I'm back with another Whole30 and Paleo friendly salmon recipe, surprise surprise! But this one was SO good, I just had to share it. Meals like this are a big piece of my program, because you feel like your indulging while eating food that is providing benefits for your body and health (omega-3's/healthy fats ++) In my programs, I share and show you how to incorporate these into your daily life - so if that interests you - sign up to stay posted here!
The other reason I'm sharing this recipe, is because I'm entering it into the #VitalFarmsCookoff Contest - with the requirement of using less than 5 ingredients + their products. Another key feature of my programs and plans - they are EASY, SIMPLE and usually, QUICK! The goal is to help you create staple meals that you can switch up seasonings and flavors with, using staple ingredients, like the ones used in this recipe below!
This whole30 and paleo friendly salmon dish is made with 100% real, whole food ingredients and it's extremely nutrient dense - my ultimate goal!
But what if I don't like salmon? I bet this topping would also be great on chicken, and it's definitely delish on shrimp and veggies. I plan to try it out very soon and will keep you posted! But in the meantime, feel free to try it out and let me know what you think on instagram.
Why do I post so many Whole30 and Paleo Recipes? Simply because those are the recipes that use whole-food ingredients/are made of real food and free of dairy and grains (ex. almond flour, made from 1 thing - almonds, compared to breadcrumbs that are full of who knows what) but I know I don't need it in my body on a regular basis! Personally, I feel better when I don't consume excessive amounts of dairy and grains, and paleo/whole30 does not include them. So it makes it really easy for me to just google a quick recipe and make it - and I almost always have the ingredients! (List on my "favorites" page under "pantry staples")
I don't follow either way of eating 100% of the time, but I know the recipes tend to be delicious and nutritious. That's it!
So....anyways...here is that amazing salmon recipe I mentioned alllll the way at the top! Try it out, take a picture and tag me (@elenanicolehealth, and let me know what you think!
P.S. I served this with Italian roasted broccoli and a side of fruit, or made the full meal as pictured below - all in under 30 minutes with minimal ingredients!
Broiled Salmon with Buttery "Breadcrumbs"
(a.k.a The Best Salmon Ever - My current fave!)
1 lb. fresh salmon filets (I highly suggest using FRESH salmon filets, they always turn out better in my experience!)
1/8 t. salt (I use this himalayan salt)
1/2 t. Italian seasoning
(I used 1 T, feel free to use more based on the size of your salmon/personal preference)
¼ t. Parsley
¼ t. Garlic powder
¼ t. Onion powder
(adjust seasonings to taste)
***Quick Cook Vegetables (Optional)
Bag frozen cauliflower rice
Bag frozen broccoli
4 t. ghee or oil/fat of choice (2 t. for each veg)
Italian seasoning / salt
Recipe Instructions - Salmon
Mix all topping ingredients together
Turn oven on broil, place rack on first or second from top (if salmon is very thick, start on middle rack)
Cut salmon filets into pieces of equal thickness, and place on foil lined baking sheet
Brush with oil/ghee, sprinkle with seasonings
Broil in oven for 5-7 minutes, checking periodically if you have any very thin pieces.
When the salmon is *almost done* (has 1-2 minutes left to cook), take out from oven and move rack from to the second from top if it isn't already there.
Spread topping over filets and broil on an additional 1-2 minutes. (You may have to separate the thicker/thinner pieces to make sure they cook properly.) The topping will burn quick - so keep an eye on it.
You do not want to overcook your salmon -I prefer mine medium, or temped at the thickest portion of the filet at 120-125.
Recipe Instructions - Quick Cook Cauliflower Rice
Cook according to package instructions (usually microwave 5 - 6 minutes)
Pour in bowl, mix with 1/4 t. salt, 1 T. ghee or olive oil, 1/2 t. italian seasoning, mix well
Microwave for additional 1-2 minutes
Recipe Instructions - Quick Cook Roasted Broccoli (from frozen!)
**Start before salmon if cooking together
Pour (frozen) broccoli on parchment covered baking sheet, making sure not to crowd
Put in oven at 400 for 10 minutes to defrost
Remove, break up larger pieces, and mix with 2 t. ghee, 1/4 t. salt, 1/2 t. Italian seasoning, mix well
Put back in oven for 10 minutes, or until slightly browned on top
**If making salmon, switch oven to broil, and put broccoli back in when salmon goes in with topping
Let me know if you try this quick delish whole30 and paleo compliant dinner out and what you think of it!
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