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Salmon With Coconut Cream Sauce

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Makes a hearty dinner for two.

Approximate cooking time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb salmon fillet (wild caught)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 large shallot, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 Tbs fresh basil, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  2. Place salmon in a shallow baking dish and sprinkle both sides with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Heat a medium sauté pan over medium heat.  When pan is hot, add coconut oil, garlic and shallots.  Sauté until garlic and shallots soften, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, and coconut milk, and bring liquid to a low boil.
  5. Reduce heat and add basil.
  6. Pour over salmon and bake uncovered for about 10-20 minutes, or until salmon has reached desired temperature.

This recipe inspired in part or in whole from here.


29 Comments

  1. Invictus

    I decided to cook this one up today and it freaking rocks. The different combo of flavors make this a fantastic meal.

  2. fedchick95

    OMG this is sooooo good. I did not have any lemons like I thought I did. Nor did I have any basil. What I did was used the zest from an orange, and used the kind of lemon juice in the little lemon-shaped thing. Then instead of basil I used rosemary and spinach and added a little nutmeg. It was so good.

  3. Thanks for the recipe. Was looking for a non-curry based coconut milk recipe for salmon. Turned out great! Very delicious. Used whole coconut milk instead of light.

  4. Charleo

    This was pretty tasty….much milder than I thought it would be. I think mushrooms would be a good addition…I’ll try that next time.

  5. 16oz Salmon. Is this for 2 people or 4. Sounds like a lot for 2 people.

  6. brandieelynne

    I made this tonight! I ate it with roasted bell peppers. I didn’t have a lemon, so I added green curry paste for flavor. I’m new at the Paleo thing so I’m not sure if curry paste is Paleo, but it was good :)

  7. tbpaulsen

    Salmon was amazing…some of the best tasting salmon I have ever had outside of a restaurant. I used 1/3 of a cup of coconut milk to cut back on some of the fat and it turned out fabulous.

  8. heyoulady

    I used a tinfoil “boat” and cooked this on my outdoor grill and it turned out wonderful. I don’t really care for the taste of salmon but this combination satisfied me and it was even better cold the next day on a bed of salad greens. Really good recipe, thanks.

  9. GreekMuse

    This was my first Paleo meal and I was happy it was delicious. I do miss the starch with dinner, but will get over it.

  10. Delicious! My children even loved it :-)

  11. Made this for my girlfriend’s birthday and it turned out wonderfully – paired it with this sweet chunk of deliciousness – (http://paleorecipes.com/brussel-sprout-and-bacon-medley/) and followed up with (http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/02/15/chocolate-custard/#more-1315). Highly recommended.

  12. April

    Wow! This recipe was one of the best Salmon recipes I have ever had in my life! We are transitioning to Paleo and this dish is definitely one that we will make again and again!

  13. Whipped this up today and OMG it’s amazing!!!!

  14. Didn’t have an basil, fresh or dried, so went with the rosemary as fedchick95 recommended and added some dill to taste. I also quartered 6/7 organic mushrooms, sautéing them with the onions as Charleo mentioned. Also, I’m using salmon steaks instead of salmon fillet, I will post before bed how it turns out :)

  15. This recipe is absolutely delicious. I prepared it as instructed and even my soon to be 2 year old loved it. Thank you!

  16. nice

  17. Angel14181

    This is the best salmon I’ve ever had. It even tastes even better the next day! I served it with “rice” (grated cauliflower, sauteed in coconut oil and a little coconut milk) and everyone loved it–even my picky daughter who hates the word Paleo, lol.

  18. We cooked this recipe tonight and it was WONDERFUL.

  19. Sue Wolstenholme

    Is 10 to 20 minutes long enough??

  20. Unbelievable! Tonight’s dinner was definitely 5 star. Pinned this!

  21. This was our first paleo meal. So happy we all liked it. My husband doesn’t really care for salmon but he ate every bite and said it was better than any he’d had in a restaurant! We are happy our first dish was a success. Plus it’s super easy to make,which is a huge relief and help!

  22. It was like eating in a restaurant!!! Really really GOOD!!!

  23. This was quick and delicious, thanks! I love the garlic in the sauce…sooo good!

  24. Mow42479

    This was really good! I wonder if I did something wrong tho, cuz my sauce was super watery….I was hoping for a real creamy sauce that was thick. Or am I thinking “pre paleo”?

  25. howlingdonkey@rocketmail.com

    Wow, this was so easy and so yum! Lucky the salmon we caught was huge because Mr 2 almost ate a whole half :)

  26. Jessica Whitelow

    Yum! This was delicious! I served mine with tilapia, Thank you!I will for sure be making this again.

  27. JENNIFER D

    This is awesome. I added mushrooms and for left overs added zucchini & yellow squash. So good!

  28. Chelsey

    I made this last night as my first paleo recipe ever. I had some friends over and they said it was “restaurant quality.” It was pretty delish!

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