Simple and delish, Harissa Salmon with Kale is a dinner win-win.
I used to be so nervous to cook fish – especially salmon! I was always worried I would overcook it, and it would end up rubbery and tasteless. And it’s not like salmon is cheap! I didn’t want to risk wasting food.
It turns out – I had nothing to worry about. Salmon is so easy to cook – whether baking or frying.
Fish and shellfish, in general,l are very keto-friendly foods. Salmon is rich in B vitamins, potassium, and selenium, and is virtually carb-free.
I really enjoy pairing salmon with spicy flavors. Before I was eating low carb, I used to love spicy salmon California rolls! I think it pairs so well because – despite having a delicate flavor – the fattiness of the fish can stand up to spices.
I’ve been asked if spinach can be used instead of kale. While it can, I wouldn’t actually recommend it for this recipe specifically. Kale is a lot ‘hardier’ than spinach and holds up better in the oven. The end result of this dish would be quite different from soft, wilted spinach.
What Is Harissa
Harissa is a chile paste known for being spicy and aromatic. It is a staple in North African and Middle Eastern cooking. You’ll find different variations of harissa, but a standard recipe will include hot chile peppers (often smoked), garlic, olive, and spices such as cumin, coriander, caraway, and mint.
What Is A Substitute For Harissa?
If you don’t have any harissa paste on hand for your Harissa Salmon with Kale, you can use a number of substitutes. You could use chile paste or a blend of chopped fresh chilies and caraway seeds. For a milder option, you can substitute the harissa paste for hot sauce.
More Keto Recipes to Try:
- Keto Garlic and Rosemary Dinner Rolls
- 20-Minute Keto Bagel
- Keto Sushi
- Italian Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner
- Keto Pork and Radish Hash
Check out my Keto Kale Salad recipe for more options!