Baked Salmon, Cous Cous, and Salad

NEMs! ​

I love this dish because I can quickly prepare it, throw it in the oven, and multi-task some house stuff while everything is cooking! 😉

 

Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 25-35 min

 

This is a quick and easy dinner, here’s what you’ll need:

~ Salmon Filet 1.5lbs

~ Lemon Pepper

~ Olive oil

~ Foil

~ CousCous (I love Far East Olive & Garlic)

~ Salad and your toppings

 

Prep:

~ Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

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~  In a baking dish, cover the bottom with foil. This is so you won’t have to wash the dish when you’re done! Easy clean up! 😉

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~ Place another two sheets of foil on top of the bottom foil. This is what you will wrap the salmon in.

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~ Rinse your salmon then place in the foil that is already on the baking dish

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~ Drizzle with olive oil

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~ Spinkle lemon pepper – don’t be shy with the lemon pepper!

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~ Wrap the salmon in the foil so that the steam cannot escape – this will ensure that your salmon comes out moist

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~Depending on the thickness of your salmon, place in the over for 25 minutes, check once timer goes off, then put back in for 5 minutes at a time until you reach the level of firmness you want. I don’t like my salmon overcooked

~  Prep your side salad

~  Prep your cous cous per the box directions

The 1.5 lbs of Salmon makes 4-6 servings

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ENJOY! 🙂

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Fish & Shrimp Tacos (w/a Gluten Free option)!

NEMs!

Let’s face it…we all LOVE Mexican food!  Here is my quick, easy and healthier recipe for those taco cravings! 😉

 

 

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 lb. Talapia (or any white fish)
  • 1.5 lbs. De-veined Shrimp (31-40 ct)
  • Cabbage
  • Flour and/or Corn Tortillas (corn are gluten free!)
  • Low sodium salsa
  • Avocados (if you like guacamole)
  • 1-2 Limes
  • Shredded cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon pepper
  • Sea salt
  • Tarter sauce (optional for the fish tacos)

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Cooking Directions:

  • EASY GUACAMOLE
    • I just mash the avocados with a fork and add lime and a hint of sea salt
    • Put the pit of the avocado in the guacamole to keep it from browning 😉

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  • FISH
    • If you have a toaster oven this is the quickest way to cook the fish
    • Pre-heat the toaster overn to 400 degress
    • Place the fish on foil
    • Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle lemon pepper
    • Cook for 15 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork

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While the fish is cooking start the process for the shrimp…

  • SHRIMP
    • Peel the shrimp
      • In a non-stick pan, add olive oil
      • Add the shrimp, sprinkle with lemon pepper
    • Thoroughly cook, then set aside

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  • HEAT the tortillas and place in foil to keep them warm

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  • Once the fish is done cooking, you can place out the toppings and everyone can serve themselves!

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  • If you want to SPLURGE, go ahead and add some tortilla chips!

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If there’s someone who doesn’t like seafood, you can always use chicken, beef, or shredded pork instead.  I know you’ll love these tacos!

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ENJOY!

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