Ginger Glaze Salmon with Rainbow Roasted Veggies

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love meals like this.

They’re easy to make, they taste PHENOMINAL, and you feel AMAZING! I’ve been deep into recipe development lately… I have a big project I’m working on now, which I can’t talk about yet… but it’s got my creative juices flowing and I’m loving the meals I am making lately.

Even I get into slumps.

I cook all day, everyday and sometimes it burns me out. Sometimes I wish I could press an easy button for dinner…. but folks… I don’t have that option. Better yet… I CHOSE to not give in. If I need easy I will scramble some eggs for dinner, what I won’t do is call up Papa Johns. I’ve discovered that what is worth it to me and what is now… easy, homemade meal… worth it. Easy, delivery pizza that will incure gluten, nigthshade and diary reaction… NOT WORTH IT. Not to mention, it would likely start up a whole vicious cycle of bad choices.

None of this has been easy for me.…I have had to fight, claw, push and try, try, try for every little victory. I don’t lose weight easily. I don’t heal easily. I have had to give it 110% for three years and I’m still going. Maybe those hardships were a blessing in disguise. Maybe if it had all been easy for me I would have reverted back to my old ways. Maybe the need to never give up, never fall off the preverbial wagon is what engrained this lifestyle… it’s etched in stone. Don’t get me wrong, I throw the occasionl pity party, but in the grand scheme of things, I’ve built the life I wanted, and it all started with chanhing my eating habits.

There is something extremely LIBERATING about not being on a diet, and this just being the way I eat.

Meals like this… they make this journey doable… and enjoyable!

This meal is super family friendly, my kiddo loved the salmon cooked this way and roasting the veggies like this makes sure you can make a variety of veggies without serving anyone something they don’t like (ie. my husband hates mushrooms)!

 

Ginger Glaze Salmon with Rainbow Roasted Veggies (Whole30, Paleo, Low Carb)
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916 calories
64 g
0 g
75 g
12 g
64 g
794 g
3068 g
26 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
794g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 916
Calories from Fat 645
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 75g
115%
Saturated Fat 64g
318%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 3068mg
128%
Total Carbohydrates 64g
21%
Dietary Fiber 17g
69%
Sugars 26g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A
849%
Vitamin C
129%
Calcium
28%
Iron
24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. For the Salmon + Glaze
  2. 4 filets (about 1lb total)
  3. 4 bulbs green onion, minced (save the green stalks for garnish)
  4. ½ lemon, juiced
  5. 1 tbsp. minced ginger
  6. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  7. ½ tsp minced lemon grass (green part)
  8. 1 tbsp. compliant Dijon mustard (I use this one)
  9. 3 tbsp. coconut aminos
  10. 2 tbsp. coconut oil, divided (I use this one)
  11. A little salt (I use this one)
  12. For the Veggies:
  13. 1 crown broccoli cut into florets
  14. 6 baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  15. 4 medium carrots, sliced
  16. 6 radishes, cut in half
  17. 4 ribs celery, sliced
  18. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  19. 1 tsp salt
  20. 1 tsp black pepper
  21. 1 tsp garlic powder
  22. 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  23. Splash of Red Boat Fish Sauce - Get It Here
Instructions
  1. Heat your oven to 400F. Have one rack in the center and one on the bottom.
  2. Arrange your veggies in a row on a sheet pan. Sprinkle with seasonings and drizzle with fish sauce and coconut oil. Bake on the middle rack for 30 minutes.
  3. Mix all of the ginger glaze ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Pat your salmon dry, sprinkle a little salt over the fish. When there is about 10 minutes left on your veggies, heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat until it comes to temperature. Add in the remaining tablespoon of fat. Place your salmon skin side down on the hot skillet. Cook here for 4 minutes. Then spoon the glaze over the salmon and pop the skillet in the oven on the bottom rack. Cook for another 4 minutes.
  5. Remove everything from the oven, serve, dig in! I like to spoon the extra sauce from the skillet over the fish once it’s plated!
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calories
916
fat
75g
protein
12g
carbs
64g
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