South Beach Salmon Lemon Sauce Recipe
This oven-baked salmon is topped with a simple creamy lemon sauce, made with fat-free sour cream. The sauce will become your secret weapon for seafood recipes. It’s great with any fish, scallops, crab cakes, and all kinds of seafood. It is easy to make and brings a lot of great flavors.
Salmon Creamy Lemon Sauce
This is a South Beach knockoff of lemon beurre blanc sauce. Beurre blanc sauce is traditionally a butter sauce flavored with white wine, shallots, lemon juice, and/or vinegar.
Making beurre blanc sauces can be tricky if they aren’t done right. But using sour cream makes it much more forgiving. It keeps the sauce from separating and makes it easy to reheat if you have leftovers.
As with any cream or butter-based sauce, you should always cook over low heat, stirring frequently, just until hot and ready. Same with this Salmon Lemon Sauce. And it’s a Creamy Lemon Sauce.
- Sauce Pan
- Baking Sheet
- 1½ lbs salmon
- Salt & pepper
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 clove Garlic Minced
- ¼ cup Lemon Juice
- 2 tbsp capers
- ½ cup sour cream fat free is best for South Beach
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil
- Place the salmon on baking sheet.
- Season fish with Salt & Pepper
- Sprinkle lemon zest on salmon
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the fish is just opaque.
- While the fish is cooking, make the lemon sauce
- Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- Reduce heat to low.
- Stir in the lemon juice and capers, and cook for 1 minutes.
- Add the sour cream and cook for 5 minutes on low, until heated through.
- Remove fish from oven and serve with the lemon sauce on top.
The South Beach Diet
South Beach Diet, is named after the South Beach section of Miami. It is a modified low-carb diet. It is lower in carbs and higher in protein and healthy fats than your typical eating plan. But it’s really not a strict low-carb diet.
The South Beach Diet was created in 2003 by cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston, M.D. South Beach preaches that it is a healthy way of eating whether you want to lose weight or not. The purpose of South Beach is to change the overall balance of the foods you eat to encourage weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. (https://www.southbeachdiet.com/how-it-works/index.jsp)
South Beach recommends exercise as an important part of healthy living. They say that regular exercise will boost your metabolism and help prevent weight-loss plateaus. Without exercise, it seems to derail other low-carb diets.
South Beach is a combination of complex carbs (or the “good carbs”, which include whole grains, fruit, beans, vegetables, and legumes), lean protein, and healthy fats. It is a fiber-rich diet that you can follow for a “lifetime of healthy eating”. Simple carbs, or “bad” carbs, include sugar, syrup, and baked goods made from refined white flour.
The simplistic view is to cut out the “White Food” – processed sugar, white bread, white flour, and pasta, among others. Processed food – BAD. Fresh fruit, lean protein & veggies – GOOD.
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10 thoughts on “Salmon with Creamy Lemon Sauce”
Great South Beach Recipe
That creamy lemon sauce sure made a lot of difference i am sure. Loving the sound of it
Hi can this lemon sauce be served cold?
Room temperature is best