Thyme Salmon with Leek Coulis

This healthy salmon recipe is a win-win! It’s delicious and nutritious. I love fatty fish, and salmon is my favorite. Salmon is one of the best brain foods you can get. It is high in omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, vitamin D, and so much more!

When I prepare salmon, I purchase wild salmon. I don’t want to feed my family farmed salmon. I maintain this policy in restaurants too. When salmon is on the menu, I inquire as to the way it was raised. If the server doesn’t know, it’s likely the salmon is farmed.

Leek Coulis

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  • Heat olive oil in a 9 inch skillet
  • Saute leeks and fennel for 6-8 minutes until soft
  • Stir in thyme and spinach and cover skillet for 2-3 minutes until spinach is thoroughly wilted
  • Stir coconut milk into mixture
  • Transfer mixture to a vitamix and puree on highest speed until smooth
  • Blend in lemon juice and salt
  • While vitamix is running on medium speed, slowly drizzle in olive oil
  • Serve over salmon or veggies
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 38 mins
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Thyme Salmon

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  • Heat oven to 500°F
  • Rinse salmon and pat dry
  • Place salmon on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  • Place thyme leaves underneath salmon
  • Rub salmon with olive oil and sprinkle with salt
  • Turn off oven and place salmon in hot oven, baking for 10-12 minutes, until just pink on the very inside
  • Serve with Leek Coulis (above)
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This healthy salmon recipe is based on one from Gluten-Free Girl.  When I remade it my goal was to create my own dairy-free version. I guess I succeeded. My husband had no idea that I had removed the cream in the original recipe, and replaced it with coconut milk!

For those of you following my book tour, this week I will be on Martha Stewart Living’s radio show, tomorrow (Wednesday, 8/26) 8:30 AM (Mountain Time).


19 responses to “Thyme Salmon with Leek Coulis”

  1. Just HEAVEN– Thank you so much for generously sharing your amazing talent for devising delicious healthy recipes!!

      • Hello Elana,

        My family disagrees with my not using meds to treat my MS/ Crohns and if they see this I will never hear the end of it (Diet works so much better for me than Remicade and Humira) . Do you deal with family interfering in your choices too? It’s so maddening…

        I’m so grateful for your work….

        • PS I sometimes wonder if all their MD/PHDs blind them to the more obvious ways to deal with my health issues:)

          • Susan, there is a huge disconnect between the doctors/scientists conducting research and the physicians treating patients in clinical practice. Realizing this helped me to understand and forgive the limitations of conventional doctors :-)

        • Susan, thanks for another lovely comment! I don’t share my medical information or choices with my family, other than my husband and he has been incredibly supportive of everything I do. It’s very stressful to be the loved one of a person with a serious medical condition and in some ways more challenging than being the “patient” because there can be a feeling of severe helplessness and guilt. Keep your wonderful comments coming, I love them :-)

          • Thank you so much for sharing your wise thoughts! They induced me to have a long, heart-to-heart over the last few days and you were so dead on!

            I honestly had no idea how helplessness and guilt played a role in what I considered over-zealous and intrusive comments. We all feel so much better for having addressed it finally –

            Again: Thank you so very much!!

          • Susan, it’s my pleasure! It’s so wonderful when we can open up communication channels with our loved ones, especially about things that can be painful for all. I’m so lucky to have thoughtful readers like you to connect with! Thanks for keeping me updated :-)

  2. This recipe is really delicious!! I’ve made it several times already and used Silverbeet instead. Other family members are making it too now. Thank you!!

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