Yes, salmon is delicious, Keto friendly because of its high protein and low-fat content. It’s a wonderful source for omega-3 fatty acids as well as other antioxidants and vitamins. However, it is also important to add fresh fish such as salmon once or twice a week to a Keto or low carb diet. Why? Because eating fresh fish is extremely healthy for your heart and brain!
I love salmon but often I get tired of the canned version with its heavy cream and butter dressing. What I’ve found is that buying a can and loading it down with fatty cheesy sauces really cuts down my enjoyment. If you’re looking for an easy and creamy low carb recipe to make creamy, cheesy sauce from canned salmon, look no further!
You’ll need: About 3 Tuna Fillets – about 2 pounds of fish fillets. Be sure to remove the heads and all the bones. You can use the bones for additional flavor in your low carb pasta sauce. The best seasoning is bay leaves. Put about a teaspoon of the bay leaf through each of the tuna fillets. Use the remaining ingredients in the same way that you would a traditional cream sauce.
And how do you know when a fish is salmon keto-friendly? Well, just look at it. If the fillet has a lot of fake, stringy bits and if it looks slimy, then it’s not healthy. If you find that the outside of the fillet is dry and has lots of crunchy flakey skin, then it’s probably okay to eat this side dish. Just be sure to pick at the lake outer skin to make sure that you don’t consume any unhealthy fillings or salts.
As for the recipe, this one skillet is made with lean white meat. The flavor is mild with butter and herbs such as Rosemary, garlic, dill, and thyme. This is a one-skillet low carb salmon to recipe that is easy to tweak for whatever tastes better for you. If you’re not a fan of the fishy taste, simply take out the anchovies (or dice them if you like them less) and leave out the fatty pieces.
If you want to keep this dish low carb, you can add some spinach to the mix. A good combination to look for is grated Romaine lettuce and sun-dried tomatoes. With the light spinach sauce, it is possible to serve this meal as a lunch or dinner without having to worry about any leftover carbohydrates. Another variation of this one skillet is to replace the spinach with baby tomatoes instead. Both sauces are extremely tasty and delicious.