This is an updated recipe from a post that originally appeared on the blog in Oct. 2012.
One of the easiest things you can do to ramp up your weight loss is reduce your intake of heavy animal protein. Before you start freaking out, I’m not saying you have to stop eating meat…I’m simply saying reduce your intake of heavier meats, especially pork and red meat. Lighter animal protein like free-range eggs and fish are much easier to digest and will help you lose weight more quickly. You all know that I LOVE eggs, but my second favorite source of protein is wild caught fish (I’ve talked about the nutritional significance of wild-caught fish here). If you’re ready to make the switch, here is a super simple recipe that tastes great and is great for you!
Paleo Grilled Salmon with Corn Salsa
For the roasted corn salsa you’ll need:
- kernels from 4 ears of raw organic corn
- 2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes, cut into quarters
- 1/4 red onion, diced
- 4 Tbs freshly minced cilantro
- juice of 2-3 limes
- sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste
Stand your corn husks vertically, tip facing down, in a large shallow bowl or baking dish. Use a sharp knife to make long, downward strokes, removing the kernels from the cob, as you work your way around the cob.
Then place corn kernels, tomatoes, diced onion, cilantro, lime juice, sea salt & pepper into your a large mixing bowl and toss until well combined. Adjust salt, pepper, and lime to taste. Let sit for about 10-15 mins to let the flavors combine.
For the salmon you’ll need:
- 2 wild caught Salmon fillets, about 8oz each (I got mine from Costco, in fact, I purchased everything for this recipe at Costco!!)
- olive oil
- sea salt, garlic powder, & fresh cracked pepper to taste
Drizzle your salmon with olive oil and season the fillets generously. Place skin side down on a hot grill and cook for about 10-12 minutes, depending on thickness of fillets, until fish flakes easily and is no longer translucent. *If you don’t have a grill, you can bake in the oven at 400°F for the same amount of time.
While your salmon is grilling, go ahead and grill up some veggies too! I used more fresh corn since it is so sweet and in season right now! Cook your shucked corn on the grill until slight grill marks appear, turning every 1-2 mins until evenly cooked.
Place cooked salmon on a place and top your fillets with a generous portion of fresh corn salsa. Add grilled corn and fresh avocado slices and be prepared for a taste explosion!! Serve with a chilled white wine like this crisp Edna Valley Sauvignon Blanc from Trader Joes. I love these light grilling recipes in summertime! Everything is so fresh and vibrant! PLUS you can cook outside on the grill so your house stays nice and cool inside!
I know a lot of people say they don’t like fish but my guess is that they just don’t know how to prepare it! I used to feel the same until I tasted great recipes like this one. Try it, I promise you won’t be disappointed!! Good tasting, good for you, and good for your waistline…it’s a must try!
You can find more great seafood recipes here! Enjoy!!
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