Keto lemon garlic butter salmon with almonds and chili

Keto lemon garlic butter salmon with almonds and chili

This vibrant keto meal is perfectly balanced with sharp notes of freshness and chili counterbalanced by a bed of rich, creamy cauliflower mash. A wonderful composition of soft succulent salmon topped with a satisfying crunch. Quick and easy to make, yet so impressively tasteful.

Keto lemon garlic butter salmon with almonds and chili

This vibrant keto meal is perfectly balanced with sharp notes of freshness and chili counterbalanced by a bed of rich, creamy cauliflower mash. A wonderful composition of soft succulent salmon topped with a satisfying crunch. Quick and easy to make, yet so impressively tasteful.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Salmon with lemon garlic butter
  • 1½ lbs 650 g salmon filet
  • 12 tbsp 12 tbsp butter
  • 6 6 garlic clove, thinly slicedgarlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 oz. 50 g almonds, sliced
  • 1 1 lemon, juice and zestlemons, juice and zest
  • ½ ½ fresh, red chili pepper, seeded and sliced into thin circlesfresh, red chili peppers, seeded and sliced into thin circles
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • olive oil, for greasing
Cauli mash
  • 1 lb 450 g fresh cauliflower, florets
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 oz. 50 g cream cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
For serving
  • ½ ½ fresh, red chili pepper, seeded and sliced into thin circlesfresh, red chili peppers, seeded and sliced into thin circles
  • 1 oz. 30 g fresh dill, chopped
  • 4 4 lemon sliceslemons slices (optional)

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

Salmon with lemon garlic butter

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (175°C).
  2. Place the salmon, skin-side down, in a greased baking dish.
  3. Melt the butter in a 10"-12" (25-30 cm) pan, over medium-low heat. When bubbles and white solids appear on the surface, use a spoon to remove most of the white solids; this will prevent the butter from becoming too brown.
  4. Increase the heat to medium, and add the garlic and almonds to the pan. Sauté until the mixture turns light golden in color. Set the pan aside and add the lemon zest, lemon juice, sliced chili pepper, salt, and pepper. Stir together until combined.
  5. Pour the butter mixture on top of the salmon. Bake on the middle oven rack for about 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon. It should be cooked through, and but still moist when done.
  6. For serving, top the salmon filets with a bit of fresh dill, sliced chili pepper, and lemon slice. Add the cauli mash on the side, and drizzle both with the lemon garlic butter.

Cauli mash

  1. Boil the cauliflower in salted water, for about 10-12 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Strain the cauliflower in a colander, and leave for a few minutes to remove as much liquid, as possible.
  3. Place the butter and cream cheese in the pot, and lightly mix together. Add the cauliflower. Using a hand mixer, or immersion blender, blend together until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
 

Tips

Cooking salmon with the skin protects the salmon from the hot pan and, produces a moist filet. The skin can be removed after it is cooked.

The USDA recommends cooking fish until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (64°C).

For optimum results, bring the salmon to room temperature, about 15 minutes prior to cooking.

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7 comments

  1. Kit Franklin
    I find it very disturbing when you list butter by tablespoons in your recipies. It is much easier when it is measured by grams. Butter is usually cold and very hard.
    Reply: #2
  2. Kit Franklin
    Also - how much is 15 tablespoons of butter in grams?
    Reply: #5
  3. Terry
    Guess it depends on which country you're in. Being in the U.S., I appreciate that the measurements are given in teaspoons and tablespoons. I can understand if you're used to the metric system, which is more widely used in the world than our Customary Units, it would be frustrating. Although we do use the metric system in science, medicine and the military. So we're a bit inconsistent and lax getting on the metric program. Us humans like what we're used. Would definitely be beneficial if we all did the metric system. For now, maybe the answer is putting the measurements in both formats.
    Reply: #4
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Guess it depends on which country you're in. Being in the U.S., I appreciate that the measurements are given in teaspoons and tablespoons. I can understand if you're used to the metric system, which is more widely used in the world than our Customary Units, it would be frustrating. Although we do use the metric system in science, medicine and the military. So we're a bit inconsistent and lax getting on the metric program. Us humans like what we're used. Would definitely be beneficial if we all did the metric system. For now, maybe the answer is putting the measurements in both formats.

    All of our recipes have the ability to toggle between US and metric! I have asked the recipe team to fix the butter measurement for the metric folks.

  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Also - how much is 15 tablespoons of butter in grams?

    Yes, butter should be listed in grams when you toggle for metric! 15T butter is approximately 212 grams.
    https://www.calculateme.com/butter/tablespoons/to-grams-of-butter/15

  6. Kit Franklin
    Thank you for your replies and thank you Kristin for your action on this. I have no problems with the tablespoon/teaspoon measurement when it comes to spices, oil etc., but butter I simply don’t understand, no matter which country you are in....??
    Reply: #7
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Thank you for your replies and thank you Kristin for your action on this. I have no problems with the tablespoon/teaspoon measurement when it comes to spices, oil etc., but butter I simply don’t understand, no matter which country you are in....??

    In the USA, our butter comes in sticks that has tablespoons marked on the wrapper.

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