A crispy pan seared salmon slathered in a rich coconut cream sauce seasoned with fresh parsley, lemon and nutmeg. Gluten-free, Grain-free, Paleo, Whole30

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I had the strongest craving for a salmon and cream sauce dish recently… I just could not get it out of my mind! So, I decided to make a dairy-free version because I can not have any dairy at all these days.

And the result is this Dairy-free Pan Seared Salmon in Cream Sauce recipe. A crispy pan seared salmon slathered in a rich coconut cream sauce seasoned with fresh parsley, lemon and nutmeg.

It is just so delicious and versatile. I am super excited to share it with you all!

Why? Because this Dairy-free Pan Seared Salmon in Cream Sauce is amaaazing!

And it all comes together in less than 15 minutes, which is great if you are on the go or don’t feel like cooking ( which is me most nights these days ).

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Ingredients needed to make this Dairy-free Pan Seared Salmon in Cream Sauce:

  • salmon
  • salt and pepper
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • coconut cream
  • fresh parsley
  • nutmeg

How to make this dish

The salmon is seasoned with some garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper and is seared on a pan for four minutes a side. So, 8 minutes and BOOM your salmon is cooked.

Then the salmon is set aside so that the cream sauce can be made. Which is also super easy! You add a can of coconut cream to the pan that the salmon was cooked in.

Note: use a high quality coconut cream without any preservatives in it to create the best flavor! My all time favorite is Savoy coconut cream made of water and coconut.

I’ve tried using other brands and the flavor tastes off to me. If you can find coconut cream without any chemicals or preservatives in it, I highly recommend it!

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The coconut cream is then seasoned with fresh parsley, ground nutmeg, lemon juice and a bit of salt and it boils for about 3 minutes and BOOM, the sauce is done.

At this stage, you have a dairy-free, Paleo, Whole30 salmon and cream dish that took less than 15 minutes to cook. All you have to do is add the salmon to the coconut cream sauce in the pan.

Ideas on how to tweak the recipe:

If you aren’t necessarily following a strict Paleo or Whole30 diet, I highly highly recommend adding a can of peas to the coconut cream sauce before adding the salmon back in.

Peas tend to be a gray area in the Paleo world with lots of articles talking about the benefits of including them in your diet.

I can tolerate them and I love them, so I like adding them to this dish. You can add them or not add them and it’s delicious all the same.

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Also, if you really want a treat, try eating this Dairy-free Pan Seared Salmon in Cream Sauce with peas added…on top of gluten-free pasta! OMG it is SOOOO good. I would totally order that exact dish at a restaurant. NOM.

I love how this meal is so easy to tweak. You can eat it on top of mashed potatoes, or veggies, or GF pasta. You can add veggies to the sauce itself. It really is so versatile.

I also love that it is dairy-free, especially because I can’t have dairy at all, not even on cheat days because my baby is allergic to it and I’m still breastfeeding.

Since this Dairy-free Pan Seared Salmon in Cream Sauce is so good, however, I honestly don’t think I ever need to make it with heavy cream ever again. I don’t need that heavy feeling that I get after eating it.

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Other salmon recipe recommendations:

If you need more dairy-free salmon inspiration, this Curry Salmon recipe by The Everyday Maven looks unbelievable… it’s the perfect use for red curry sauce. NOM

And if you are able to do dairy, and you are looking for Keto recipes, check out this Garlic Butter Salmon by All Day I Dream About Food.

Hope you love this dish as much as I do!!

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Dairy-free Pan Seared Salmon in Cream Sauce (Paleo, Whole30)

Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
A crispy pan seared salmon slathered in a rich coconut cream sauce seasoned with fresh parsley, lemon and nutmeg. Gluten-free, Grain-free, Paleo, Whole30

Ingredients

  • 3/4 tsp salt, , divided
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice, , divided
  • 1 14 ounce can coconut cream, ( Savoy is Paleo and has no preservatives)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, , chopped
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • optional- 1 15 ounce can of peas (not Paleo or Whole30)

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix 1/4 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, ½ tsp garlic powder, and ½ tsp onion powder together.
  • Then, sprinkle the salmon fillets evenly with the salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder mixture. Pat down the seasoning onto the salmon fillets.
  • Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil to the pan and swirl it around to coat.
  • Add the salmon fillets to the pan along with 1 Tbs lemon juice. Cook for 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
  • Remove the salmon fillets from the pan and put onto a plate. Then add the coconut cream to the pan and scrape down the bottom of the pan with a spatula. Add 1 Tbs lemon juice, ¼ tsp ground nutmeg , ½ tsp salt, and ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley. Boil until thickened a bit (3-4 minutes), then add the salmon fillets back to the pan.
  • Note: if adding peas, add the peas to the coconut cream before adding the salmon fillets back to the pan.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: coconut cream, salmon
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook