I had the hardest time coming up with a name for this latest creation!  I was all over the map with descriptors, when finally it came to me – it’s basically just Salmon in sauce, so I called it Saucy Salmon!  I know…….not too creative but it will do!

I’ve mentioned before that I struggle with Salmon!  I want to eat it because of the healthy punch of Omega 3 it delivers, but I have to camouflage it due to the strong flavor compared to many other fish varieties.  I typically camouflage Salmon with a sweet sauce (see Apricot Glazed Salmon for another Salmon recipe!  https://mysavorykitchen.com/?s=salmon), but this time I went the savory route.  Saucy Salmon blends delicious sauteed garlic, chicken broth, and tomato paste with non-dairy milk to create a rich and creamy garlicky sauce.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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Saucy Salmon

Pan-seared Salmon in a rich and creamy garlic sauce
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 4 Salmon Fillets
  • 4 Cloves Grarlic Diced
  • 3 Tbs Butter
  • 2 Tbs Flour (I used Gluten-Free)
  • 2 Cups Milk of Choice
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 Tbs Tomato Paste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Parsley for garnish


  • Heat medium sized skillet on medium-high heat.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Season Salmon filets with salt and pepper
  • Add Salmon filets and sear until golden brown about 5 minutes per side
  • Set Salmon aside on a separate plate
  • Add garlic and saute until golden, and some salt and pepper at this point.
  • Now it's time to make your Rou. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the sauted garlic. Once melted add 2 tablespoons of flour and quickly whisk until it forms a paste.
  • Stir in the milk and chicken broth, continuing to whisk until creamy (all lumps smoothed out).
  • Blend in the tomato paste, adding more salt and pepper if desired.
  • Add the Salmon back to the pan, spooning the creamy sauce over the top.
  • Garnish with Italian Parlsely and serve!