Salmon with Creamy Spinach

2022-08-19 Recipe Author Lithuanian in the USA

Salmon with Creamy Spinach
When preparing salmon, I always know it will be quick and surely delicious. Since salmon needs only a few minutes in a skillet or 12-15 minutes in the oven, preparing salmon for dinner is a pleasure. And I hope I didn’t surprise you by such a short salmon cooking time. After all, salmon can be overcooked very quickly, and then nothing good comes out from that – you will have a dry piece of fish in front of your nose. For this reason, I always emphasize in my recipes that you need to keep a close eye on the cooking time for salmon (after all, no one wants to eat an overdone fish…).

So, my dear ones, with this “don’t overcook salmon” monologue I present a gourmet (or close to it), super delicious salmon in a creamy sauce with spinach and mascarpone cheese. You can guess from the ingredients alone that it will be fantastic. nyway, in my opinion, a dish made with mascarpone cheese just can’t be tasteless. Mascarpone is such a heavenly, mild-like fluffy cheese that can turn a simple dish into a real masterpiece.

You can serve salmon prepared in this way with rice, fried potatoes, mashed potatoes, pasta, stewed vegetables or just a salad. As you can see, any side dish you choose will work beautifully. I enjoyed my salmon with rice and a simple salad.

Enjoy your meal!

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    • 450 g (1 lb) salmon fillet with skin
    • 150 g (5 oz) baby spinach
    • 100 g (3.5 oz) mascarpone cheese
    • 1 lemon
    • 2 garlic cloves 
    • 2 tbsp. milk
    • salt, black pepper

    Recipe Directions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F).
  2. 2. Cut salmon fillet into 3 pieces, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
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  4. 3. Peel garlic cloves and slice them.
  5. 4. Preheat a little bit of olive oil over medium high heat. Add salmon and fry for 1 minute, then turn over and fry for another minute. Transfer salmon on a plate and set aside.
  6. 5. In the same skillet preheat a little bit of oil over a lower heat. Add garlic and sauté, stirring constantly for about 30 seconds.
  7. 6. Then add spinach, squeeze half of a lemon, season with salt and pepper. Add mascarpone cheese, pour in milk and mix. Sauté until spinach is soft. Transfer sauce into an oven proof dish.
  8. 7. Slice the remaining lemon. Place lemon slices over the sauce and add salmon pieces.
  9. 8. Bake in a preheated oven for ~6-8 minutes, until salmon is cooked (just do not overbake!).
  10. 9. Serve with rice, potatoes or other vegetables. Enjoy!
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