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How to Prepare Salmon 4 Different Ways

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Recipe 1

Sweet Spicy Rub

20cal

Ingredients

Ingredients for 12 servings

Serving size ~ 2 teaspoons

  • 4 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons cracked pepper

Calories20cal
Carbs5g
Sodium115mg
Fiber1g
Sugar4g
Recipe 2

Spring Green Salad

180cal

Ingredients

Ingredients for 5 hearty servings

  • 1 medium head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 large cucumber, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 green onion stalks, chopped (green parts only)
  • 1 large ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • Juice from 1 lime (or 2 limes according to your tastes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste

Steps

Step 1

Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and toss them together! Allow the salad to rest, covered in the fridge for 20 minutes before serving.

Calories180cal
Protein5g
Fats11g
Carbs18g
Sodium290mg
Fiber7g
Sugar6g
Recipe 3

Salmon Burger

210cal

Ingredients

Ingredients for 3 salmon burgers

  • 15oz raw center-cut salmon, skinned
  • 1 tablespoon sweet spicy rub
  • spray avocado oil

Steps

Step 1

Follow the steps for creating the salmon burgers here.  Once the salmon mince has been made, add about 1 ½ tablespoons of the rub to the burgers, then make 3 equally sized patties.  For best results, set the patties in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.

Step 2

Set a carbon steel skillet on medium heat, once hot spray the skillet with avocado oil, then add the patties. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, long enough to sear the outside and cook the inside according to your desired level of doneness.

Step 3

Enjoy with the spring green salad or on your favorite burger bun with all the toppings!

Calories210cal
Protein29g
Fats9g
Carbs5g
Sodium200mg
Fiber1g
Sugar4g
Recipe 4

Crispy Skin Salmon

320cal

Ingredients

Ingredients for 2 crispy skin salmon filets

  • 12oz raw center-cut salmon, skinned
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sweet spicy rub
  • Pinch of coarse sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

Steps

Step 1

Use a paper towel to damp dry any moisture/water from the salmon. Season the filet(s) with the sweet & spicy rub, and add an extra pinch of sea salt to the skin-side of the salmon and rub it in.

Step 2

Set a carbon steel skillet on medium high heat. Once almost hot, add avocado oil and allow the pan to heat the rest of the way.

Step 3

Add the salmon skin-side down first. Gently press on it using a (fish) spatula to prevent it from curling up. Allow it to sear and cook for 3 – 4 minutes, or until you can see the salmon can easily lift off the pan, then flip to cook the other side form an additional 3 -4 minutes. Note, cooking time may vary depending on your preference of doneness and the thickness of the salmon.

 

Step 4

Enjoy with the spring green salad!

Calories320cal
Protein29g
Fats19g
Carbs5g
Sodium260mg
Fiber1g
Sugar6g
Recipe 5

Air-Fried and Baked Salmon

320cal

Ingredients

Ingredients for 2 air-fried and baked salmon filets

  • 12oz raw center-cut salmon, skinned
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sweet spicy rub
  • Pinch of coarse sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

Steps

Step 1

Set air-fryer or convection oven to 410F, or set a traditional oven to 420F.

Step 2

Use a paper towel to damp dry any moisture/water from the salmon. Season the filet(s) with the sweet & spicy rub.

Step 3

Place the salmon on a baking tray lined with parchment or on a nonstick baking sheet.  If the salmon is fresh out the fridge, allow the salmon to “warm” to room temperature for about 20 minutes after seasoning.

Step 4

Air-fry or bake for 8 – 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the filets and your desired level of doneness.

Step 5

Enjoy with the spring green salad!

Calories320cal
Protein29g
Fats19g
Carbs5g
Sodium260mg
Fiber1g
Sugar6g
Recipe 6

How to Smoke Salmon Recipe

260cal

Ingredients

Serving Size:4

  • Brine
    • Enough water to submerge a 1lb of salmon, about 8 cups (or however much you decide to smoke)
    • ½ cup coconut sugar
    • ¼ cup sea salt
    • 1 lb salmon
  • Rub
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • Fresh cracked pepper to according to your preference

Steps

Step 1

Place the salmon in a deep dish. Mix together the ingredients for the brine and pour over the salmon, ensuring it is fully submerged. Cover and refrigerate overnight OR for at least 2 hours, but the longer the better.

Step 2

Remove the salmon from the brine and lightly pat it dry using a paper towel. Add the sea salt & cracked pepper on the top.

Step 3

Fire up your grill to 200F – 250F. Add your flavor of wood to smoke and allow the smoke to begin.

Step 4

Place the salmon on a wooden plank – that has been soaked for at least 30 minutes. Add a pan of water, apple juice or wine to the grill to create steam inside.

Step 5

Place the salmon on the OPPOSITE side of the fire/coals, it should NOT be directly over the flames or heat source.

Step 6

Smoke for at least 1 hour, or more/less depending on how much salmon you are cooking.

Note: if there is white stuff, albumin, oozing out of the salmon, it may be overcooking so be sure you check the salmon every 10 – 15 minutes to ensure even smoking/cooking.

Step 7

Enjoy with the spring green salad!

Calories260cal
Protein23g
Fats15g
Carbs5g
Sodium1210mg
Fiber1g
Sugar4g
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Details

Total Calories: 1310cal
Total Carbs: 43g
Total Fats: 73g
Total Protein: 115g
Total Sodium: 2335mg
Total Fiber: 12g
Total Sugar: 30g
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