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Baked Salmon with Carrot “Rice”

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Do you ever wish that you could throw a healthy meal together in a few minutes after a long day?  Well, here’s a meal that can easily be prepared in a few minutes especially if the ingredients have been prepared ahead of time. 

The carrots can be spiraled, riced in the food processor and stored in glass or BPA free plastic containers in the refrigerator for a few days.  When they are ready to be used, simply toss them together with your favorite seasonings or beans for a bright and flavorful vegan or vegetarian meal.

The salmon can certainly be prepared as shown in the instructions and saved in the freezer until its ready to cook.  Just thaw and place in the oven.  I enjoy creating little packets of savory goodness that can easily be thrown together in a cinch.   I find that marinating even overnight intensifies the flavor leaving you with a moist and flavorful piece of meat or fish when it’s cooked.  

After a long day, its nice to be able to come home and quickly throw a healthy meal together.  The ingredients are simple, yet when paired together make for an awesome meal in minutes.  Clean up is also minimal leaving you more time to spend with family and friends.  Now what’s more important than family and good friends?

If eating healthy and budgeting wisely is important to you as it is for me, then planning ahead can help you get there.  

I have attached step by step instructions.  You can also skip ahead to the full recipe below the instructions.  

Spiralize carrots


Pulse spiralized carrots in a Food Processor- you can do small batches at a time if you have a smaller processor. Don’t over pulse.  Place in a bowl and set aside


Carefully wash leeks to remove sand and dirt and chop into small pieces
Cut onions into rings
Peel and chop garlic
Cut 2 slices of lemon


Prepare Salmon for baking:
Place 1 Collard Green leaf and Salmon steak on a piece of foil paper
Season with a pinch of salt & pepper (to your taste)
teaspoon of chopped leaks
Place 1 lemon wedge on top of fish
Drizzle 1 teaspoon of oil (Avocado) on each piece of fish


Fold the foil around the fish to create a steam packet- leave some room to vent the steam


Place packets in an oven safe dish and cook for 20 min at 350 degrees Fahrenheit


Cooking the Carrot Rice:
Heat pan and place 1 tablespoon of oil (coconut) in pan
First saute garlic for 1-2 min
Add onions, leeks, salt and pepper (to taste) and saute until tender


Add carrot rice
Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Saute ingredients together
Add 1/4 cup of water to the pan, combine and cover pan and let rice steam on med-low for 20 min or until tender.

I hope you enjoy this recipe.  Have a wonderful day.

I would love to hear how you plan ahead for your meals.   Drop me a line in the comments below.

 

Baked Salmon with Carrot “Rice”
 
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A simple delicious meal that can be ready in minutes.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Ingredients
  • 2 Salmon Steaks
  • 5 medium Carrots
  • 2 medium sized Collard Greens leaves
  • 1 medium Leek
  • 1 small Onion
  • 4 cloves of Garlic
  • 2 slices of Lemons
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of Oil (Avocado)
  • 1 tablespoon of Oil (Coconut)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black Pepper (to taste)- freshly grounded
Instructions
Initial preparation
  1. Spiralize carrots
  2. Pulse spiralized carrots in a Food Processor- you can do small batches at a time if you have a smaller processor. Don't over pulse.
  3. Place in a bowl for later use
  4. Carefully wash leeks to remove sand and dirt and chop in small pieces
  5. Cut onions into rings
  6. Peel and chop garlic
  7. Cut 2 slices of lemon
Prepare Salmon for baking
  1. Place 1 Collard Greens leaf and Salmon steak on a piece of foil paper
  2. Season with a pinch of salt & pepper (to your taste)
  3. teaspoon of chopped leaks
  4. Place 1 lemon wedge on top of fish
  5. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of oil (Avocado) on each piece of fish
  6. Fold the foil around the fish to create a steam packet- leave some room to vent the steam
  7. Place packets in an oven safe dish and cook for 20 min at 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Cook Spiralized Carrot Rice
  1. Heat pan and place 1 tablespoon of oil (coconut) in pan
  2. First saute garlic for 1-2 min
  3. Add onions, leeks, salt and pepper (to taste) and saute until tender
  4. Add carrot rice
  5. Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  6. Saute ingredients together
  7. Add ¼ cup of water to the pan, combine and cover pan and let rice steam on med-low for 20 min or until tender.
  8. Plate and serve.
  9. Enjoy

 

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4 Comments

  1. Marcia Marcia
    May 1, 2015    

    I love this recipe!! It look very delicious and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing. This is a must try dish for me! 🙂

    • May 1, 2015    

      It is absolutely delicious. I hope you give it a try.

  2. Yvonne Yvonne
    April 30, 2015    

    Looks good – have to try this on too – yum yum

    • May 1, 2015    

      Thank you Yvonne. I hope you give it a try.

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