tuscan salmon recipe
By Amber

June 24th, 2021

It’s summer which means it’s time for some fresh salmon recipes! Recently I made a Tuscan sundried tomato salmon recipe and it was so good that I had to share. 

tuscan salmon recipe

Tuscan Salmon Recipe

Our kids love salmon so we try to eat it at least once a week. Wild caught salmon is full of vitamins and nutrients and it tastes great, too! This recipe incorporates a variety of savory flavors and is a way for me to get our kids to eat spinach willingly which is just a bonus! You start by patting the salmon dry and seasoning it with salt and pepper. Then cook it on medium heat for about five minutes per side or until it’s cooked to your liking.

tuscan salmon recipe

You remove the salmon from the pan once they’re cooked to start working on the sauce. First, melt the butter in the remaining salmon juices and add the garlic and onion to the pan. You’ll fry those until they’re fragrant and then add the sun-dried tomatoes to the pan. Fry those for an additional 1-2 minutes and then add the broth until the sauce reduces slightly.

tuscan salmon recipe

Then reduce the heat to low and add the half and half, bringing it to a simmer. I stir quite a bit during this part so it doesn’t burn to the bottom. You can season the sauce with more salt and pepper if you want at this time, though I usually wait until the dish is done to let people add the amount they prefer. 

tuscan salmon recipe

At this point, add the spinach and allow it to wilt. Then add the parmesan cheese and keep stirring until it’s all melted and incorporated. Then, add the salmon back to the pan and cover it with the sauce.

tuscan salmon recipe

You can choose to serve the salmon over quinoa, a bed of rice, or steamed vegetables! We actually like to eat it alone but have roasted sweet potatoes as a side. They’re a nice contrast to the savory salmon recipe and our kids absolutely love them. This is a great dish when you have company over, or just for something different on a weeknight! 

tuscan salmon recipe

Check out the full recipe here:

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Tuscan Sundried Tomato Salmon Recipe
This Tuscan salmon recipe is filled with savory flavors and will be a hit with the whole family!
  • 3-4 salmon filets
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ⅓ cup chicken broth (or vegetable)
  • 8 oz. sundried tomatoes in oil, drained
  • 1½ cups half and half (or heavy cream)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  1. Heat oil in pan and add salmon filet, cooking for 5 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking
  2. Remove salmon from pan
  3. Add diced onions and garlic and heat until fragrant and translucent
  4. Add sundried tomatoes and cook for 1-2 minutes
  5. Pour in broth and allow sauce to reduce slightly
  6. Reduce heat to low and add half and half, stirring frequently
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste
  8. Add spinach leaves and stir until wilted
  9. Add parmesan cheese and incorporate until melted
  10. Add salmon back to pan and cover with sauce
  11. Serve over rice, quinoa, or steamed vegetables
  12. Enjoy!

For sustainable wild salmon, check out my recent post about Sitka Salmon Shares!






This post currently has 7 responses.

  • Sarah L

    I love finding new recipes for salmon. I eat it often. This looks yummy.

  • Lauryn R

    This sounds really good! I am not much of a seafood fan, but my husband is so I’m trying to be better about it. I know it’s super healthy and good for you too! This sounds really flavorful, I will definitely try it. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • gloria patterson

    I never thought about using sun dried tomato in a sauce like this. I always have jars of the tomatoes my favorite. this looks and sounds so good I will be making this

  • Dana Rodriguez

    We love salmon and fresh spinach.I know we would LOVE this!

  • Helga

    This sounds so flavorful. We eat salmon a lot so this recipe is on our list of things to try.

  • Susan Marina Brown Lane

    I am now hungry. I have everything here to make this except for the spinach and salmon. I’m saving this page. I plan to make this. Thank you!

  • Tara Enright

    This dish looks really lovely but for me I don’t like sundried tomatoes. I know my mom would love this though she loves all that stuff on top. It looks like a chef made it (:

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