Happy Be-lated Memorial Day!! Who needs a healthy dinner idea to get back on track after the holiday weekend of barbecuing, eating sweets, and having one too many cocktails?! My hand is raised HIGH! We had a wonderful weekend… 3 out of our 4 day weekend was spent at the pool. I would say relaxing… but let’s be honest… There’s no such thing as relaxing with a 20 month old at the pool! Can we just take a minute and thank God for the person(s) that created a life vest for kids?! Swimming lessons for our princess are definitely coming soon! Thankfully she enjoyed wearing the life vest, so I wasn’t too terribly panicky and we were able to have some good fun in the sun!
Now, our holiday weekend is over with and I need a MAJOR workout (and to get back on track with my eating habits). Soooooo, I have the perfect meal for you! It’s full of veggies and packed with omega 3s. AND… to make life even better – it’s super quick and easy to make!
Before you start making this salmon, decide what veggies/carbs you’re serving with it, and get that going first. This salmon dish cooks super quick! Don’t forget: make sure you buy WILD salmon!!! Farm-raised is full of garbage your body doesn’t need.
Yield: 2 servings
- 2 – 6 oz pieces wild salmon
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1-2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- pinch of cayenne, optional
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine ALL of the Teriyaki Sauce ingredients and whisk together until the ginger dissolves. Set aside.
- Heat up a saute pan on medium-high heat. Add the olive oil. Once hot, add the salmon skin-side-down. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes and flip it.
- Once you flip the salmon, add the Teriyaki Sauce, reduce the heat to low. Let it cook for 2 – 3 more minutes.
- If you want to thicken the sauce, remove the salmon from the pan (cover to keep it warm) and bring the sauce to a boil on high heat for a couple minutes. Reduce the heat back to low and add the salmon back to the pan. Careful not to over cook it! Dried out salmon is no bueno. 😉 I served my Teriyaki Salmon with my Cauli-Rice recipe… It was simple and we were completely satisfied!