Salmon in the Oven exciting Recipe with Cauliflower for Low Carb Gourmets

Rezept Lachs mit Blumenkohlblättern umwickelt

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Today I would like to recommend you my recipe Salmon in the Oven with Cauliflower.  This dish impresses with new ideas for a dish with little effort and Star Kitchen quality.

I am an advocate of the holistic use of all ingredients of the kitchen, wherever possible. That’s why I find it a pity that some parts of plants, such as the cauliflower leaves, are often simply disposed of. Because they are in fact a culinary and visual enrichment on the plate.

All in all, I use the entire cauliflower in this recipe. Even the sweetish cabbage juice is included. This is great! To avoid wheat products, I crown the finely cooked cauliflower with an almond topping.

You can cook my recipe 1:1 as part of a low carb diet. Also satiation side dishes with carbohydrates, as you know it, can be part of your personal dish. I would personally find boiled potatoes or mashed potatoes ideal.

At the happy end, our plate will be overflowing, rich in vitamins and an incredible treat!

We now start with the preparation, which I will show you step by step in my recipe. If you have any questions about this dish, please feel free to ask me using the comment function. I am looking forward to reading from you. Have fun and good luck!

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The more easy Salmon in the Oven Recipe I show you in another post. © Food Photographer Thomas Sixt

1. Prepare Salmon Fillet in the Oven

You can buy salmon fillet in different states.

I myself do not take frozen goods. Fresh I can see the quality of the fish better. Therefore, for me, only fresh is perfect!

You can buy the salmon fillet with skin or without skin.

For the perfect preparation of a fresh salmon fillet I would like to refer to my article Salmon in the oven, which is already linked above. There I show you all necessary steps with picture and description in detail.

Lachs mit Blumenkohl final

A heavenly meal is our deal. This salmon with vegetables comes low carb and gluten-free on the plate. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

2. Salmon from the Oven wrapped in Cauliflower Leaves

Aufgeschnittenes Lachsfilet

The gently cooked salmon in a cauliflower leaf coat looks so beautiful.

Cauliflower leaves are not only popular with rabbits. I have also discovered the great green cauliflower leaves as an enrichment on my menu and I am happy to share my joy about it with you.

Without stalk and blanched I can use the leaves wonderfully in the kitchen. Here I present you a variation as a coat for the fish. 

Other ways of preparing cauliflower leaves: Blanched and tossed in butter in a pan, in casseroles like vegetable lasagne, as green puree, as cauliflower leaf salad…

Lachsfilet auf Blumenkohlblättern

Salmon fillet in a coat, here you can see the blanched and prepared cauliflower leaves while wrapping. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

3. Preparation Cauliflower


This is what our star looks like when he enters the kitchen still shyly in his natural form.

In addition to the great green leaves of the cauliflower, we also want to devote ourselves just as passionately to the white florets.

I’ve been thinking,

  • to cook the cauliflower once in evenly sized beautiful florets – as a side dish
  • to roast the leftover cuts and strands finely in a pan – as a doormat for the salmon in the green coat

Use all of the cauliflower in the dish. It doesn’t get any better than that!

4. Crispy Crust of ground Almonds, the Topping for Better Eaters

I love almonds. It’s true! I like them sweet or savory.

For a gluten-free cuisine and also a low carb diet, almonds are ideal. Vegans also appreciate almond paste as a cheese substitute for gratinating.

Well, that’s why my topping for the cooked cauliflower is: Ground almonds roasted in a pan with butter.

