Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Salmon Recipe

Rich and decadent crispy salmon with creamy roasted red pepper sauce, tomatoes, and spinach! For a balanced meal, serve it with rice, crusty bread, pasta, or cauliflower rice.


– 2 lbs salmon cut into individual portion – 2 Tbsp avocado oil – 1/2 tsp sea salt to taste – 1 tsp garlic powder – ½ tsp paprika Roasted Red Pepper Sauce: – 1 Tbsp avocado oil – 1 cup yellow onion chopped – 5 large cloves garlic minced – 1 (16-oz) jar roasted red peppers drained – 1 (15-oz) can full-fat coconut milk – 1 tsp sea salt to taste – 1 cup cherry tomatoes optional – 5 ounces baby spinach optional


Make the creamy roasted red pepper sauce first. Heat one tablespoon avocado or olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high. Sauté chopped onion for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. 

Step 1

Add fresh garlic and sauté 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Keep the skillet for salmon and blend or process the onion-garlic mixture. Blend drained roasted red peppers, coconut milk, and sea salt until creamy. Hold until use.

Step 2

Over medium-high heat, heat two tablespoons of avocado oil (or high-temperature cooking oil) in a large skillet with onion and garlic to cook salmon.

Step 3

Heat the skillet for a few minutes until sizzling. Aim for 400–500°F. Before adding salmon fillets, check skillet temperature with a laser thermometer.

Step 4

Heat skillet and place salmon fillets skin-side up (flesh-side down). Put the fillets gently in the skillet to avoid splashing hot oil. The grease-preventing mesh cover goes here.

Step 5

Cook salmon flesh-side for 6 minutes. Flip the salmon carefully with a metal spatula and cook until done on the skin side, 4 minutes. Roll salmon with a spatula instead of picking it up. Prevents grease mess.

Step 6

A 145-degree internal temperature indicates cooked salmon. 125-degree salmon is popular for its texture. Below 145, salmon is juicy and tender.

Step 7

Use a meat thermometer in the filet's thickest part to check its temperature. While making the sauce, let the pan-seared salmon rest for 10 minutes on a plate.

Step 8

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