Salmon with Brown Butter Almond Sauce

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You’ve never had a salmon recipe like this! Savory salmon with brown butter almond sauce is an under 30 minute quick dinner recipe that fits keto, paleo, low carb and Whole30 diet plans. You may also like our chili lime tilapia.

Salmon with Brown Butter Almond Sauce on a plate

Salmon with Brown Butter Almond Sauce

I’ve been trying to add more fish into our diet. Fish is one healthier food that the kids don’t mind, so I need to take advantage of that and cook up some new recipes! Salmon is one of the best fishes you can eat. It’s high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Packed with vitamins and minerals, salmon really is a super food!

Prosciutto Wrapped Salmon

What I love about this salmon recipe is the unique flavor combination. You have the fish flavor, but then you wrap it in prosciutto prior to pan frying so all of the prosciutto flavors infuse into the salmon. Add the almond butter sauce you really have a multi-dimensional flavored fish!

How to Cook Salmon

Salmon is easy to cook. The key is that you don’t want to overcook salmon. Here’s the trick for knowing when the salmon is done. Heat the butter in the skillet over medium heat. Place the wrapped salmon fillet in the hot skillet and allow it to cook for 2-4 minutes. Watch the side of the salmon fillet. When the salmon is ready to flip, it will be white or light pink about half way up the side of the salmon. The exact time will depend on how thick your salmon fillet is, so watch it closely.

Flip the salmon and finish cooking. The fillet should flake apart easily when it is done. Be careful not to overcook the salmon.

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Almond Butter Sauce

This brown butter almond sauce is so easy to make. After the fish is done cooking, add two tablespoons of butter and almonds to the hot skillet. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes until the butter and almonds start to brown. Once the brown butter sauce is done, simply drizzle it over the fish and serve. Mmm… so savory!

A close up of a plate of food, with Salmon and Almonds

What is a good side with salmon?

We serve this salmon with a side salad or steamed vegetables. Our Christmas green beans would be a perfect healthy side dish to go with this fish!

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Salmon with Brown Butter Almond Sauce

5 from 1 vote
You've never had a salmon recipe like this! Savory salmon with brown butter almond sauce is an under 30 minute quick dinner recipe that fits keto, paleo, low carb and Whole30 diet plans. 
Servings 2
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces salmon
  • 2 to 3 slices prosciutto (enough to cover salmon)
  • 1/4 cup butter (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions
 

  • Place olive oil and half of the butter in a medium frying pan on medium heat.
  • Salt and pepper salmon.
  • Wrap salmon in prosciutto covering fully.
  • Place salmon skin side down into heated frying pan. Cook for 2-4 minutes (depending on thickness). When the salmon is ready to flip, it it will be white/light pink about halfway up the side of the fish.
  • After flipping the salmon, add the minced garlic.
  • Continue to cook till the entire salmon, on the side, has turned white/light pink.
  • Take salmon out of pan and set aside.
  • Add remaining butter and almonds to pan.
  • Cook on low heat for around 5 minutes until the butter and almonds have lightly browned.
  • When the almond sauce is done, drizzle it over the salmon and serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 626kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 440mg | Potassium: 706mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Author Julie Clark
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 626
Keyword fish, healthy, keto, paleo, whole30

Delicious savory salmon with brown butter almond sauce is an under 30 minute quick dinner recipe that is keto, paleo, low carb and Whole30.

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Jacqueline
4 years ago

I would love to learn to like salmon but every time I have eaten it , it was dry and very fishy. I love your site. Recipes are great. Thank you