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tuscan butter salmon recipe
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Tuscan Butter Salmon Recipe

This Tuscan butter salmon recipe will help you make a tasty meal in just a few simple steps. It’s also quick to make, too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: how to make tuscan butter salmon, tuscan butter salmon, tuscan butter salmon recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 491kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 20 oz boneless salmon 4 fillets
  • 1/2 tsp salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 oz spinach
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 0.5 oz parmesan cheese grated
  • 4 oz cherry tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp basil sliced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 13.5 oz cooked rotini from around 2 cups dry rotini
  • 1 tbsp parsley minced


  • Rub 20 oz salmon fillets with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.
    step 1: Season the fillets
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet. Sear the salmon fillets skin-side down for 2 minutes, then flip and cook for another 2 minutes.
    step 2: Sear the fillets
  • Take the fillets out of the skillet and place them on a dish. Add 1 tbsp butter, 2 tsp garlic to the skillet and when it’s fragrant, add 2 oz spinach to cook for 2 minutes.
    step 3: Take them out and cook the spinach with garlic and butter
  • Add 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup heavy cream, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 0.5 oz parmesan, 4 oz chopped tomatoes, and 2 tbsp basil. Stir around, and add the seared fillets in. Simmer for 5 minutes. This softens the tomatoes and allows the spinach, salmon to absorb flavors.
    step 4: Add in cream sauce ingredients and seared salmon, and simmer
  • Drizzle in 1 tsp lemon juice and cook for 1 minute. We don’t add lemon juice in too soon, as cooking it for a long time makes it bitter.
    step 5: Add lemon juice in at the last minute
  • Serve: place cooked rotini in the middle of your serving plate. Put one fillet on top, and portion out the sauce and spinach to drizzle over. Sprinkle with parsley.
    step 6: Sprinkle with parsley and serve


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 783mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1893IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2mg