Kidney Friendly Salmon Recipe

Chef Randy , On October 15, 2022

This Renal Salmon Recipe is written for CKD Stage 3

One Skillet Kidney Friendly Salmon Recipe Overview

This renal salmon recipe makes for a delicious kidney friendly meal full of flavor. Starting with a great piece of fresh salmon is a big part of a successful renal salmon recipe. Line caught and wild are recommended, but I know that it can be hard to find and more expensive. The red potatoes and spinach finish this meal off with great taste and something that is low in sodium, phosphorus, and potassium.

Equipment needed for this kidney friendly Salmon Recipe

  • Skillet

  • Cutting board

  • Kitchen Knife

  • Spoon

One Skillet Kidney Friendly Salmon recipe Ingredients

Cook the salmon

Ingredients for this kidney friendly salmon recipe.

  • Fresh Salmon. 2oz -3oz per person. Wild-caught if you can find it.

  • 1 teaspoon ground rosemary

  • Red potato – 2 or 3 small red potatoes diced

  • Spinach – 1 cup frozen or 3 cups fresh

  • 1 teaspoon whole rosemary (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for cooking

For CKD Stage 3 LIMIT PROTEIN intake. While renal failure does not go into remission, limiting protein helps alleviate your renal function.

One Skillet Kidney Friendly Salmon Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat with the olive oil. Put the diced potatoes in and season with a bit of the rosemary. Sauté the potatoes until they are tender and have good color. Remove the potatoes and set aside for a few minutes.

    Cook the potato

    Prepare the red potatoes.

  2. Season the salmon with the rosemary sprinkled on top (both sides if no skin).

  3. Place the salmon in the same hot skillet, skin side down (if it has skin).

  4. Turn the salmon over once to create some good color on top, but not necessary.

    Cook the salmon

    Pan sear the fresh salmon fillet.

  5. A a little water (just a tablespoon or 2) in the skillet and cover for about 5 minutes depending on thickness. This helps cook by steaming a bit.

  6. When the salmon is close to done, slide it over in the pan and make room for the potatoes to come back in for a minute to get hot.

  7. When the potatoes are just about hot, slide everything over and make room for the chopped spinach. Cover the pan and give it a minute or so for the spinach to get hot, then serve. Note: Fresh spinach is an awesome alternative, you’ll just need to make sure you have room in the pan for a bunch. It will cook down. I like to pull it out and serve once it just begins to wilt.

    Add the spinach

    Toss in the spinach.

Kidney Friendly Salmon Recipe with Potato Suggestions

Tip 1: You can use fresh rosemary if available, even better. Just remember dried herbs are a little more powerful by weight than fresh herbs, so with the fresh, you can use a little more.

Tip 2: TIP: Squeeze a little lemon over everything to brighten it up if you like. Highly recommended for this dish, and most renal diet meals for that matter!

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Chef Randy

After graduating from LeCordon Bleu at the top of his class Chef Randy dove head-first into a culinary career working in many top-tier restaurants including the Golden 1 Center Arena as a lead cook. He later owned and operated a mobile woodfired pizza concept where he championed whole and natural ingredients. Chef Randy is passionate about healthy food and developing relationships with local providers for true farm-to-fork food production.