Although salmon and fresh vegetables with creamy white wine sauce is a recipe for any season, it’s great during the spring and summer. This is when fresh vegetables are in every food market and this easy salmon recipe is light, fresh and tasty. Just the thing for an al fresco spring evening meal if it’s warm enough outside! Learn how to cook salmon for dinner with this easy salmon recipe. This cream sauce for salmon is tasty making this a salmon and vegetable dinner recipe that you make on repeat.
Salmon is really versatile and that’s one thing I love about it. Once I learned how to cook salmon for dinner, I had fun experimenting with salmon recipes. You can make simple dishes like stir fries with it, homemade fish cakes or any kind of salmon and vegetable dinner recipe. Find a tasty cream sauce for salmon and you’re all set to rustle up a quick and easy meal with this healthy fish!
Ingredients You Need for this Easy Salmon Recipe
The salmon is the star of this salmon and fresh vegetables with creamy white wine sauce dish. Use fresh salmon rather than frozen. Frozen salmon is okay for fish cakes or a soup, but you want something that is going to hold together and keep its shape, so choose fresh!
I used green asparagus and peas in this salmon and vegetable recipe. It doesn’t matter if you use frozen peas. With the asparagus, make sure you snap the woody ends off the bottoms before adding it to the recipe. Some people slice them off with a knife but I like to snap them. They naturally snap where the woody part meets the good part. And snapping them is kind of therapeutic!
You can use whatever spring or fresh veggies you like best. How about broad beans, haricots verts or baby leeks? The recipe includes garlic and I can’t think of a single vegetable garlic doesn’t go with. Either mince your own or save time using the pre-minced variety!
So what do you need for a great cream sauce for salmon? There are more ingredients in the sauce than the salmon and vegetable mixture. It really brings the salmon and fresh vegetable flavours to life. For the sauce you will need wine, broth, lemon, thyme, cream, parmesan, parsley, and green onions. A little cornstarch thickens it up perfectly.
Salmon and Fresh Vegetables with Creamy White Wine Sauce Steps
This easy salmon recipe doesn’t take long to put together and you’ll be so pleased you made it. First you need to cook the salmon and then keep it warm. Cook the veggies and garlic in the same pan. For the cream sauce, you need to combine the ingredients in another pan and whisk it until it’s nice and thick. Then you can serve it all together.
The first time I made this salmon and fresh vegetables with creamy white wine sauce I knew it was a winner. And I knew I’d make it again and again! Although the ingredients can be tweaked, I still love the original recipe. Now I know how to cook salmon for dinner and how to make a cream sauce for salmon, it’s a regular dish for me!
What to Serve with this Salmon and Vegetable Dinner Recipe
This salmon and fresh vegetables with creamy white wine sauce is almost a complete meal. In fact if you limit your carbs it could be a complete meal! Most people will want to pair this easy salmon recipe with a carb though. I find mashed potatoes are great with anything that has a cream sauce. Boiled or even roasted potatoes would work.
Do you prefer rice or bread? They would also be good. You don’t really need to prepare another vegetable side dish since this has plenty of veggie goodness in it. Not unless you wanted to!
Tips for a Perfect Cream Sauce for Salmon
This salmon and fresh vegetables with creamy white wine sauce recipe is easy. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good idea to know some tips! The sauce should be the perfect flavour and texture to complement the fish.
To get the flavour on point, use good quality ingredients. I recommend using a reasonable white wine, at least something you’d drink. Dry white wine works although medium-dry would be okay. Never use anything labeled as ‘cooking wine’! Choose a good quality chicken broth for the same reason. You will taste these flavours in the finished dish.
As for the parmesan, you can grate your own or buy it ready-grated. If you’re using the ready-grated kind, make sure it’s real parmesan (should be at the cheese counter). If you like, you can use gruyere cheese instead.
If you like this salmon and vegetable dinner recipe, you might also like Orange BBQ Salmon with Foil Packet Garlic Soy Vegetables, Summertime Watermelon White Wine Slushie or Smoked Blackened Salmon Sliders with Wasabi Mayo.
Salmon and Fresh Vegetables with a Creamy White Wine Sauce Recipe
Salmon and Fresh Vegetables with a Creamy White Wine Sauce
Salmon and veggies
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Bunch asparagus cut into 2inch pieces
- 2 Cups peas sweet , fresh or frozen
- 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
- 6 Ounces salmon cut into 4 peices
- 1/2 Tsp. salt
- 1/2 Tsp. pepper
- 2 Tbsp. butter
White Wine Cream Sauce
- 1/2 Cup white wine dry
- 1/2 Cup chicken broth
- 2 Tsp. cornstarch
- 3 Tbsp. lemon juice fresh
- 1 Zest lemon from whole lemon
- 3/4 Tsp. thyme
- 3/4 Cup heavy cream
- 1/3 Cup parmesan cheese
- 1 Tbsp. parsley
- 1 green onion sliced
Salmon and Veggies
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Salt and pepper the salmon and place top side down on the hot pan.
- Cook for 2 minutes or slightly browned, then flip over (skin side down).
- Cook for an additional 3 to 4minutes. Remove the fish and keep in a warm place.
- Melt the butter in the skillet. Cook the asparagus for 3 minutes, then add the peas and continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes, add the garlic the last minute. Remove the vegetables from the pan and keep them warm.
White Wine Cream Sauce
- Add the white wine to the pan.
- In a small dish, stir the corn starch into the chicken broth and pour into the pan with the white wine. Add the fresh lemon juice and thyme, then whisk till thickened.
- Add the cream and heat through, then add the parmesan and melt.
- Add the salmon and veggies back into the pan, sprinkle with green onion, parsley and lemon zest.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Knowing how to cook salmon for dinner means you can prepare this salmon and fresh vegetables with creamy white wine sauce any time. It’s a wonderfully easy salmon recipe whenever you want to whip up something light, fresh and fast!
Bella Bucchiotti is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for food, dogs, fitness, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.