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Braised Salmon in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

  • Author: CharlotteSmythe
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


This impressive meal is the way to any fish lover’s heart. Salmon braised in a creamy coconut mushroom and spinach sauce.



4 tbsp. ghee + 1 Tsp.

4 salmon fillets (skinless)

salt & pepper


1 onion, sliced

2 cloves garlic, finely minced 

1 red jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and diced

3.5 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced

1 tbsp. coconut aminos

1 cup full fat (can) coconut milk

1/4 cup seafood stock- Mine is homemade (compliant bone broth works perfectly)

1 cup baby spinach leaves

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


Start by heating 2 tablespoons of ghee in a large castiron pan over medium-high heat. Season each salmon fillet with salt, pepper, and paprika.  Then, sear the salmon for approximately 3 minutes on each side. Remove the salmon from pan and set aside.

Add another 2 tablespoons of ghee to the pan and sauté the onion, garlic, and jalapeno peppers. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and sauté until onion slices are tender. Then, add the mushrooms and coconut aminos. Stir in the extra teaspoon of ghee and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are tender. Now add in seafood/bone broth, coconut milk, spinach and cayenne pepper and stir to combine. Finally, nestle the salmon into the sauce and simmer for 5 minutes until sauce begins to thickens a bit. Turn the oven to broil and transfer the skillet to the oven. Broil for 5 minutes to add some color to the fish.

Serve with roasted veggies, potatoes or noodles. 


To skin your salmon, place salmon on a cutting board, sprinkled with salt, skin side down. Place one calm on top of the salmon. Starting at the thicker end of the fish, place your knife between the skin and meat of the salmon. Slowly slice through until fish pulls away from the skin. Save the skin for seafood broth or crisp in the oven for a tasty treat.

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