Salmon Florentine; because nine times out of ten, fish sounds a helluva lot better than chicken. Right? What can I say, I'm a seafood girl through and through! With salmon fillets in my fridge and a giant bag of fresh spinach, this combo was bound to happen. Despite its deceptively fancy sounding name, Salmon Florentine is not a complicated dish. In fact, it's incredibly straightforward; even the clumsiest of cooks can pull off this delicious, healthy meal.
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Spinach on keto diet
One of the things that excite me most about this recipe is the sheer volume of spinach you can pack into one meal. What looks like a massive amount of spinach cooks down into a compact, nutrient-loaded veggie side. Plus it's delicious. Popeye knows whats up!
Spinach is incredible for keto! It's got a considerable amount of calcium and magnesium, plus it's a potassium powerhouse. Tons of crucial micronutrients to help you avoid the keto flu and electrolyte imbalance related ickiness.
In 100 grams of spinach, there are just 1.43 grams of net carbs. That means you can eat an entire 10-ounce, or 284 gram, bag of fresh spinach and you've only had 4.11 grams of net carbohydrates. You can literally eat bags of spinach and maintain nutritional ketosis. Please stop being afraid of vegetables, guys.
The Salmon Florentine Recipe
Remember when I promised this recipe was a piece of cake? Not literally, of course, too many carbs. It's uncomplicated and easily manageable, so if you're still finding your way around the kitchen, this will be right up your alley.
Just toss your spinach and seasonings in melted ghee, mix it all up, and cover with a lid. The spinach will wilt down significantly in only a couple short minutes over medium heat. Remove the top, give it a good stir, and cook for a few more minutes.
Meanwhile, your oven has been preheating to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Season your salmon fillets with salt and pepper, then divvy the spinach mixture over the top. Pop it in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until your salmon is fully cooked through. Easy! Enjoy your Salmon Florentine!
Pro tip: you could double (or triple) the recipe for a super simple meal prep to reheat throughout later in the week!
Had our Salmon Florentine and looking for other keto seafood recipes?
Try one of these:
- Creamy shrimp soup
- Spicy halibut chowder
- Low carb keto clam chowder
- Keto fried oysters
- Steamed garlic butter clams
- Poached halibut in ginger broth
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Melt ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in spinach, vinegar, chili flakes, garlic, and ½ of the sea salt and black pepper. Mix to combine, then cover for 2 minutes. Remove cover, stir ingredients and continue cooking on the stovetop for 3 minutes.
- Place salmon fillets in a casserole dish and season with remaining salt and pepper. Divide the cooked spinach between the salmon, covering and shaping over the top of each fillet.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until salmon is thoroughly cooked.
Hi, I'm Tasha–nutritionist, recipe developer, and multi-published cookbook author.