Crispy-Skinned Salmon on Sautéed Veggies

This salmon and veggies recipe packs a hefty, nutrient-dense punch without falling short on flavour. 

Salmon is featured in many of our most nutrient-dense recipes. This is no surprise, considering it provides ample omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, copper, choline, and the complete profile of essential amino acids.

Asparagus, spinach, and mushrooms punch up the micronutrient profile by supplying vitamins A, C, and K, copper, iron, magnesium, folate, and fibre, and add a savoury crunch to the dish.


This recipe provides 400 calories, 55 g protein, 17 g fat, 3 g of net carbs and P:E = 2.8. 


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  • Scant amount of butter for frying (use ghee for AIP)
  • 50 g mushrooms, sliced 
  • 50 g asparagus, chopped 3 cm lengths
  • 50 g spinach
  • 200 g salmon, skin on
  • Salt and pepper (optional)


  • In a saute pan, heat butter over medium-high heat until bubbling.
  • Add mushrooms and asparagus and saute for 2 – 4 minutes until tender and cooked to your taste Add spinach to the pan in several small batches stirring and sauteing after each addition until wilted.
  • In a second saute pan heat butter over medium-high heat until bubbling.
  • When hot, place fish into the frypan skin side down Leave salmon to cook undisturbed for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • When the color has lightened 3/4 of the way up the end of the fillet, turn salmon and saute another 30 seconds.
  • Plate up the vegetables and top with the salmon Add salt and pepper to taste.

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