Keto chili salmon with tomato and asparagus

Keto chili salmon with tomato and asparagus

Spice up your life with this elegant and festive chili salmon. Paired with bright veggies and a drizzle of browned butter, this keto dish looks as good as it tastes. Dazzle with color and flavor on your plates tonight!

Keto chili salmon with tomato and asparagus

Spice up your life with this elegant and festive chili salmon. Paired with bright veggies and a drizzle of browned butter, this keto dish looks as good as it tastes. Dazzle with color and flavor on your plates tonight!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1¼ lbs 550 g salmon in portion pieces
  • 5 oz. 150 g butter
  • 1 - 2 tsp 1 - 2 tsp sambal oelek or chili paste
  • 1¼ lbs 550 g green asparagus
  • 5 oz. 150 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp almonds, flaked or chopped
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh thyme or fresh parsley
  • salt

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Start with melting butter over medium heat. Heat until it gets a nutty scent and turns a nice toasty-brown color. Stir occasionally and make sure it doesn't burn. Set aside but keep warm.
  2. Brush or thinly spread sambal oelek (or chili paste) all over the salmon. If you're using chili paste, dilute with water or oil, so it doesn't overpower the dish. Salt generously.
  3. Fry for a few minutes on each side in a hot and spacious pan with a little olive oil.
  4. Cut the asparagus into 3-4 pieces and slice the tomatoes in half. Fry for a few minutes in a pan with a little oil. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve the salmon on a bed of vegetables with a few sprigs of any fresh herb, freshly roasted almonds and a splash of browned butter.

Tip!

56-60°C (130-140°F) degrees is just the right internal temperature if you want to have the salmon juicy yet a bit more rare on the inside. (Note that the USDA recommends 145°F as a safe internal temperature for fish.)

For best results, the fish should be room temperature when you begin cooking it.

When you're browning the butter, try using a pan with a light-colored bottom so you can keep track of the color easily.

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3 Comments

  1. Mrs Baguley
    What's the pan with the melted butter (at number 1) for? You don't return to it in the remainder of your method?
  2. Lucy
    You add the chilie paste to it and then spread it over the Salmon before frying.
  3. Rebecca
    It gets drizzled over the salmon when it's done. See the note about serving with browned butter in the last step.

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