Salmon in Cardamom Sauce

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Spice up your weeknight salmon with cardamom!

A spice with equal hints of citrus and pepper, cardamom is indigenous to India’s evergreen forests, and has been prized for its health benefits for centuries. Cardamom aids in digestion, detoxifies, has anti-inflammatory properties, and contains phytonutrients and antioxidants. Plus, it adds just the right amount of exotic flavor to this salmon dish. If you enjoy chai, you’ll savor this unexpected seafood dish. Whether you’re serving it up to guests or on a weeknight, you’ll be pleased with this entree’s unique flavor, medicinal properties, and, of course, its dose of omega-3’s!

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Salmon in Cardamom Sauce

With crazy healthy benefits, this dish is amazingly nutritious and scrumptious.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 fillet with 1/4 squash and stock
Course Dinner
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 12 ounces salmon fillets 4 (3-ounce) pieces
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 zucchini julienne and blanched
  • 1 yellow squash julienne and blanched
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper freshly ground, to taste


  • Preheat oven or grill to 375 degrees F.
  • For the sauce: In a small pot, add the chicken stock, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced to ¼ cup. Add the cardamom, gradually whisk in the butter, and remove from the heat. Incorporate the lemon juice and sherry and strain into a small saucepan. Season; add the zucchini and squash and set aside, keeping warm.

For the Salmon

  • Brush salmon steaks with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place salmon in/on the oven/grill.
  • Cook salmon until opaque in center.
  • To serve, spoon some of the sauce onto a plate, place vegetables on the plate; place a fillet on top of vegetables.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1fillet with 1/4 squash and stock | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 351mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
Keywords Keto, Low-Carb, Seafood

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