11 August 2022

How Simple Salmon Can Inspire Your Easy Low Carb Dinners

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Are you on the hunt for easy low carb dinners?

Congrats!  You’ve just found one if you love salmon and low carb 30 minutes meals.  After practice, this will easily turn into one of your favorite 15 minute low carb meals.

  Get ready to swoon over the sauce and level up your low carb family meals. 

This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you purchase through our link(s) at no extra cost to you.  This information is not intended to be medical education and is not medical advice.  It should not be used as a substitute for your or any medical professional.  You should always seek counsel from your physician before beginning any new diet or exercise regime.  Yes, this means talking with your doctor even if we’re just offering an incredible wasabi cream sauce to smother your salmon.  And, great news if a spicy sauce is your thing.  As this recipe is a winner in the easy low carb dinners category.  Every time!  Also, Nom nom nom. 

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If you’re anything like me, easy low carb dinners are a weekday must.  

Easy keto meals should be just that, easy.  And, this one does not disappoint.

Picture it.  Breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese encrusted salmon with a wasabi cream sauce.  Say hello to this leveled-up version of a classic pan-seared salmon that will quickly become one of your favorite easy simple low carb dinners.

This post is all about one of your new favorite easy low carb dinners.

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Easy High Protein Low Carb Dinners; Salmon Edition

Did you know that protein is crucial for fat loss?  Here are 3 things to keep in mind:

  1.  Protein keeps you full the longest (over carbs or fats).  You’ll eat fewer calories in the long run when you’re full.
  2.  It increases your metabolism.  Your body burns more calories than carbs or fats to digest protein.
  3.  Protein is the only macronutrient that helps build and retain lean muscle mass.

Everyone loves #1.  Curbed hunger is so satisfying!  But all 3 are equally important.

The standard portion size for salmon is between 3 and 4 ounces.  I typically purchase half a pound (8 ounces) and prepare 2 portions.  In this scenario, one portion of salmon will yield 23 grams of protein.  Up the ounces, if you need to hit that protein goal!

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What Are Your Protein Goals When Planning Easy Low Carb Main Dishes?

Presumably, you’re already versed in the nuances of keto.  But, what if you’ve simply stumbled upon this recipe with the intention of a low-carb lifestyle and you’re unsure of your daily protein needs?  Or, maybe you’re simply enamored with this delicious encrusted salmon and now your interest peeks in regards to protein?

Whatever the case may be, there are many reasons that you may wish to know how much protein you need.  And, there are many free resources to calculate your daily protein totals.  This one (click here), is by Ruled.Me and will help you determine your ketogenic numbers. 

What number did you derive from this free calculator? 

 

{CHECK OUT THIS RELATED LOW CARB POST: How A Burger Can Inspire Your Lazy Keto Diet Recipes}

 

Easy One Pan Low Carb Dinners: Cast Iron Edition

Nothing screams easy like a one-pan recipe.  Ok, ok, one pan, a bowl and plate for the dredge station, and one bowl for the delicious cream sauce.   But, only one cooking pan!

Plus whatever you need for your sides.  But, let us focus on the cast iron pan and the ease/quickness of this dish.

“A cast-iron pan is one of the most versatile and reliable pieces of kitchen equipment for any cook, and unlike most electronic kitchen must-haves, it can last for generations. (I’m looking at you, air fryer.)”

The above quote by Casey Barber, CNN really nails the essence of the cast iron pan.  Although my feelings were slightly hurt because I do LOVE my air fryer.

Click here to read the full article on CNN.

The cast iron is ideal for this salmon dish allowing you to sear the keto breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese on the fish.  Then, you pop the pan in the oven until the fish cooks to your desired doneness.

Yes, doneness is a word – I had to look it up, too.

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High Protein, Low Carb Dinner Recipes: Proposed Timeline

Let’s imagine we’re besties and I know your evening routine.  Here is how I’d break it down for you:

This recipe took me about 30 minutes from prep to plating but after a few times, I’ve shaved about 15 minutes and I know you can, too.  It really is an easy, quick, and super yummy dinner.

 

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Low Carb Meal Ideas For Weight Loss

This recipe should be on rotation for both goals and flavors.  Let’s review some photos to inspire you!

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Breadcrumbs and Parmesan Encrusted Salmon with Wasabi Cream Sauce

Low-Carb and Keto-Friendly Salmon with a Creamy Wasabi Sauce
Keyword: keto dinner recipes, low-carb recipes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Wasabi Cream Sauce

  • 1/4 c Sour Cream
  • 4 T Wasabi Paste Less or more based on the desired "heat", add slowly and taste test
  • 4 T Cilantro, Chopped Less or more based on the desired flavor
  • Salt

Salmon

  • 8 oz Salmon, Room Temperature
  • 1 ea Egg
  • 1/3 cup Low-Carb Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated
  • 2 t Garlic Powder
  • 2 t Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper, To Taste
  • 3 T Avocado Oil
  • 2 T Butter
  • 1 ea Lemon, Sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl, prepare the wasabi cream sauce by mixing the sour cream, wasabi paste, cilantro, and a dash of salt. Adjust the seasonings to your preference and place the sauce in the refrigerator to set.
  • Pat and dry each side of the salmon well and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • In a bowl, whisk the egg. Mix the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper on a plate.
  • Dredge one side of the salmon into the beaten egg and then the breadcrumbs mixture until it adheres to the fish.
  • Next, heat a cast iron pan over medium heat for 1 minute on the stovetop, and then add the oil and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Test the oil with a bit of the remaining breadcrumbs mixture until it begins to bubble. You want the breadcrumbs to sear on the salmon, not burn. Next, place the salmon (breadcrumbs side down) in the cast iron pan.
  • Sear the salmon for 2 to 4 minutes based on the thickness of the fish. Then flip the salmon and continue cooking for an additional 2 to 4 minutes.
  • When the fish is properly seared, place it and the cast iron pan into the oven for an additional 2 to 7 minutes or until the fish is cooked as you like it. The cooking time will vary based on the thickness of the fish.
  • Remove the cast iron pan from the oven and place it on the stovetop or another heat-proof surface. Add the butter to the pan and when it melts, spoon the butter over the fish a few times. Finish by lightly dusting the fish with salt.

Notes

Plate the salmon with a drizzle of the wasabi cream sauce and garnish with a lemon. Serve alongside your favorite sides and enjoy!  This low-carb breadcrumbs and parmesan encrusted salmon is a win for a fast weeknight dinner. 

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