to make it! It is also keto.

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Jolee S.


26 Jul 2022

Restaurant quality indeed! This was incredible and I loved watching the video as I cooked. I think next time I'll double the sauce and add in some pasta!

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