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FAST FISH! Tahini Lemon Salmon

25 May

Salmon is my go-to fish of choice! I love that it is insanely easy to cook (400 degrees, 15-20 minutes), and that you can flavor it in so many ways… PLUS it is healthy! We all know by now that it is a great course of healthy fats and omega 3’s, and to top it off, it’s strongly anti-inflammatory.

This is another one of my recipes that I will call more of a method, because it is so unstructured when I do it…

  • Take a fresh salmon filet, rinsed and patted dry… 
  • rub both sides with coconut oil and place skin side down in baking dish…
  • salt and pepper to your taste…
  • smear about a tablespoon of tahini over the flesh side…
  • top with the zest of one lemon and a couple tablespoons of fresh parsley…
  • bake 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • SIMPLE delicious!

As a side, we sauteed chopped baby broccoli (put in the pan first for 2+ minutes because it takes longer to cook), along with napa cabbage and spinach in coconut oil, finishing with a squeeze of fresh lemon and sesame seeds.

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6 responses to “FAST FISH! Tahini Lemon Salmon

  1. A Table in the Sun

    May 25, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Tahini…..love it. This sounds like a great dish to prepare during the workweek. Fast and fabulous.

     
    • Gretchen without Gluten

      May 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      Glad you like it! I was searching for a new flavor to add to the mix for a quick salmon prep, and tahini was perfect.

       
  2. sybaritica

    May 25, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    That looks amazing …. any special reason for choosing coconut oil in this recipe?

     
    • Gretchen without Gluten

      May 25, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      It was really so delicious, my husband made yummy noises all through dinner, hehe. I have been enjoying the flavor and health benefits of coconut oil (good for digestion, anti-viral and immune boosting, along with a host of other things!) but you could use olive oil or butter just as well!

       
  3. healthyhut

    May 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I nominated you for the versatile blogger award http://healthyhut.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/versatile-blogger-award/

     

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