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Quarantine Cooking: Avocado Alfredo with Salmon

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 592
Protein 44g
Fat 29g
Carbs 36g
Total Time 25 minutes

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Quarantine Cooking: Avocado Alfredo with Salmon

Ingredients

Salmon Avocado Alfredo
Ingredients for 3 servings

  • 1 cup wheat orzo (NOTE:  1 cup yields 2 cups but I only used 1 1/4 cups for the recipe)
  • 1 cup steamed cauliflower rice
  • Alfredo “milk” sauce
    • 1/4 avocado
    • 1 1/4 cups (unsweetened) almond milk
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 2 tablespoons diced onion (or small shallot)
    • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 20oz salmon fillets (separated by 4 salmon fillets ~5oz each)
  • pinch of sea salt and pepper
  • spray olive oil
  • 1 cup grated or shaved parmesan
  • 8 pieces chopped sun-dried tomato (in olive oil)
  • 1 1/2 cups raw spinach
Steps
  1. Prepare orzo according to instructions given on the package.  Once the orzo has finished cooking, fold in steamed cauliflower rice.  Set aside.
  2. In a blender, add ingredients for the Alfredo milk sauce and blend until smooth.  Set aside.
  3. Set a nonstick skillet on HIGH heat.  Add a pinch of sea salt and pepper to the salmon fillets.   Once the skillet is hot, spray with olive oil, then , add the salmon fillets skin-side up. Sear for 3 minutes, then flip to sear for an additional 2 minutes.  It’s ok if the salmon is not cooked all the way through.  Remove the fillets from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Decrease the heat in the skillet to low-medium and add the tomatoes.  Cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.  Pour in the Alfredo milk and immediately stir.
  5. Add the parmesan and quickly (and continuously) stir so the cheese is distributed and does not clump. Reduce the heat if the sauce is bubbling.
  6. Add the spinach and stir until it wilts.  Once it wilts into the sauce, add the salmon fillets back to the sauce and continue to cook for 6 to 8 minutes, until the salmon is cooked through.
    Salmon Avocado Alfredo
  7. Enjoy with your choice of grains, pasta or cauliflower rice.  I ate mine with wheat orzo mixed with cauliflower rice.
    Salmon Avocado Alfredo

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Calories
592
Protein
44g
Fat
29g
Carbs
36g
Sodium
Fiber
3.5g
Sugar
3g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.