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Keto Brown "Sugar" Salmon

Keto Brown "Sugar" Salmon

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This EASY Keto Brown "Sugar" Glazed Salmon is a great way to get in your Omega 3's.

This may just be the most flavorful low-carb / keto-friendly salmon recipe! The sauce is a mix of tamari (soy sauce), fresh ginger, garlic, mustard, lime zest + juice, and a few key spices. Talk about a flavor explosion! The sauce gets a bit sticky and creates the most delicious glaze.

I wanted to chat a second about white pepper. You'll see below that we call for white peppers instead of black pepper and that's for a few reasons. White pepper has such a lighter flavor than black pepper and is typically used in Asian cuisines. You still get the peppery spice but not the flavor the black pepper gives to a dish. You should be able to find it in any spice aisle.

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Here are a few more facts about this recipe:

What type of salmon should I use?

We like to use an Atlantic salmon or Sockeye. Be sure to choose a wild-caught, or sustainably raised fish. Opt for ones that don't have color added.

The salmon fillets should be center-cut, skin-on, and about 3-4" thick if Atlantic salmon. Typically, I choose a thick fillet from my fishmonger and ask him to cut them into 6 oz portions.

Can I bake the salmon?

Eh, you could but you really want the salmon to get crispy and the stove-top is your best option to get that nice crunchy crust.

What should I serve the salmon with?

Cauliflower rice, regular rice (if not keto or low-carb), asparagus, side green salad. There are loads of options, just choose your favorite.

Can I use a different sweetener for this Brown "Sugar" Salmon?

We love the flavor that the brown "sugar" (really erythritol) gives to the sauce but you could use any type of granulated sweetener or even powdered sweetener if that's what you have on hand.

Not keto? Honey or maple syrup works well here.

What is the nutritional information for this recipe?

As always, you can find the full nutritional breakdown including the carb count (total carbs and net carbs) at the bottom of the recipe card. You can find the serving size/yield at the top of the recipe card. You should always double-check your specific ingredients as different brand's ingredients may have different values.

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Yield: 4

Keto Brown "Sugar" Salmon

This Keto Brown "Sugar" Salmon is absolutely delicious! Serve it up with cauliflower rice, asparagus, or a green salad.
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 25 M


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 4 (6 oz skin-on center-cut salmon fillets)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown erythritol (we use Swerve)
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro, for garnish
  • 1 green onion, sliced for garnish
  • 1 lime, sliced for garnish


How to cook Keto Brown "Sugar" Salmon

  1. Heat the avocado oil in a large 10.5” skillet over medium-high heat. Season the salmon with salt and place skin side down in the skillet. Cook 4-6 minutes until the skin easily releases from the pan, flip and continue to cook another 4-5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  2. Pour the sauce into the skillet while whisking continuously and let thicken 1-2 minutes. Place the salmon back into the skillet and use a spoon to spoon the sauce over the salmon. Garnish with cilantro, green onion, and lime to serve.



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