Garlic Paprika Salmon

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This Creamy Garlic Paprika Salmon is a delicious one-pot dish that comes together in under 30 minutes using a few simple ingredients. Make it using my easy recipe.

Here are a few more salmon recipes that you may like: Salmon Panang Curry, Furikake Salmon, and Hibachi Salmon.

Garlic paprika salmon served on a plate.
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About Paprika Salmon

Creamy Garlic Paprika Salmon is a delicious one-pot dish for a quick dinner. It is creamy, filling, and super nutritious, and it comes together in under 30 minutes using simple ingredients.

For a hearty meal, serve it with mashed potatoes, rice, orzo, or crusty bread.

Ingredients

Creamy garlic paprika salmon recipe ingredients - lime juice, paprika, garlic, onions, red pepper flakes, tomato paste and extra virgin olive oil.
Creamy garlic paprika salmon recipe ingredients - salmon fillets, salt and pepper.
Creamy garlic paprika salmon recipe ingredients - chicken broth, parsley and heavy cream.

Salmon – Fresh salmon or frozen salmon both work great in this recipe.

I used salmon fillets with skin-on, but you can use skinless fillets too.

If using frozen salmon, then make sure to thaw it before cooking.

Onions – Use red, yellow, or white onions, whichever are readily available.

Tomato Paste – It adds a bright and bold flavor to each bite.

Paprika – This is the star ingredient of this recipe. I used plain paprika but you can use smoked paprika or sweet paprika too.

Others – You will also need garlic, chicken broth, unsweetened heavy cream, freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh parsley, extra virgin olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt, and freshly cracked black pepper.

You can substitute heavy cream with cashew cream for something lighter or dairy-free.

How To Make Paprika Salmon

Rinse 2 salmon fillets (7 oz each) and pat them dry with a paper towel.

Season the filets evenly with ½ salt, and ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper.

salmon fillets, salt and pepper added to a bowl.
Mixed well.

Heat 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 

Once the oil is hot, arrange the fillets in the pan in a single layer and cook for 3-4 minutes, until lightly browned.

Salmon fillets arranged in a pan over hot oil.

Flip gently using a pair of tongs and cook for 1 more minute until the fillets are flaky and cooked.

Transfer the cooked fillets to a plate and set them aside.

Cooked salmon fillets.

Reduce heat to medium. 

Add the remaining 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil to the pan.

Add ½ cup chopped onions and saute for 3-4 minutes.

Onions added to the pan.

Now add the following ingredients and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the garlic is aromatic and the tomato paste is caramelized, stirring frequently.

  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
Garlic, tomato paste and red pepper flakes added to the pan.

Add 1 cup chicken broth to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.

Chicken broth added to the pan.

Stir in 2 teaspoon plain paprika and cook for another minute.

Paprika added to the pan.

Finally, stir in the following ingredients.

  • ½ cup unsweetened heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
Heavy cream, lime juice, salt and pepper added to the pan.

Place the cooked fillets back into the skillet and pour some sauce over them.

Check for salt and pepper in the sauce and add more if needed.

Salmon fillets added back to the pan.

Garnish with 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley and serve!

Ready creamy garlic paprika salmon.

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This Creamy Garlic Paprika Salmon is a delicious one-pot dish that comes together in under 30 minutes using a few simple ingredients. Make it using my easy recipe.
5 from 1 vote

Garlic Paprika Salmon Recipe

This Creamy Garlic Paprika Salmon is a delicious one-pot dish that comes together in under 30 minutes using a few simple ingredients. Make it using my easy recipe.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 salmon fillets (7 oz each) (skin-on or off)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper (divided)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (divided)
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons ground paprika (plain, sweet, smoked or hot)
  • ½ cup unsweetened heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
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Instructions 

  • Rinse salmon fillets and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Season the filets evenly with ½ salt and ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
  • Once the oil is hot, arrange the fillets in the pan in a single layer and cook for 3-4 minutes, until lightly browned.
  • Flip gently using a pair of tongs and cook for 1 more minute, until the fillets are flaky and cooked.
  • Transfer the cooked fillets to a plate and set them aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium. 
  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil to the pan.
  • Add chopped onions and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Now add garlic, tomato paste, and red pepper flakes and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the garlic is aromatic and the tomato paste is caramelized, stirring frequently.
  • Add the chicken broth to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in paprika and cook for another minute.
  • Finally, stir in heavy cream, lime juice, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Place the cooked fillets back into the skillet and pour some sauce over them.
  • Check for salt and pepper in the sauce and add more if needed.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve!

Video

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Notes

You can easily double or triple the recipe if making it for a bigger crowd.
You can substitute heavy cream with cashew cream if you are looking for something lighter or dairy free.

Nutrition

Calories: 681kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 38g, Fat: 54g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Monounsaturated Fat: 24g, Cholesterol: 163mg, Sodium: 1828mg, Potassium: 1218mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 2331IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 97mg, Iron: 3mg
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