Keto fried salmon with broccoli and cheese

Keto fried salmon with broccoli and cheese

This is how you make a delicious, fresh and healthful dish in just half an hour! Salmon and broccoli go perfectly together – both taste and color.

Keto fried salmon with broccoli and cheese

This is how you make a delicious, fresh and healthful dish in just half an hour! Salmon and broccoli go perfectly together – both taste and color.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb 450 g broccoli
  • 3 oz. 75 g butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 5 oz. 150 g (325 ml) grated cheddar cheese
  • 1½ lbs 650 g salmon
  • 1 1 limelimes (optional)

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C), preferably using the broiler setting.
  2. Cut the broccoli into smaller florets and let simmer in lightly salted water for a couple of minutes. Make sure the broccoli maintains its chewy texture and delicate color.
  3. Drain the broccoli and discard the boiling water. Set aside, uncovered, for a minute or two to allow the steam to evaporate.
  4. Place the drained broccoli in a well-greased baking dish. Add butter and pepper to taste.
  5. Sprinkle cheese on top of the broccoli and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese turns a golden color.
  6. In the meantime, season the salmon with salt and pepper and fry in plenty of butter, a few minutes on each side. The lime can be fried in the same pan or be served raw. This step can also be made on an outdoor grill.

Tip!

You can substitute the broccoli for other vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, green beans or asparagus with little to no change to the amount of carbs in the dish.

If you want to use another kind of fish we primarily recommend other fatty fishes such as trout or mackerel but you can also go with white fish if you prefer.

If you don't like cheddar you can use a mix of different cheeses. Half mozzarella and half parmesan will be just as good!

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18 comments

  1. Sarah
    Do you mean "broil" the fish, which usually means cooking in an oven under the direct heat of the broiler element?

    Or do you mean sautéing in a frying pan on a stove top as the description seems to indicate?

  2. Kathleen
    This would be my exact question as well. Is the salmon fried in butter while the broccoli is broiled?
    Reply: #18
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  4. Justin
    No, they mean par-boil the broccoli then put it in the over at 400 with butter, black pepper and cheese for 15 min.

    Pan fry salmon separately in butter.
    :)

  5. Laurel
    This recipe sounds wonderful. I think I'm going to try sprinkling real parmesan cheese on the broccoli instaed of cheddar, for the extra protein :)
  6. Michael
    First meal I made, delicious.
  7. Natalia
    Salmon without skin right?
    Reply: #8
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    That's up to you!
  9. Kat Henley
    Is it 6g of carbs for the whole 4 servings- or per serving?
    Reply: #10
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    The listed nutrition information on our recipes is always per serving.
  11. Kim
    Would you use the same amount of olive oil, if you didn't want to use butter?
    Reply: #12
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Would you use the same amount of olive oil, if you didn't want to use butter?

    You may need to experiment and start with a smaller amount and add more as needed. This recipe has not been tested with olive oil.

  13. Sarah
    Can you fry the broccoli instead? If you have no oven?
    Reply: #14
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you fry the broccoli instead? If you have no oven?

    This recipe has not been tested completely on the stove top. It may be difficult to get the broccoli and cheese cooked the right way without getting burned.

  15. Patricia Lane
    This recipe was great. The salmon was crispy on the outside and flaky on the inside. The broiled broccoli with cheddar was so yummy. I will make this dish again very soon. Thank you Diet Doctor.
  16. Pat Landowska
    I wonder isn't 6 oz. of salmon too much for 1 serving? This is 170 grams of protein... I am confused - I thought the permitted amount of protein per day is about 100 grams. Please advise. Thank you!
    Reply: #17
  17. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I wonder isn't 6 oz. of salmon too much for 1 serving? This is 170 grams of protein... I am confused - I thought the permitted amount of protein per day is about 100 grams. Please advise. Thank you!

    6 oz salmon is only 34g protein (may vary by origin).
    https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/15076?man=&lfacet=&...

  18. Nick
    Just cook it however you want, fry it, bake it, broil it, broccoli should probably be steamed though.
  19. Ammo
    Tried this out today and made it for my parents and my sister - everyone absolutely loved it and even I was extremely impressed with the dish. I have cooked salmon in the past and always ended up either burning it or over cooking it but thanks to this I managed to cook it to perfection.

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