Dilled Salmon

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Sometimes just a piece of grilled salmon is enough. But sometimes you just want a little bite to spice things up. This Dilled Salmon adds that “umph” you need when you’re tired of plain old fish for dinner.

RECIPE

  • 2 T plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp dill weed, fresh
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1-1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 tsp white rice vinegar
  • 1/2 T green onion, chopped
  • 4 ounces salmon
  • 1/2 teaspoon EVOO

Preheat grill or broiler. Prepare dill sauce by combining yogurt, dill, pepper, mustard, vinegar, and onion. Brush salmon with olive oil and grill. Top salmon with dill sauce and serve with roasted vegetables and brown rice. It’s a perfect gluten-free, low-carb dinner.

Salmon with Dill Sauce

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Here’s a tasty fish dish for lunch or dinner: Salmon with Dill Sauce. This low-carb, gluten-free meal is part of my clean eating challenge to each better and healthier by avoiding processed foods and hidden sugars that are found in many prepackaged sauces. This dish is simple to make and you can serve it with a side of veggies or brown rice.

RECIPE

  • 2 T plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp dill weed, fresh (preferred, but dried is fine)
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1-1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 tsp white rice vinegar
  • 1/2 T green onion, chopped
  • 4 ounces salmon
  • 1/2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil
  1. Preheat grill or broiler.
  2. Prepare dill sauce by combining yogurt, dill, pepper, mustard, vinegar, and onion.
  3. Brush salmon with olive oil and grill. Serve salmon topped with dill sauce.

Pistachio-Crusted Cod

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I love pistachios! And if it’s used to “crust” something, I’m game! It’s Lent for us Catholics and so Fish Fridays are here until Easter. The original recipe used halibut but I had cod on hand so the recipe is now called Pistachio-Crusted Cod. But you can use any kind of flaky fish such as tilapia or salmon.

Low-carb, light and gluten-free. It’s such an easy dish to make for lunch or dinner. It has dijon mustard so it’s got “bite” that goes straight up your nostrils like Mater did when he ate the “avocado ice cream” (or wasabi) in Disney’s Cars 2. Lol. 🙂

RECIPE

  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lemon peel
  • 1 dash sea salt
  • Ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
  • Four 4-oz. raw cod fillets (or halibut, tilapia, salmon, etc.)
  • ¼ cup raw, unsalted pistachios, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. corn meal or almond meal
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped parsley
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Combine mustard, lemon peel, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Pat the fish fillets dry with a paper towel and lay in an over-safe baking dish.
  4. Spread mustard mixture evenly on the top side of each fillet. Set aside.
  5. Combine pistachios, corn/almond meal and parsley in a medium bowl.
  6. Press pistachio mixture evenly into top side of each fillet.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until halibut flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Serve with grilled vegetables and brown rice. Delicious!

Oven Baked Prawns

butterprawnsI saw this recipe for Oven Baked Prawns on a Facebook post that went viral and HAD. TO. TRY. IT! Looked so simple to make and, of course, I had to add my own spin on it. This dish is great as an appetizer at parties when your guests don’t mind getting their hands dirty or as a dinner entree.

RECIPE

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 lemon sliced thinly
  • 1 lb. of prawns or shrimp (shelled or not shelled, whichever you prefer)
  • 1 tsp of dried Italian spices (basil, oregano, thyme, garlic, etc.)
  • salt & pepper
  • Optional: sliced zucchini or asparagus spears
  1. Preheat oven at 350˚F.
  2. Melt the butter in a microwave-safe glass pan (about 1-2 minutes in the microwave.)
  3. Layer the lemon slices over the butter.
  4. Place the prawns over the lemon slices.
  5. Sprinkle the Italian spices, salt & pepper over the prawns.
  6. Top with veggies.
  7. Cover with foil.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Remove foil and bake for another 5-10 minutes. (You may have to move the veggies around to make sure all the prawns are cooked.)
  10. Dig in!

Crispy Coconut Tilapia

coconut_TilapiaCrispy Coconut Tilapia: It’s kind of like Coconut Shrimp but you’re using fish. This healthy gluten-free, low-carb dish is perfect with a side of steamed veggies and brown rice. Keep in mind every ingredient in this recipe is some form of coconut by-product so you should better like the taste and smell of coconut because it’s about to get coco-nutty in here. 🙂

RECIPE

  • 6-8 fresh or thawed tilapia fillets
  • 1/4 c. coconut milk
  • 1/4 c. coconut flour
  • 1/2 c. shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp. of dried Italian herbs or lemon pepper or any herbs of your choice
  • kosher salt & pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Grease a cookie sheet or spray with coconut oil.
  2. In a pie plate, combine the coconut flour and shredded coconut. In another pie plate, place the coconut milk.
  3. Salt & pepper the fish fillets.
  4. Dip each fish fillet in the coconut milk, then in the coconut flour mixture.
  5. Arrange the coated fillets on the cookie sheet and top with any remaining coconut mixture.
  6. Bake 30-40 minutes. Serve while hot and with a slice of lemon.

Easy Curry Shrimp

curryShrimpIt was one of those busy days when I went to the grocery store and the smell of Indian food was wafting in the air from the restaurant next door. Mmmmm! Smells good but I didn’t have time for carry out and the kids weren’t going to eat Indian food with me. So I went home to see if I could find anything in my fridge. I put together this a simple, yet flavorful low-carb, gluten-free dish Easy Curry Shrimp to satisfy my craving. Delicious! Perfect for lunch or dinner.

RECIPE

  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or water)
  • 1 tsp. chopped garlic
  • chopped onions
  • 1/2 pound of shrimp or prawns
  • sliced carrots and zucchini (or any vegetable you have on hand)
  • salt & pepper
  1. In a sauce pan, sauté curry powder in butter for a minute to get the best flavor.
  2. Add olive oil/water, then sauté garlic and onions for a couple minutes.
  3. Add shrimp, carrots and zucchini until shrimp is cooked.
  4. Season with salt & pepper.
  5. Serve over brown rice or quinoa.

Seafood in White Wine and Garlic Sauce

I usually order Seafood in White Wine and Garlic Sauce at a fancy restaurant for dinner. But it’s so expensive! Since I like cooking I figured I’d venture out in cyber world and see if I can make this dish and serve if for dinner. Well, guess what? I discovered how easy it is to make. I didn’t know it was THIS easy. I can even make this for lunch! Or you can surprise your Valentine and whip this dish out and have a fancy candlelit dinner at home. And the best part… it’s low-carb and full of protein. So… go have a guilt-free feast!

RECIPE

  • 4 lbs of fresh seafood* (mussels, scallops, prawns, clams, etc.)
  • 2 cups dry white wine (sauvignon blanc works best)
  • 4 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh herbs (such as flat-leaf parsley, chervil, or basil)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  1. Rinse seafood and scrub mussels under cold water.
  2. Using your fingers or pairing knife, remove beards (strings that hang from the mussel shells), and discard.
  3. In a large stockpot set over medium heat, combine wine, shallots, garlic, and salt. Simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Add seafood. Cover and increase heat to high.
  5. Cook until all mussels are open and prawns are orange, about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in herbs and butter.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Serve immediately.

(*I bought the prawns and scallops from Costco so I knew they were fresh and of good quality. The mussels were from Whole Foods so they came pre-cleaned. (Phew! Otherwise, you’ll need to remove the beards.)