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
Medium Mixing Bowl
1 Large and 1 Medium Frying Pan
1 Cup Measuring cup
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
Cut salmon into serving size pieces. Salt and pepper both sides. (If you’ve purchased your salmon already portioned, even better!)
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.
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.
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.
Put the salmon pieces back in the pan, skin side up. You want to keep that skin crispy. Warm through.
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!
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