Quick Grilled Salmon
I am making an effort to eat a variety of protein this round of Whole 30, so when I was at the grocery store I decided to buy a few salmon fillets for us to eat. I based this recipe off of the recipe in the Whole 30 cookbook, and I have to say, their recipes are great. I paired this with my prosciutto-wrapped asparagus. High in omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is a Whole 30 power food. Omega-3 fatty acids are great for their anti-inflammatory properties, which is one of the main reasons I first tried Whole 30 several years ago. For this recipe you will need a pan that is oven safe, so I recommend using a cast iron pan.
1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
2-3 salmon fillets, skin removed
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Season both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper.
Heat the cast iron pan over medium high heat and melt the oil. Swirl to make sure the whole bottom of the pan is coated in the oil. Add the salmon fillets and cook for about 3-4 minutes, the bottom of the salmon will start to get a good sear.
Flip the salmon, then immediately stick the pan into the heated oven. Cook for 7 minutes, checking on the salmon to make sure that the thinner parts of the fillet do not burn. Remove from the oven and serve.