Sunday, September 23, 2012

Simple, Succulent, Satiating Salmon

As the significant other of someone with a fish allergy, I rarely get to enjoy fish as part of my paleo plan, lest I asphyxiate him with the delectable aroma of cooking fish--but he's a peach, so I'm not complaining. Just makes me that much more grateful when I do have the opportunity to regale y'all with an aquatic recipe.

I picked up some wild sock-eye salmon on sale from my locale goode foode shoppe, and my Omega-3 receptors couldn't be more excited. Salmon is also high in protein and Vitamin D, so if you've yet to become a fan of this magical pink fish, allow the nutrient density to appeal to your paleo pallet. Along with the coconut oil-inspired goodness, of course.

Fair warning: your tastebuds might explode.

  • Foiled baking sheet

  • Salmon fillet
  • Coconut oil
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Lemon juice (optional)

1. Heat oven to 350 F.
2. Coat fillet with coconut oil and add seasoning to taste on each side. Feel free to get more creative than what's listed; balsamic vinegar is also a pretty delectable addition.
3. Place fillet in center of baking sheet, skin down, and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until fish is light pink and flaky.
4. Add a side like bacon-wrapped asparagus and enjoy!

Any paleo-friendly wines you'd recommend with this dish?