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Costco’s Garlic Pepper Pacific Cod with Mango and Avocado Salsa

I seriously could eat this salsa on everything!  And…when mangos are in season, we do haha.

I cheated and used Costco’s already marinated cod.  Didn’t feel guilty about it at all, because it’s so yummy!  You could easily grill up any kind of fish with a little oil of choice, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste!Blog Whole 30 Costco Garlic Cod with Paleo Mango Avocado Salsa-1Ingredients (for Salsa)

  • 2 Mangos cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • 1 1/2 medium avocados
  • 20 Cherry tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup Walla Walla sweet onions diced
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 5 leaves of fresh Basil diced
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
  • As many filets as you need.

Directions

  • Cut everything up and toss in a bowl!
  • Or….if you are short on time, toss everything into a Cuisinart and pulse a few times.
  • Bake fish according to directions and top with salsa.   EASY PEASEY!!Blog Whole 30 Costco Garlic Cod with Paleo Mango Avocado Salsa-2 Blog Whole 30 Costco Garlic Cod with Paleo Mango Avocado Salsa-3

Enjoy!dit-elle-Lauren

Easy Herb and Parmesan Baked Salmon

This is a super easy way to prepare salmon! Brush with a little olive oil, fresh herbs, some cheese and bake! Even my kids loved it (to my surprise, because they have not been fans of fish lately) – win win! 🙂

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Ingredients

  • 1lb slab of salmon
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Some sprigs of fresh herbs (I used thyme and oregano), torn
  • Handful of parmesan cheese (omit if strict paleo)

Directions

  • Oil baking dish
  • Add salmon and brush lightly with oil
  • Sprinkle fresh herbs on salmon
  • Top with cheese
  • Bake @ 350 for 25-28 minutes

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Smoked Salmon Dip

This is a classic Smoked Salmon Dip with a hint of lemon juice and chopped dill – delicious as an appetizer, great dish to bring to a party, and it can be dressed up or down. Serve with cut vegetables, crackers, or toasted baguette!

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Ingredients

  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 oz smoked salmon, chopped and divided
  • Dill springs (for garnish)
  • Serve with fresh cut vegetables, crackers or toasted bread

Directions

  • Combine first three ingredients in a food processor
  • Add half of the salmon and process until smooth
  • Fold in remaining half of salmon
  • Garnish with dill sprigs
  • Yields 12 servings

Super mom tip: This dip makes very well ahead of time. Simply cover and refrigerate a day in advance.

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Salmon with Dill Cream

One of our weekly staples is baked salmon as the kids still like and eat it (yay! :)). Salmon and dill are a Scandinavian specialty (think Lox and dill), and the flavors work very well together. Here’s a quick and easy salmon dressing!

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Ingredients

  • 1/4-1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 2-3 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice or till you reach desired consistency
  • 1-2 lb slab of salmon

Directions

  • Whisk together dressing ingredients
  • Lather on slab of salmon
  • Bake for 25-28 minutes
  • Garnish with fresh dill and lemon wedges

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Bouillabaisse

We were in lovely Walla Walla this summer and thanks to the Grandparents, Adam and I got a rare night out while on a trip! We had dinner at Brasserie Four, a fabulous little French restaurant on main street.. Everything on the menu looked excellent and everything we sampled was excellent! I had Bouillabaisse for dinner – fresh seafood in golden saffron, orange, fennel and wine broth – amazing! After some searching and testing I found a recipe from Steamy Kitchen that was a close match. And here it is! Enjoy! 🙂

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 leek, white part only, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • peel of 1 orange, orange part only (use vegetable peeler)
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped fennel fronds
  • fresh herbs (in any combination): thyme, parsley, oregano (I used 1 tsp each of dry herbs, as I did not have fresh ones at hand)
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed
  • 3-4 pounds of fish trimmings (heads, bones, tail), shrimp shells (I skipped this as did not have – worked out fine, but the broth was probably less ‘seafoody’ than it could have been)
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • sea salt to taste
  • 3 pounds of assorted fish and shellfish (clams and mussels should be scrubbed clean)

Directions

  • In a large stockpot, heat the olive oil on medium heat. When hot, add in the leek, onion and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes until softened but not brown.
  • Add in the orange peel, tomatoes, fennel, fresh herbs, saffron, fish trimmings, water, wine, salt turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Then turn the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain the soup into another large pot.
  • Bring the strained soup to a boil over medium high heat. Taste and adjust with additional salt if needed. The soup should be slightly salty (remember we still have unseasoned seafood to add into the soup). Now we’ll cook the seafood, adding in the items that require the most cooking time first. If you have whole lobster tails or large crab claws, add them in first and give them a 2-minute head start. Clams next, then the mussels and extra-large shrimp, lastly the fish, scallops and any smaller shrimp. You want to be careful not to overcook the seafood, so 4-5 minutes max then turn off the heat.
  • Ladle bouillabaisse into each bowl with the seafood and garnish with fresh fennel fronds.

Thanks Steamy Kitchen!

dit-elle-Esther

Pesto Baked Salmon

Baked salmon is one of our weekly staples as the kids both love it (so far! :)). I usually drizzle some olive oil on and bake as is, but a nice variation is to top with fresh pesto and bake it. Easy dinner? Yes please! 🙂

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Ingredients

  • 1lb slab of salmon
  • 1 Tbsp (or more) pesto

Directions

  • Oil baking dish
  • Cover salmon fillet with pesto
  • Bake @ 350 for 25 minutes

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Halibut Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema

Fresh Halibut is in – and it’s delicious! We suggest serving these fish tacos with Lime Cilantro Coleslaw.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp grated orange rind
  • 1 Tbsp grated lime rind
  • 2 Tbsp tequila
  • 1 tsp honey, agave syrup or coconut sugar
  • 2 tsps. warm water
  • 1 lb halibut fillet
  • salt & pepper
  • butter or olive oil for frying
  • 8 corn tortillas

Crema

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne (optional for added heat)

Directions

  • Combine first 5 ingredients (grated citrus rinds, tequila, sugar, water) and cover halibut
  • Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes
  • Remove halibut and discard marinade
  • Heat skillet with oil or butter and add halibut
  • Cook for 4 minutes on each side, or until fish flakes easily with fork
  • Break fish into chunks
  • For Cilantro Lime Crema, combine mayo, cilantro, lime juice and spices

Serve with warm tortillas, Lime Cilantro Coleslaw and drizzled with the Crema.

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