Monday, January 16, 2012

Big Baked Salmon Fillet

       Before my Crossfit WOD, I ran to the grocery and got a 4 lb. slab of fresh salmon from the case. At home I made a marinade of olive oil, salt, pepper, vinagrette dressing, lemon juice, basil and parsley. (This isn't rocket science - try it!)  I made it in a 9x12 glass baking dish. I put the fish FLESH-SIDE down into the mixture. (skin up) I covered this with plastic wrap and placed it in the fridge to marinade while I did Tabata This WOD.

When I got home, I covered a heavy cookie-sheet with aluminum foil, sprayed it, and turned the fish flesh-side UP onto the foil. Then I took the edges of the foil up over the fish and sealed it tightly so it would steam in there. Yum! 350 degrees. 30 minutes made it perfect. (It may take a little longer if your fish is very thick.)

    Meanwhile I cut up two red peppers and added them to some frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. I cooked them in coconut oil, chicken stock, and "garlic celtic sea salt." Done. Wow.
The fish came right off the skin on the bottom.

I hope you are branching out and cooking more often. Your taste buds will change as you start eating more healthy paleo foods. Your body will know the difference in your fuel and you will start hitting some PRs at the box!