Monday, August 6, 2012

Grilled Cajun Salmon and Roasted Veggies

Tonight we did a super easy recipe. I was crunched for time, tired, sore (or all of the above!) and was NOT wanting to spend any time in the kitchen.  So, we made some delicious Cajun Salmon and roasted veggies.
Cajun Salmon and roasted veggies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients  (Feeds 2)

  • 2 5 oz pieces of Wild Caught Salmon (great prices at WholeFoods)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 Broccoli crown
  • 1 full hand full of baby carrots 
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Step 1
Preheat grill. Prep the salmon by placing on a plate and drizzling with the olive oil. Then generously sprinkle cajun seasoning on the salmon.
Step 2
Meanwhile, heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic, saute for about 2 minutes. Stir in the broccoli and carrots and continue to cook until the broccoli is bright green.
Step 3
Lightly spray your grill with olive oil so your salmon will not stick. Grill each side (on high) for about 5-7 minutes (salmon should be able to flake off when done). The bottom skin should also be able to just peel off.
Step 4
While your salmon is grilling, if your veggies are done, add salt and pepper to taste, then place the heat on simmer until your salmon is done.

This is one of my favorite easy meals to make at home. It doesn't take long, its super tasty, AND its all healthy! Hellooooo :)  

What's that you ask? What are the benefits of me eating Salmon? Well....

Salmon offers proteins and amino acids which are essential for every part of our body. The proteins from salmon are easily digestible and easily absorbed into the body.
Salmon is also a great source of good fats that our body needs (Omega-3), which help reduce cholesterol, strengthen cardiac muscles, reduce blood pressure, eye care, increase metabolism, and much much more!
On top of all of that, salmon is rich in iron, calcium, vitamins A, B and D.

So what I am trying to say is... EAT MORE SALMON. Learn to love it :)


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