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Creamy Tuscan Salmon Recipe

This creamy Tuscan salmon recipe has an amazing cream sauce with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, garlic, and lemon juice. The best part? It only takes about 20 minutes to make!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian American
Keyword creamy garlic Tuscan salmon, creamy Tuscan butter salmon, creamy Tuscan salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 453kcal


  • 1 pound fresh salmon cut into 4 pieces
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Flour for dredging
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (see note)
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1-2 cups (packed) fresh baby spinach


  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil sliced thin 
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese 


  • Prep your salmon and sprinkle each piece on both sides with salt & pepper and garlic powder, then dredge the salmon in flour. 
  • Add the oil and butter to a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the salmon. Cook the salmon for 3-4 minutes/side or until it has a nice crust (careful not to overcook - it should not be fully cooked yet). Take the salmon out of the pan and set aside.
  • Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, and sun-dried tomatoes to the pan. Let it bubble for a couple of minutes.
  • Stir in the cream and let it cook for a couple more minutes. 
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add the spinach to the skillet. Let it wilt for 30 seconds or so, then add the fish in. Cook for a few minutes until the salmon is cooked through and the sauce thickens up a bit.
  • Serve with the basil and fresh parmesan if desired. 


  • Anything around 3/4-1 pound of fish will work. Most grocery store salmon is about an inch thick in the thickest part, so use that for reference when considering how long to cook it. 
  • I used the oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (draining them prior to adding to the sauce), which tend to taste more concentrated. If using a variety not packed in oil, you may want to add more if desired. 
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 1061mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6668IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 3mg