Lemon Salmon

Freshly cooked salmon sings to you of rollicking rivers and cool evenings, makeshift grills and campfires. Of course, it’s not always viable to rush off the nearest river bank whenever you feel like indulging in fresh fish; and backyard barbecues still need to be planned ahead. This recipe provides you with an easy indoor alternative with strictly paleo elements. With just a little prep, you can add a variety to the meat menu at dinnertime, and broiling the fish makes sure that it’s coked through without adding extra fat and altering its natural balance of nutrients. The lemon juice doesn’t count; vitamin C is our immune system’s friend and the acid tang complements the lemon salmon perfectly.

Lemon Salmon

Difficulty: Easy

Total Time to Make: 20 minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 3

Ingredients:

Direction:

  1. Preheat oven to a low broil.
  2. Spread the coconut oil onto a baking sheet, this is to keep the salmon from sticking to the baking sheet while cooking.
  3. Place the salmon onto the baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper
  5. Broil for 10 to 12 minutes or until the salmon is cooked to your liking.
  6. Enjoy!

Not only is salmon a prime protein source, its unique adaptation to seawater as well as fresh water means a high proportion of Omega-3. However, that perk is effective only if you opt for wild salmon, so look out for the Pacific variety when shopping for ingredients; those are more likely to be caught, as opposed to Atlantic farmed salmon. There’s always the opportunity to go all-out paleo and catch the fish yourself but until then, enjoy the subtleties of Lemon Salmon in the comfort of your kitchen.

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