Healthy Ginger & Lime Grilled Salmon

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I’ve got a confession to make. It’s a tricky thing for a recipe developer… but I like my food quite plain. Not plain so much as natural. I don’t like a lot of heavy flavours competing with the natural flavour of the food.

So, I would usually eat my salmon grilled with just a squeeze of lemon. I say usually because this recipe might have just changed my mind. It’s so delicious and the marinade compliments the salmon perfectly!

Not to mention how good salmon is for your health! High in anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats and minerals, especially potassium. It's the perfect fish for a nutrient-dense keto diet.

Marinate it as long as you can, to really let that flavour develop. But, if you’re in a hurry, half and hour will still infuse the fish with the marinade.

Other than the marinating time, this is a super quick and easy recipe. Enjoy!

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Nutritional values (per serving)

6.9 grams 3.8 grams 43.6 grams 27.7 grams 7.5 grams 468 calories
Total Carbs10.7grams
Net Carbs6.9grams
of which Saturated7.5grams
Magnesium96mg (24% RDA)
Potassium1,564mg (78% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (6%), protein (39%), fat (55%)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

Cauliflower Rice:
  • 1 medium cauliflower (720 g/ 1.6 lb)
  • 2 tbsp ghee, butter or virgin coconut oil (30 ml)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
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  1. Preheat oven to 250 °C/ 480 °F. Combine all marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Healthy Ginger & Lime Grilled Salmon
  2. Add salmon fillets. Cover and let marinate for as long as possible, minimum half an hour.
    Healthy Ginger & Lime Grilled Salmon
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the cauliflower rice by placing cauliflower florets into a food processor and pulse until they resemble rice. You should have about 1 1/2 cups of fresh cauli-rice per serving. The best results are achieved if you use a grating blade. Finely chop garlic.
    Healthy Ginger & Lime Grilled Salmon
  4. Melt butter or ghee in a frypan on medium to high heat. Add cauliflower and garlic and cook, stirring constantly for five to ten minutes, or until cauliflower is just softened.
    Healthy Ginger & Lime Grilled Salmon
  5. Place salmon fillets on a lined baking tray and bake in oven for 5 minutes.
    Healthy Ginger & Lime Grilled Salmon
  6. Finish off by grilling under high heat for just a couple of minutes to get a lovely char on the fish. Be very careful not to overcook the salmon though - you want to keep it juicy and tender.
    Healthy Ginger & Lime Grilled Salmon
  7. Drizzle the salmon fillets with olive oil. Serve with the cooked cauli-rice and optionally sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  8. Cauliflower rice can be stored in the refrigerator, covered for up to five days. Salmon can be stored in the refrigerator, wrapped for up to three days.
    Healthy Ginger & Lime Grilled Salmon
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An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born.

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