5. Salmon in the Oven Recipe

Rezept Lachs mit Blumenkohlblättern umwickelt
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Prepare Salmon Filet in the Oven with Cauliflower
This article shows with many tips and step by step photos the preparation of fish fillet in the oven and the holistic use of cauliflower in the kitchen. A recipe from the cooking professional Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Fish and Seafood Recipes
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Persons
Calories: 734kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Salmon in the oven
  • 2 pc salmon fillets
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper I like to use black pepper!
  • 5-6 pc cauliflower leaves
  • 2 tbs melted butter
Cauliflower vegetables, once cooked plus once fried
  • 1 pc cauliflower whole, with leaves for the salmon
  • 1 tsp salt for the cooked cauliflower
  • 1 tsp salt for the cauliflower roasted in the pan
  • 2 pinches pepper
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 125 g ground almonds
  • 100 g butter
  • 1 tsp salt
Prepare salmon fillet in cauliflower leaves
  • Separate the cauliflower from the leaf. We'll deal with the florets later.
    Blumenkohl von den Blättern lösen
  • Preheat the oven to 100° C hot air.
    Bring a pot with 3 l water and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil.
    Wash and dry the cabbage leaves.
  • Using a sharp knife, remove the stalk of the cauliflower leaves through a long V-cut.
    Blumenkohlblätter Strunk entfernen
  • Blanch the cauliflower leaves in boiling water for about 2 minutes. Then quickly remove from the water and rinse in ice-cold water. Drain in a sieve.
    Blumenkohlbläütter blanchiert
  • Place the drained cabbage leaves next to each other on a clean kitchen towel. The laid out area should be sufficient for 2 fish fillets.
    Blumenkohlblätter auf dem Küchentuch
  • Cover with the kitchen towel skillfully or use another clean kitchen towel so that the leaves are covered. Roll flat with a rolling pin.
    Blumenblattmatte rollen
  • Remove the upper covering of the cabbage leaves.
    Blumenkohl Karfiolblätter Matte für den Fischmantel
  • Now place the raw salmon fillet on the leaf surface to match. Add a little salt and pepper.
    Lachsfilet auf Blumenkohlblättern
  • Roll up the fish with the cabbage leaves and coat it sufficiently.
    Lach in Blumenkohlblatt einwickeln
  • Place the coated fish fillets ready. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter so that the butter melts.
    Lachfilet in Blumenkohlblättern fertig eingewickelt
  • Use a flat oven mould. Place the fish in the oven dish and brush with melted butter.
    Cook the coated salmon fillets for 8-12 minutes in the preheated oven on medium heat.
    Lachs in Blumenkohlblatt mit Butter einpinseln
Prepare cauliflower (cooked and fried)
  • Clean the white cauliflower.
    Blumenkohl putzen
  • Cut the cauliflower into suitable florets. This is where the wheat is separated from the chaff: 1. put the most beautiful florets of similar size aside for cooking. 2. roughly cut the remaining parts and stalks with a knife for the frying pan.
    Blumenkohl in Röschen zerteilen
  • Cut the beautiful well-formed florets for the pot crosswise on the stem with a knife.
    Strunke der Röschen kreuzförmig einschneiden
  • Now place the cauliflower florets in the boiling water and cook until they are slightly soft and still firm to the bite - about 6-8 minutes.
    Blumenkohl gekocht
  • The cauliflower cutlets of the 2nd batch are roasted in parallel in the pan with 3 tablespoons of butter, pepper and salt.
    Blumenkohlreste in der Pfanne geröstet
  • Roast 125 g ground almonds, 100 g butter and 1 tsp salt in a frying pan.
    Topping für gekochten Blumenkohl
  • Take the ready cooked fish fillets out of the oven.
    Lachs schräg aufschneiden
  • Cut the salmon pieces diagonally.
    Aufgeschnittenes Lachsfilet
  • Place the roasted cauliflower from the pan on the plate. Place the fish fillets on top.
    Cover the cooked cauliflower with the roasted butter and almond topping.
    My tip: Garnish with pink pepper berries (Schinus fruits). Bon appetit!
    Lachs mit Blumenkohl final
Steam or boil cauliflower?
I personally cook cabbage in boiling salted water, which makes the vegetables more digestible. Steam cooking is possible in principle, if you have a sensitive intestine please cook or blanch!

6. Calories and Nutritional Values

Nutrition Facts
Prepare Salmon Filet in the Oven with Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving
Calories 734 Calories from Fat 666
% Daily Value*
Fat 74g114%
Saturated Fat 29g181%
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 959mg42%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 1521IU30%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

7. Further, suitable Fish Recipes

More fish in the oven recipes:

Guilthead in Oven
Trout in Oven
Fish in Oven
Trout in Alufoil

Other Recipes with Salmon:

Salmon in Oven
Asparagus Soup with Salmon
Asparagus with smoked Salmon
Cold Cucumber Soup
Salmon with Asparagus and Sauce Hollandaise
Salmon Noodles with Lemon Sauce
Salmon in Sesam Coat
Salmon with Spinach
Salmon Starter
Salmon Noodles quick and easy
Asian Salmon Noodles
How to Cook Cauliflower


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