Simple Salmon Dinner
I’ve been trying to give you all some easy, delicious weeknight meal options, so this simple salmon dinner is my next installment! Salmon is one of my family’s favorite dinners, and if you buy it on sale it can actually be fairly affordable! One key to delicious salmon is to cook it with the skin on, so make sure to buy it that way. Another key to delicious salmon is to store it in the refrigerator and eat it the same day or the day after you buy it…don’t freeze it! This meal is gluten and dairy free, as well as paleo and diabetic friendly. Yay for healthy, affordable, easy, delicious meals!!!
Cooking salmon with the skin on not only makes it more delicious, it also adds omega-3 fatty acids, which have quite a few health benefits. Omega-3s reduce inflammation, which reduces your risk of heart disease and many other diseases. Doctors recommend 2 servings of fatty fish, like salmon, a week. For more information on the health benefits of this kind of fat, check out this article.
I’ve paired my salmon with roasted fingerling potatoes and roasted brussels sprouts. All you need to make both of those side dishes delicious is some melted coconut oil, sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cut your veggies to the size you like them, place them each in a separate baking dish, then mix them with the coconut oil and other seasonings. Bake them at 400 degrees F until they’re soft and light brown around the edges. The potatoes will probably take longer than the brussels sprouts.
Before we get to the recipe for the salmon, I want to invite you to join with others who are making healthy changes. I’d love to walk alongside you in your journey towards wholeness and health! Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full!” Freedom from food addictions is part of having a truly full life.
- 1 Lb Salmon Filet (skin on)
- 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Organic Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Lemon Pepper
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice (or more)
- Heat a large cast iron pan or griddle over medium heat. No need to grease it.
- Season your salmon. First squeeze the lemon juice on it, then sprinkle the seasonings on top.
- Place the salmon on your griddle, skin side down, and cook for 5-10 minutes. Flip the salmon over and cook for another 5-10 minutes. Make sure to leave it alone when you first flip it, or it will stick to the griddle. Salmon is done when the skin pulls off easily and the fish is easy to pull apart with a fork. Try not to overcook! I like to leave the middle just a tiny bit pinker than the edges of my salmon...it is so moist and delicious!
- Once you've removed your salmon from the griddle let it sit for a couple of minutes before serving it. I pull the skin off to serve, but you can eat it if you want to. Serve with a lemon slice...it's extra yummy with more lemon juice squeezed on after you cook it! Enjoy!
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