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Salmon Skillet

Is there anything salmon can’t do? It is high in heart-healthy omega-3s and lends itself to simple preparation techniques. And salmon also looks beautiful on the dinner table. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound small red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme


  • Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10 minutes or until tender, adding spinach during the last 2 minutes of cooking.
  • Meanwhile, combine the flour, 1 teaspoon garlic salt, paprika, and pepper in a shallow bowl. Coat salmon with flour mixture.
  • Cook salmon in 2 tablespoons butter in a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet over medium heat until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 3-5 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.
  • Saute onion in remaining butter in the same pan until tender. Add the beans, cream, thyme and remaining garlic salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 2 minutes. Drain potatoes and spinach; add to skillet. Serve with salmon.
Tip: If you cant find small red potatoes, cut larger ones into 8 pieces.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet with 1-1/3 cup potato mixture: 695 calories, 42g fat (19g saturated fat), 159mg cholesterol, 955mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 9g fiber), 39g protein.

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  • CaliKika
    Jun 2, 2014

    Really a tasty meal. Made it for my extended family and everyone really enjoyed it. It's pretty easy to do with every day ingredients.. Having company over next weekend and will definitely make this. So glad I found this recipe. Only thing I will do differently next time is add less Thyme as this is not one of my favorite herbs (personal preference).

  • tammyasay
    Sep 30, 2013

    We love everything about this recipe. It is amazing. We eat it all the time. Especially the potatoes. Fantastic.

  • Wills2savemyrecipes
    Feb 15, 2013

    Simple to put together and tastes good. Used only 1 pkg of spinach vs. 2 just due to personal preference. Wish I could find the nutritional info. but felt light despite the cream. Thanks for another good recipe