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Creamy Dairy-free Dijon Salmon & Spinach

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

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Dijon Salmon Recipe

Ingredients

Creamy Dairy-free Dijon Salmon and Spinach
Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (or avocado oil)
  • 24oz (four 6oz) salmon filets, center cut (recommended)
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • 5 cups raw spinach
  • Garnish
    • fresh parsley
Steps
  1. Season salmon with sea salt & pepper.
  2. Set a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat.  Once hot, add the oil and place the salmon skin side up.  Allow it to sear for 2 to 3 minutes, then flip it over to sear for NO MORE than 1 minute, then remove them from the skillet for later. Note: it is ok if the salmon is not fully cooked.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium in the skillet.  Add garlic, coconut milk, dijon and thyme.  Stir and bring to a light simmer (and reduce heat if needed).    Taste and season to taste with sea salt & pepper as needed. Mix the arrowroot with water, then add to the skillet.  Quickly stir to avoid any clumping.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add raw spinach. Continue stirring and folding the spinach in the sauce until it wilts.  Then add the salmon back to the skillet and bring it to a very light simmer.  Allow everything to cook together for 3 to 5 minutes, then remove from the heat.
  5. Allow to cool slightly and thicken, then enjoy!  And you can enjoy this cold the next day as well!

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About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.