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Pan Seared Salmon - Paleo / Keto / Low Carb

Pan Seared Salmon - Paleo / Keto / Low Carb

Snehal Vaidya
Quick, simple, flavourful, and scrumptious this comes together within 10 minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Meals
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people


  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Mixing bowl
  • Tongs / Spatula


Pan Seared Salmon

  • 4 fillets Alaskan Salmon Buy organic if you cant find Alaskan
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 4 tbsp Grass Fed Butter or Ghee
  • 1 tbsp Tandoori Masala
  • Himalayan Sea Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Zest

Pan Sauteed Asparagus

  • 10 sticks Asparagus
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning optional
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Tomato Onion Salad

  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice

Tandoori Masala

  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1.5 tbsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Black Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Mustard powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Star Anise
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4th tsp Asafoetida


Pan Seared Salmon

  • Grease the Salmon Fillets with salt, pepper and Tandoori Masala
  • Next heat the skillet & once its adequately hot add grassfed butter or ghee & wait until it gets brown
  • Then add ginger garlic paste and saute it for about 30 seconds or until it gets fragrant
  • Next lay the salmon fillets on the skillet and cook them from each side for about 2-3 minutes
  • While the salmon is cooking add in the lemon juice & zest & more tandoori masala if needed
  • Flip the fillets and repeat the same from the other side
  • Serve hot with pan sueteed asparagus and tomato onion salad

Sauteed Asparagus

  • Chop off the bottom ends of the asparagus
  • Add ghee to the iron cast skillet and once it gets adequately hot add in the asparagus sticks
  • Next add in salt, pepper and italian seasoning
  • Cook them until they are done (about 5 mins) - keep mixing and moving them throughout with the help of a wooden ladle
  • Serve Hot with Salmon

Tomato Onion Salad

  • Finely chop the tomato, onion and coriander leaves
  • Mix them well in a bowl and garnish with salt, pepper and lemon juice
  • Serve with Salmon & Asparagus

Tandoori Masala

  • Mix all the ingredients and blend in the blender
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature


You can marinate the salmon for anywhere between 15 - 45 minutes after you grease the salmon with tandoori masala - this step though preferred is completely optional.
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