Keto fried salmon with broccoli and lemon mayo

Keto fried salmon with broccoli and lemon mayo

Elegant salmon. Bright, vibrant broccoli. Lemon mayo. Now that’s what we call a one-skillet wonder. And it’s keto elegance at its finest.

Keto fried salmon with broccoli and lemon mayo

Elegant salmon. Bright, vibrant broccoli. Lemon mayo. Now that’s what we call a one-skillet wonder. And it’s keto elegance at its finest.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Lemon mayo
Salmon with broccoli
  • 1 lb 450 g broccoli
  • 1¾ lbs 800 g salmon
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 oz. 50 g butter, divided

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Mix mayonnaise and lemon juice. Set aside for later.
  2. Divide the salmon into serving-sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Rinse and trim the broccoli, including the stem. Chop into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Fry the salmon in half the butter over medium heat for a couple of minutes on each side. Lower the heat towards the end. Remove from pan and keep warm.
  5. Add the remaining butter to the same skillet and cook the broccoli over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until it is slightly softened and golden brown. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve the fried salmon and broccoli together with a hearty dollop of lemon mayo.

Tip!

Feel free to substitute crème fraîche for the mayo. A drizzle of hollandaise or cowboy sauce are also delicious ways to add healthy fat to this one-skillet wonder!

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26 comments

  1. Eric
    Really good. Fast and easy.
  2. Beverly Kerr
    I lost 2 solid pounds the first week of this diet. My husband is feeling great and he loves the recipes. Thank you for making "Healthy" taste so good.
  3. Sue
    This recipe was so good and so quick. We still had some hollandaise left so we used that instead of the mayo. This now goes on our take-away night list.
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  5. Sharifah
    I used catfish instead and did mashed cauliflower. It was so good!
  6. Melissa
    I too have been on this for a week and have lost 5 lbs! I am sooooooooooo happy! And I am not even starving. I initially thought it was weird but these meals turn out pretty darn good! It goes to show you, don't knock it til you try it!
  7. Alicia
    Salmon broccoli and lemon mayo is a combination I independently arrived at. Very good and so quick and easy. Lemon mayo is a staple in my fridge. My mayo also contains turmeric to make it bright yellow and a clove of garlic.
  8. taniafreezer
    Quick, easy and delicious. I added a tiny sprinkle of sumac to the broccoli to jazz it up a bit.
  9. jackie
    so if I am making the recipe just for myself, do i use the measurements for 2 serves?
    Or, is the lunch the following day factored into the recipe for 1 serving?
    thanks
    Reply: #10
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    so if I am making the recipe just for myself, do i use the measurements for 2 serves?
    Or, is the lunch the following day factored into the recipe for 1 serving?
    thanks

    1 serving = 1 meal for 1 person. If you need leftovers for lunch the next day, you will want to make 2 servings.

    Reply: #11
  11. jackie
    Thank you Kristin. I did use the correct measurements then. I was thinking kit was too much food... great news really
  12. Sanny
    I am coming off a low calorie diet where the food is rehydrated and going to start this two week keto diet from Wednesday and I am so excited about having 'real food'. The recipes look delicious!

    Would have started on Tuesday but will be away, so rather start proper when at home and evrything is at an arms length.

    Do you have any tips for me so that I can be successful?

  13. Robyn
    I don’t like salmon or other “fishy” fish. Can I substitute something else?
    Reply: #14
  14. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I don’t like salmon or other “fishy” fish. Can I substitute something else?

    Sure! Feel free to substitute the fish of your choice.

  15. paula88daniels
    It was really good and so easy. My son and I both enjoyed it very much. We sprinkled some fresh grated parmesan on the broccoli right before taking it out of the pan. Definitely will make this again.
  16. Celtic
    Mayonnaise did not turn out. Tried it twice and all I got was a thin yellow mess not mayonnaise. Don’t know what went wrong I followed the recipe????
    Reply: #17
  17. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Mayonnaise did not turn out. Tried it twice and all I got was a thin yellow mess not mayonnaise. Don’t know what went wrong I followed the recipe????

    The most common issues with homemade mayonnaise can be resolved by using a container that is just large enough to fit the blending tool. It may also take additional patience in terms of blending the mayonnaise for a sufficient amount of time.

  18. Christelle N
    You can get your mayo back by adding very hot water 1tablespoon at a time while mixing it with a hand mixer. You can also try to cook your mayo on very low heat mixing it constantly.
  19. Sherri
    I'm not hungry in the morning. I have my coffee with a splash of heavy whipping cream, just out of habit, but I am not hungry. I get up most days around 8, and not hungry till sometimes after noon.
    Do I have to eat all three meals, or can I do the IF and only have 2 meals?
    Reply: #20
  20. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I'm not hungry in the morning. I have my coffee with a splash of heavy whipping cream, just out of habit, but I am not hungry. I get up most days around 8, and not hungry till sometimes after noon.
    Do I have to eat all three meals, or can I do the IF and only have 2 meals?

    We recommend eating to hunger. If you're not hungry for breakfast, it's OK to skip it and eat lunch when you get hungry.

  21. nurarinianwar
    Can someone help me to understand the nutrition part? Cause the percentages shown doesn't tally when I try to do my own calculations. I keep getting 60% of fat instead of 78. The reason why I'm counting is because I want to eat something alongside this. Like keto brownies etc. But I need to know the calculations so my body will keep in ketosis
    Reply: #22
  22. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can someone help me to understand the nutrition part? Cause the percentages shown doesn't tally when I try to do my own calculations. I keep getting 60% of fat instead of 78. The reason why I'm counting is because I want to eat something alongside this. Like keto brownies etc. But I need to know the calculations so my body will keep in ketosis

    For ketosis and/or weight loss, focus on the carbohydrates rather than fat. This is 5g net carbs so you would need to factor that in when looking for a keto brownie recipe. These are 2g net carbs per serving:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/low-carb-double-chocolate-chip-bro...

  23. Amna
    Can i use chicken or meat instead?
    Reply: #24
  24. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Can i use chicken or meat instead?

    Yes, that would be an easy substitution, but be sure to adjust the nutritional information with the protein you choose to use.

  25. whitneytatten30
    I don't like salmon and want to swap this dinner but it's not allowing me to swap like it did with the breakfast. Do I just search and swap for another recipe under my per carb per day amount?
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  27. paige21
    I don't like fish, where do I go to see what else I can use?
    Reply: #28
  28. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I don't like fish, where do I go to see what else I can use?

    Generally, chicken and pork can make good substitutes for fish but you would need to adjust the baking/cooking time.

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