Keto fried salmon with asparagus

Keto fried salmon with asparagus

Another one-skillet wonder to enjoy. Just three ingredients—salmon, asparagus, and butter —transformed into a tasty dinner in just 15 minutes. It's keto, and it's simply delicious.

Keto fried salmon with asparagus

Another one-skillet wonder to enjoy. Just three ingredients—salmon, asparagus, and butter —transformed into a tasty dinner in just 15 minutes. It's keto, and it's simply delicious.
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. 225 g green asparagus
  • 3 oz. 75 g butter
  • 9 oz. 250 g salmon, in pieces
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Rinse and trim the asparagus.
  2. Heat up a hearty dollop of butter in a frying pan where you can fit both the fish and vegetables.
  3. Fry the asparagus over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Gather everything in one half of the frying pan.
  4. If necessary, add more butter and fry the pieces of salmon for a couple of minutes on each side. Stir the asparagus every now and then. Lower the heat towards the end.
  5. Season the salmon and serve with the remaining butter.

Tip!

This keto dish can be cooked with other low-carb vegetables such as zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli or spinach. Feel free to use your favorite spices to give this dish more flavor—chili powder, paprika, onion powder, some herbs, or even freshly chopped garlic and basil.

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7 comments

  1. Genny Louise
    Lovely. Simply perfect!
  2. Liberty
    Will replace asparagus with green beans as I don’t like asparagus
  3. Des
    Great recipe, even greater if you add Parmesan cheese on top and bake
  4. Monserrat
    Melt some of the butter and add a little bit of lemon juice, a chopped garlic, salt and pour it on top.
    Delicious.
  5. Tammie
    It's hard for me to eat three meals a day. Can I add another veggie.
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    It's hard for me to eat three meals a day. Can I add another veggie.

    Any vegetable you add will add more carbs, so pay attention to carb count.

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  8. Janice
    I will started the salmon before the asparagus next time. The asparagus were soggy before the salmon was done.

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