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deliciously looking baked salmon with creamy sauce in a white frying pan with cherry tomatoes and spinach

Easy Baked Salmon Recipe with Creamy Sauce

  • Author: Elena Elliott
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 serves for adults 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Looking for an easy and delicious weeknight dinner that you can cook in no time and that the whole family enjoys? You are in luck! Let me show you how to make the creamy, juicy, flakey salmon with cherry tomatoes and spinach.



2 salmon fillets skin on

2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

4 garlic cloves, crushed

100 ml of fresh cream

150g cherry tomatoes

Handfull of baby spinach, washed

Salt and pepper to season


Preheat oven to 190’C (370’F)

Once the oil is hot, fry the salmon skin down for 1 to 2 minutes. Fry one site only.

Add crushed garlic cloves, skin on, and let it fry for another minuter.

Add fresh cream into the frying pan, pour some over the salmon fillets,

Add cherry tomatoes, and transfer the fish into the preheated oven.

Bake for approximately 10 minutes. Take the frying pan out and add spinach. Bake for another 2 minutes until spinach is wilted.

Serve with some pasta, rice, or roast vegetables. Enjoy!


Please make sure your frying pan is oven-proof.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: stovetop-to-oven
  • Cuisine: Mediteranian

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