Cilantro-Lime Salmon Over Cauliflower Rice and Peas: Chicklets in the Kitchen Post

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Cilantro-Lime Salmon Over Cauliflower Rice and Peas

It’s Christmas and if you’re reading this on Christmas Day, you’re probably all set to eat your holiday dinner. Whether that’s a standing rib roast, a glazed ham, the feast of the seven fishes or some combination thereof, it’s probably over the top, heavy on the fats and sugars, and enough to put you in a food coma. The day after tomorrow is left overs, of course. But sometime before the final bingeing of New Year’s Eve, you more than likely want something a little lighter. This may be what you’re looking for.

I was watching an episode of The Pioneer Woman and she made a Cilantro-Lime Rice and Salmon dinner. I like salmon, and in my house, we don’t eat fish as much as we should. This recipe sounded perfect. I modified it to be paleo, and this is what I came up with. Feel free to make adjustments to fit your family’s tastes. This is easy and fast to make and very easy to be made to feed 2 people or a big crowd.

 

Cilantro-Lime Salmon over Cauliflower Rice and Peas feeds 3 with leftovers

Hardware

Cutting Board

Medium Mixing Bowl

1 Large and 1 Medium Frying Pan

Zester

Large Knife

1 Cup Measuring cup

Measuring Spoons

Large Spoon

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Ingredients

Salmon

2 Limes, zested, juiced

1/2 bunch Cilantro, minced

1 1/2 each 12 oz packages Riced Cauliflower

1 cup frozen Peas

1 cup Gluten Free Soy Sauce

Oil for Cooking (I used Olive Oil)

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Cut salmon into serving size pieces. Salt and pepper both sides. (If you’ve purchased your salmon already portioned, even better!)

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Oil large frying pan and put the salmon skin side down in the hot pan. You want the skin to become crispy!

Oil medium frying pan and when hot, put the cauliflower rice in there. It can be added frozen. It will thaw quickly.

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In the bowl, mix the cilantro, lime juice and lime zest. Stir together.

After 4 – 5 minutes, turn the salmon skin side up when you see white coming up the side of each piece. I like my salmon done through. If you like yours more rare, turn sooner.

Stir 1/3 of the cilantro-lime mixture into the cauliflower. Put the frozen peas on top.

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Remove salmon from pan. Add the remaining cilantro-lime mixture and the Soy Sauce to the pan. Bring to a low boil, reduce to about 1/2.

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Put the salmon pieces back in the pan, skin side up. You want to keep that skin crispy. Warm through.

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Stir the cauliflower and peas together.

Serve with the cauliflower-peas on the bottom, the salmon on top. Drizzle a little of the sauce over top.

It’s a lot of steps but each one is very easy. Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by Chicklets in the Kitchen. Do you have a favorite fish dish to serve family or guests? Please tell us about it in the comments box below if you feel so inclined.

My name is Connie Cockrell and I write SciFi, Fantasy, Mysteries, and a lot of other things and you can find links to all of my books at www.ConniesRandomThoughts.com.

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About conniecockrell

A 20-year Air Force career, time as a manager at a computer operations company, wife, mother, sister and volunteer, provides a rich background for Connie Cockrell’s story-telling. Cockrell grew up in upstate NY, just outside of Gloversville, NY before she joined the military at age 18. Having lived in Europe, Great Britain, and several places around the United States, she now lives in Payson, AZ with her husband: hiking, gardening, and playing bunko. She writes about whatever comes into her head so her books could be in any genre. She's published sixteen books so far, has been included in five different anthologies and been published on EveryDayStories.com and FrontierTales.com. Connie's always on the lookout for a good story idea. Beware, you may be the next one. She can be found at www.conniesrandomthoughts.com or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ConniesRandomThoughts or on Twitter at: @ConnieCockrell or on Amazon at amazon.com/author/conniecockrell

2 thoughts on “Cilantro-Lime Salmon Over Cauliflower Rice and Peas: Chicklets in the Kitchen Post

  1. I’m always looking for Salmon recipes, and this one sounds like a winner! Thanks for sharing! I just wanted to double check on the Soy Sauce…did you really use 1 Cup, as the recipe states?

    • Yes. The 1 cup of soy sauce is mixed with what’s left in the pan to make a sauce that reduces to 1/2 cup. Then the salmon put back in to warm. Don’t mix in the rice/peas. Just plate and drizzle a spoonful or so over top of the rice and salmon.

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