KETO RECIPES: 3 Ways To Fall in Love With Salmon


I am a HUGE lover of salmon. Salmon is so good for you, most notably the Omega-3s fatty acids, potassium, and B12. All of the above are linked to improving brain function, cognition, and neurological health. The polyunsaturated fatty acids found in salmon can help improve serum cholesterol, a key indicator of cardiovascular disease risk. So for all of these reasons I eat it as much as possible! Cooked, raw, smoked, I eat it all.

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Poached Salmon With Cauliflower “Risotto” and Swiss Chard

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 - 5 oz slices of wild salmon

  • 9 oz cauliflower

  • 5 oz of swiss chard

  • 2 oz extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 oz butter unsalted

  • 2 oz coconut oil

  • 1 fl oz lime juice

  • 5 leaves of mint

  • 5 sprigs of dill

  • Sea salt

  • 0.5 oz black peppercorns

  • 1 liter of vegetable stock

DIRECTIONS

  1. First put a pot with the stock , the olive oil, the mint and the peppercorns on medium high heat. Bring to simmer

  2. Pulse the cauliflower florets in a food processor until they are the size of grains of rice

  3. Trim off Any browned ends from the chard, cut each chard leaf in half, cut out the stem.

  4. In a pan over medium heat melt the coconut oil and add the cauliflower rice. Roast it for 5 minutes. Add the chopped mint, lime juice, salt and pepper. Reserve

  5. Clean the pan with a dry cloth or paper towel, being careful if hot. Melt the butter in it and when light brown, add the swiss chard leaves. The brown butter will give a nice nutty flavor to the greens. Season. Keep the chard leaves in the pan.

  6. Poach the salmon in the simmering broth for 5 minutes or less.

  7. Place the risotto on 2 plates, the swiss chard on the side, and the slice on salmon on top.

  8. Sprinkle with sea salt and decorate with dill sprigs.

 

Seaweed Square Pile Ups

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 seaweed snack squares

  • 4 ounces smoked salmon

  • 1/2 avocado, pitted

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or coconut aminos

  • 1 tablespoon Everything Bagel Seasoning

DIRECTIONS:

  1. On a clean surface, lay out the seaweed snack squares in a single layer. Divide the salmon evenly between the seaweed squares.

  2. Using a fork, Mash the avocado and soy sauce/coconut aminos in a small bowl.

  3. Place a scoop of the avocado mash on each square.

  4. Sprinkle the everything bagel seasoning on top.

  5. Fold it up like a taco and enjoy.

You can add anything you like to the top of these squares. Get Creative. I like to think of this as sushi and top it with things like cucumbers and crab. You can also put these ingredients on a keto-friendly Fathead Bagel and it is delicious! Click here for bagel recipe.

 

Curry Salmon Burger

INGREDIENTS: 

This makes 2-3 burgers depending on size you want

  • 12 oz of ground salmon

  • 1.5 tsp minced ginger

  • 1 tbsp of ghee

  • 2 tsp of curry powder

  • 1/4 cup of ground pork rinds to act as "breadcrumbs"

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix curry powder, pork rind "breadcrumbs", mayo, minced ginger, pink salt, pepper, and ground salmon together with your hands in a bowl. Don't over mix it, just mix until combined.

    • Tip: you want to pat the ground salmon (or any fish/meat for that matter) with a paper towel to get the excess water out of it before adding it to the bowl.

  2. Make 2-3 patties out of the mixture. Then set burgers in fridge for 10 minutes, this helps them from falling apart when cooking.

  3. Heat up olive oil on skillet over medium heat, add burgers to hot pan and cook on each side for 4-5 minutes. On the second side I put a lid over the burgers for the last minute just to make sure they cook through.

  4. I like to either top my salmon burgers with mashed avocado or this super simple sour cream / cucumber sauce.

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Sour Cream / Cucumber Sauce

  1. Grate 1/2 a cucumber with a cheese grater into a bowl lined with a paper towel

    • The paper towel is important! Keep reading:)

  2. Once all of the cucumber is grated, wrap in paper towel and squeeze all of the excess water into the bowl.

  3. Add cucumber to sour cream, and a tiny bit of salt. Mix together.

For final touches I toasted the Keto bread in the skillet, and the assembled my plate!

  • Divide cauliflower onto 2 plates

  • Place burger on toasted Keto bread

  • Top burger with sour cream/cucumber sauce

  • I also added some thinly sliced scallions on top, this is optional

I also get salmon all the time when I go to restaurants. Salmon poke, salmon sashimi, riceless salmon sushi rolls and salmon cobb salads are my go-to dishes!


 

Keto Tea Party: Seaweed Square Pile Ups


FRESH TAKE ON TEA PARTY SANDWICHES

Besides the tea, the most memorable and Instagram worthy part of any Tea Party is the Tiny Sandwiches! They sure are cute, but they are definitely not Keto.

For a Keto Tea Party, I like to serve these Seaweed Square Pile ups. They are just as dainty as Cucumber Finger Sandwiches but without the carbs. And in my opinion, they are much more delicious. These little finger foods can be topped with whatever Keto Friendly toppings you like (cucumbers, crab, masago) and eaten just like a tiny taco.

