22 Jan Zesty One Skillet Pan Seared Salmon
I think mid-January has given me a surrious case of the winter-lazies. Last week it was a STRUGGLE to get my butt out of bed in the AM to run. I skipped my Monday AND Friday early-AM run in lieu of an extra hour of sleep. No self-judgement here– but I definitely can tell that the winter doldrums are stirring.
There are weeks where I am all about that menu planning. Other weeks, I am all about stocking my fridge with as many organic veggies and wild fish/grass fed ground beef/free range eggs in the fridge and call it a week of speedy meals. Slaw, hot sauce, bacon and fried eggs never sound like a bad idea to me (even at dinner time!). And when I’ve gotta case of winter doldrums, I sort of rely on my primitive instincts and just grab a little somethin’somethin’ from the fridge and let creativity reigh.
How about you? Are you a menu planning extraordinaire? Or do you rely on lots of quick fix dinners?
So… here’s a peak into what my brain cooks up a midst the dullest time of year (BUT SERIOUSLY, UGHHH, HOW MANY DAYS UNTIL SPRING ALREADY?!)
- Large, cast iron skillet
- 2 Tablespoons Toasted Almond Oil
- 2 Teaspoons Garlic (crushed)
- 3" Ginger (grated)
- 1 Onion (diced)
- 2 cups green beans (cleaned, de-stemmed)
- 1 package sliced mushrooms
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Kelp granules, to taste
- 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
- 6 oz salmon, skin-on
- Crushed Hemp Seeds
- Place large skillet to medium heat over small pilot.
- Add toasted almond oil to skillet, let it heat up.
- Add garlic, ginger, onions until onions turn translucent.
- Add green beans, salt, kelp, pepper and garlic powder.
- Let the beans soften, about 3 minutes over heat.
- Add mushrooms and let them cook for about 4 minute to soften.
- Push the veggies to the side so its not directly over the flame, and, if able, shift the skillet to the side to further protect the veggies from the flame.
- Add a bit more oil to the exposed part of the pan.
- Place salmon on the oil, skin side down and let it cook for 5 minutes. Now its gettin' crisp-ay!! YUM!
- Flip and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes (maybe more if your salmon is thickkkk!)
- Throw a handful (or two!) of spinach on top.
- Shut the heat and let the spinach wilt.
- Serve, topped with crushed hemp seeds and additional kelp granules.
- VOILA! IODINE, SELENIUM, VITAMIN D, and OMEGA 3s to keep dat body fed and health!