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Salmon Florentine

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Salmon Florentine is a fresh new take on the typical florentine dish, and comes together in just 30 minutes. Chock full of spinach, garlic, and mild spices, and topped off with a creamy, buttery, delicious cream sauce. 


  • 4 6-ounce salmon fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • creamy white sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth I used low sodium
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature or softened in the microwave
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Instructions

    prepare the salmon

  • Season salmon with salt and pepper to taste on both sides.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Once melted, drizzle oil into the pan and give it a good stir.
  • Add salmon to the pan in a single layer. Sear, undisturbed, for 4-5 minutes until browned, carefully flip and cook another 5-7 minutes (depending on the thickness of your salmon pieces) until cooked through.
  • Transfer salmon to a plate and cover tightly with foil to keep warm and moist.
  • make the sauce

  • Add butter and garlic to the pan and stir over medium heat for about 2 minutes until butter mis melted and garlic is fragrant.
  • Stir in chicken broth and simmer about 5 minutes until reduced by half. Stir in spinach for about 1 minute until wilted.
  • Stir in heavy cream, and cream cheese. Continue to gently stir until cream cheese is completely incorporated and sauce is creamy and smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Taste, add more salt and pepper if needed.
  • put it all together

  • Return salmon to the pan, spoon the creamy spinach sauce over the salmon, and serve.
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