Seaweed Square Pile Ups

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 seaweed snack squares

  • 4 ounces smoked salmon

  • 1/2 avocado, pitted

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or coconut aminos

  • 1 tablespoon Everything Bagel Seasoning

DIRECTIONS:

  1. On a clean surface, lay out the seaweed snack squares in a single layer. Divide the salmon evenly between the seaweed squares.

  2. Using a fork, Mash the avocado and soy sauce/coconut aminos in a small bowl.

  3. Place a scoop of the avocado mash on each square.

  4. Sprinkle the everything bagel seasoning on top.

  5. Fold it up like a taco and enjoy.

You can add anything you like to the top of these squares. Get Creative. I like to think of this as sushi and top it with things like cucumbers and crab.


Mother's Day Butcher Box Special- Free Salmon!

Every year, Finding the perfect Mother’s Day present gets a little harder. There are only so many scarves that one woman can own!

This year, let Butcher Box help you out. Get your Mom a Butcher Box Subscription before Mother’s Day and she will receive 2 pounds of Wild Alaskan Salmon for free!

It might seem unconventional, getting your Mom meat for Mother’s Day, but think about it. Butcher Box would deliver the highest quality cuts of Meat directly to her door without her having to go to the store or butcher shop.

Every month, she can choose from one of Butcher Boxes curated boxes or build her own.

If you order a new subscription before May 13th, Butcher Box will throw in 2lbs of Free Wild Alaskan Salmon.

“Every year the best Sockeye Salmon on the planet make their way to Bristol Bay. ButcherBox has partnered with fishermen who uphold strict fishing and handling practices to guarantee an unprecedented level of quality and deliver you an incredible deal.”- Butcher Box

Their process guarantees unblemished, rich-tasting, firm salmon!

Salmon is my favorite fish to cook! You can make so many Keto Recipes! Pan fry this salmon in a cast iron Skillet with lemon and fresh herbs, Grill it in a Grill Basket, or Bake it with lots of butter or an incredible moist finish.

You really can’t go wrong with high quality salmon from Butcher Box!

If you’ve heard about Butcher Box, then you already know that they are dedicated to selling only the most high quality cuts of meat that are sustainable raised! They are dedicated to making the world a better place and maintain personal relationships with all of the farmers and ranchers that they source from.

So Sign up for a Butcher Box subscription and get 2lbs of Free Salmon! And Hurry! This deal goes away on the 13th!

KETO RECIPE: Salmon Burgers with Chive Aioli and Greens

I love salmon. I cook Keto Meals with it multiple times a week. It is a great way to get some protein and healthy fats. I also love that salmon fills me up with out making me feel like I ate too much.

Keto Salmon Burgers are one of my favorites, but I’ve found that I like making them at home better than ordering them out at a restaurant. This way, I can add extra seasoning and things like Chive Aioli to keep the burger from being too bland or dry.

This Delish Salmon Burger Recipe comes from my cookbook, The Big Book of Keto. At first glance, it looks like a lot of ingredients, but I promise it’s actually really simple. Most everything just goes into one big bowl and you mix it with your hands.

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Salmon Burgers with Chive Aioli and Greens

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup pork rinds

  • 12 ounces ground salmon*

  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced,

  • green parts only

  • 1 tablespoon capers

  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • Salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil or ghee

  • 6 ounces mixed greens

  • 1 tablespoon MCT oil, divided

  • 2 tablespoons avocado

  • oil mayonnaise

  • Chopped fresh chives, for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a food processor, pulse the pork rinds until they are a crumble-y consistency.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the salmon, scallions, capers, horseradish, Dijon, and pork rinds. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Mix with your hands and create two 1-inch-thick burgers. Transfer the burgers to a plate and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

  4. Heat a skillet or grill pan on medium heat. Add the cooking oil, and once it is simmering, add the burgers.

  5. Cook on each side for 4 to 5 minutes, flipping once.

  6. Divide the greens between two plates and toss with the MCT oil. Season with salt and pepper.

  7. Place the cooked burgers on top of the greens and top them with the mayonnaise and a sprinkle of chives.

MACROS:

CALORIES: 471; TOTAL FAT: 31G; PROTEIN: 38G; TOTAL CARBS: 10G; FIBER: 2G; NET CARBS: 8G

KETO RECIPE: Keto Parmesan-Garlic Salmon with Asparagus

This is one of my go-to Keto Dinner Recipes. It's a Keto Salmon Recipe that is drenched in garlic, butter, and parmesan, and it takes under half an hour to prepare and cook. What could be better than that? I have a bunch of keto fish dishes that I rotate into our weekly meals, but this is my favorite. 

This keto recipe uses 5 ingredients, including my favorite Vital Farms Butter. It also only dirties two dishes which makes me so happy. There is nothing worse than the aftermath of a fish dish in your kitchen. 

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MMMM Butter

For this recipe, I decided to make asparagus for my side dish. I love that the cook time for asparagus and salmon are the same, so you don't have to worry about the vegetables wilting before the salmon is done. If for some crazy reason you don't like asparagus, you can substitute green beans. I like to add some red pepper flakes to green beans when I bake them to give them an added punch. 

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I love how this dish plates up. It is simple but beautiful. I mostly just make this for my daughter and I, but it is the perfect keto dish to serve to friends and family on any occasion. 

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Find the full recipe and many more in my cookbook: The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: now available on Amazon.