Category Archives: Seafood

Grilled Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers

Get your grill ready because you’ll want to try these Grilled Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers. They are easy to make, Whole30-friendly, and so so delicious!

Paleo Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers

I’m so excited to share this recipe because I love it so much that I actually made it twice this week. Shrimp is one of those things I tend to forget about and then when I do remember to cook them, I can’t get over how delicious they are. Especially when paired with some delicious spices and flavors, it really can’t be beat.

This recipe started out with me just putting random ingredients together that I had in the kitchen to make the marinade. This is how some of my best recipes start sometimes. Nothing planned, just organically coming together from me experimenting with whatever available ingredients I have. It’s just the best feeling when it turns out as amazing as these Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers.

Paleo Lemon Curry Shrimp SkewersPaleo Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers

What is it about food on stick that makes them so much more tastier? These Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers are the best cooked on the grill, but you can still enjoy them if you don’t have one. Just broil them for the same amount of time, or you can just pan fry them without putting them on skewers. Although, if you are like me, that’s definitely not as fun to eat!

Paleo Lemon Curry Shrimp SkewersPaleo Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers

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Grilled Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb peeled, deveined raw shrimp
  • Fresh basil or cilantro, for garnish
  • Metal or bamboo skewers
Marinade
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp green curry paste
  • Juice from 1 lemon, plus more for garnish
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel and place in a plastic ziplock bag.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the marinade.
  3. Pour the marinade in the bag with the shrimp and toss to coat.
  4. Place the shrimp in the refrigerator and marinate for 30 minutes - 3 hours.
  5. If using bamboo skewers, soak in water 30 minutes before cooking.
  6. Heat the grill to high.
  7. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and thread on to the skewers.
  8. Grill for 2 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
  9. Sprinkle with lemon juice and garnish with basil or cilantro before serving.
Notes
Don't have a grill? You can broil or pan fry these shrimp for the same amount of time!

Paleo Grilled Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers (Whole30, Gluten Free)

5 Minute Broiled Salmon

This healthy broiled salmon recipe takes only 5 minutes to cook, and there’s barely any prep work. Such an easy peasy weeknight meal!

5 Minute Broiled Salmon

There was a time in my life when I avoided cooking any kind of fish (unless it came in a can). Fish just seemed intimidating and complicated to me, so I only ate them at restaurants or when my mom would cook for me. It seems so silly now because I finally realize that fish is one of the easiest and the quickest meals to prepare, and they are absolutely delicious with some simple spices and a bit of acid like vinegar or lemon juice.

Salmon is my favorite and I try to cook it once a week at home. Now that it’s summer, and the temperature has been hitting the 90s consistently, I want to spend the least amount of time in the kitchen next to a heat source. This is why I love this broiled salmon because it takes 5 minutes to cook, with minimal prep work. I just put together a big raw salad as a side and we are good to go for dinner. My kind of meal.

5 Minute Broiled Salmon5 Minute Broiled Salmon

You can make this 5 minute broiled salmon in any kind of pan, but it’ll work THE BEST on a cast iron skillet. Cast iron skillets retain and distribute heat beautifully, and make the crispiest salmon skin. Some people don’t like to eat the skin, but it’s my favorite part. The husband actually thinks it’s gross, which I don’t mind at all, because I’ll happily eat his portion. More for me.

If you are looking for the easiest recipe on a weeknight, this broiled salmon recipe is a delicious choice. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that you are getting a good dose of healthy omega-3 fatty acids which reduce inflammation and keep your brain happy!

5 Minute Broiled Salmon5 Minute Broiled Salmon

5 Minute Broiled Salmon
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 tsp coconut or avocado oil
  • 1-1½ lb wild salmon filets, skin on
  • ½ tsp sea salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder (omit for low-FODMAP)
  • Juice from ½ lemon
Instructions
  1. Turn oven on to broil and set the oven rack about 5-6 inches from the heat source.
  2. Heat coconut or avocado oil in a cast iron skillet (or an oven-safe non-stick pan) over high heat for 3 minutes or until the cooking surface very hot. This step is necessary if you want crispy salmon skin.
  3. In the meantime, pat dry the salmon filets.
  4. Season the skin side with ¼ tsp sea salt. Then turn over the filets so they are skin side down and season the top with the rest of the sea salt, black pepper, oregano, and garlic powder.
  5. Once ready, place the salmon filets in the skillet, skin side down. They should sizzle as they touch the skillet.
  6. Immediately move the skillet into the oven and broil for 5 minutes.**
  7. Remove from oven and squeeze lemon juice over the filets before serving.
Notes
**If your salmon is on a thicker side, you may need to extend the broil time to 6 minutes.

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5 Minute Broiled Salmon (Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole30)

Swordfish Steak with Creamy Lemon Basil Sauce

Swordfish Steaks with Creamy Lemon Basil Sauce

Mmmmm, swordfish steak. I believe I first tried it about 5 years ago and have enjoyed it ever since. It’s one of my seafood favorites that’s quite steak-y because of how thick they are, but cooks super quick and isn’t “fishy” tasting. When cooked just right (as in, not overcooked and dry), it’s so delicious and tender, but mild enough that it goes well with any sauce or spices. I absolutely love it.

Swordfish Steaks with Creamy Lemon Basil Sauce

Swordfish Steaks with Creamy Lemon Basil Sauce

This is a great weeknight recipe because you’ll have a healthy and flavorful dinner in about 20 minutes. You don’t even need to turn on the oven!

The best part about it is the creamy lemon basil sauce, because it really brightens up the flavors. I’ve marinated swordfish steak before in all different sauces, but I like to keep it simple with the fish itself then give it a boost after cooking with a sauce or dressing. Swordfish itself is pretty neutral in flavor so this works out really well.

Swordfish Steaks with Creamy Lemon Basil Sauce

Swordfish Steaks with Creamy Lemon Basil Sauce

Swordfish Steaks with Creamy Lemon Basil Sauce

If you are unfamiliar with swordfish, don’t be intimidated. It’s one of the easiest fish to cook, because it cooks so fast compared to its thickness, and it’s quite nutrient dense! It’s one of the few food sources of vitamin D and has a substantial amount of anti-inflammatory Omega 3 fatty acids. Love when delicious food is jam packed with nutrients!

Swordfish Steaks with Creamy Lemon Basil Sauce

Swordfish Steak with Creamy Lemon Basil Sauce
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
Swordfish
  • 2 swordfish steaks, 1 inch thick
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (Omit pepper for AIP)
  • 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
Creamy lemon basil sauce
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ cup fresh basil, packed
  • Juice and zest of ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (Omit pepper for AIP)
  • 3 tbsp of water + more, if necessary
Instructions
  1. Pat the swordfish dry with a paper towel, and season them liberally with salt and pepper on both sides. Pour lemon juice over the swordfish and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. While the swordfish is marinating, place all ingredients of the lemon basil sauce in a blender and blend until smooth. If the sauce is too thick, add more water until it becomes the right consistency. Set aside.
  3. Heat a coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  4. Place the steaks in the pan and cook for 6 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  5. Drizzle lemon basil sauce over the steaks and serve with delicious veggies!

Paleo Whole30 Swordfish Steaks with Creamy Lemon Basil Sauce - Ready under 30 minutes!