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“Roasted” Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

Make perfectly steamed Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli, along with the most delicious “roasted” garlic lemon dressing, all without turning on the oven!

Roasted Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

Broccoli is one of those side dishes that’s a staple in our house. It goes well with almost all dishes, and it’s one of the few vegetable that my husband actually enjoys. I used to love roasted broccoli, but recently switched over to the steamed version. Either way, broccoli is just so delicious in all forms, and I especially love it seasoned with garlic and lemon.

One of the newest ways I’ve been cooking broccoli that’s been a LIFE CHANGER is in the Instant Pot. It’s so easy, SO quick, and there are just so many less dishes at the end of it all. In this “Roasted” Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli, both the garlic and broccoli are cooked in the Instant Pot and all if it’s done in less than 30 minutes.

Roasted Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

Roasted Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

You may be confused with the instructions when it says that you set the Instant Pot to 0 minutes for the broccoli, but that’s correct. The broccoli will cook super quickly as the Instant Pot comes to pressure, and that’s all it needs. You release the pressure as soon as you hear it beep, and you’ll have a perfectly cooked broccoli that’s ready to be seasoned.

And the “roasted” garlic lemon dressing, guys. I kinda wanna put it on EVERYTHING. It’s such a great flavor combo and I couldn’t stop eating these until they were gone. If you are in need of a new way to prepare your broccoli, I highly recommend you try this Instant Pot method, because it’s absolutely delicious. I’m pretty sure this will be the only way we cook broccoli until we get sick of it!

Roasted Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

"Roasted" Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 122 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Make perfectly steamed Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli, along with the most delicious "roasted" garlic lemon dressing, all without turning on the oven!

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Ingredients

  • 1 small head of garlic
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 heads of broccoli separated into florets (about 6 cups of florets)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper Omit for AIP
  • Sprinkle of crushed red pepper, for garnish Optional: omit for AIP

Instructions

  1. Slice off the top of the garlic head. 

  2. Pour water into the Instant Pot and fit a steamer basket over the water. 

  3. Place the garlic head on the steamer and drizzle 1 tsp of olive oil over it.

  4. Close the the lid and make sure the pressure valve is set to SEALING. Set it to HIGH on MANUAL for 8 minutes. 

  5. Once it beeps to a finish, wait 10 minutes for the pressure to release naturally. 

  6. Open the lid and carefully remove the garlic and set aside to cool. Leave the water and the steamer basket in the Instant Pot.

  7. Add broccoli florets to the Instant Pot on the steamer basket, while the water is still hot.

  8. Close the the lid and make sure the pressure valve is set to SEALING. Set it to MANUAL for 0 minutes. 

  9. Immediate release the pressure valve once it beeps to a finish and open the lid. 

  10. Transfer the broccoli florets to a mixing bowl.

  11. Once the garlic is cool enough to handle, gently squeeze out the cloves and place in a blender.

  12. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to the blender with the garlic cloves and blend until smooth and creamy.

  13. Pour the lemon garlic sauce over the broccoli. Gently toss together. Taste and add more sea salt, if needed.

  14. Garnish with crushed red peppers, if using, and serve.

Nutrition Facts
"Roasted" Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 457mg 19%
Potassium 664mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 25.3%
Vitamin C 223.3%
Calcium 9.5%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops

If you are looking to feed a group with a quick recipe, these paleo and Whole30 Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops are easy to make and so juicy and delicious!

Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops

Lamb is one of my favorite meats, especially for special occasions and over the holidays. For some reason, it just seems so fancy and indulgent, but it’s actually one of the easiest meats to cook. Because lamb is so rich and flavorful, it’s hard overcook and you can cook it pretty darn quickly in the pan or the grill.

I made these Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops a few months ago for my parents without following any kind of recipe. It was so good that I decided to make it again, this time measuring the ingredients so I can share it with you all. I’m thinking this dish will be on regular rotation in our house because the husband couldn’t stop raving about it.

Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops

The longest step in this recipe is the marinating part, and then all you have to is pan fry the lamb chops for 3-4 minutes per side. It’s such an easy breezy recipe but the end result is so juicy and tender. The turmeric and the garlic add such a great flavor to this dish, and they are a delicious combo along with the lemon.

The next time you need to impress a group with a yummy meal, I hope you give these Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops a try. I promise, you won’t regret it and you’ll have plenty of time leftover to mingle with your guests and cook some delicious sides!

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Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops

Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jean Choi

If you are looking to feed a group with a quick recipe, these paleo and Whole30 Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops are easy to make and so juicy and delicious!

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb lamb rib chops
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Pat dry the lamb with a paper towel, and if they aren't separated already, use a sharp knife to slice between each rib to separate the chops

  2. Combine extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, sea salt, turmeric powder, and dried oregano to form a paste. 

  3. Rub this marinade paste all over the lamb. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  4. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  5. Remove the lamb from the refrigerator and pan fry the lamb for 3-4 minutes on each side for medium rare. 

  6. Serve with your favorite sides. 

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Spicy Garlic Sauce Chicken Wings (Paleo)

This copycat paleo version of Buffalo Wild Wings’ Spicy Garlic Sauce Chicken Wings taste so much like the real deal without the inflammatory oils and artificial ingredients!

Spicy Garlic Sauce Chicken Wings Paleo

Recently, I went with my husband to Buffalo Wild Wings while we were in Michigan to visit his family. I think I’ve been to BWW maybe 3 times in my life, but this is one of Charlie’s favorite spots that he used to go to all the time in college.

When we were there recently, Charlie insisted on getting the wings with Spicy Garlic Sauce and claimed that it was his favorite. Luckily, our server assured me that the sauce is gluten and dairy free, so I got to try it out for the first time. I did enjoy the wings, but of course, I couldn’t help wondering what the heck was actually in the sauce.

I later searched the ingredients on Buffalo Wild Wings’ website and here’s what I found to be present in the Spicy Garlic Sauce:

CAYENNE RED PEPPER, DISTILLED VINEGAR, WATER, SOYBEAN OIL, SALT, GARLIC (INCLUDING DEHYDRATED), MODIFIED CORN STARCH, EGG YOLK, XANTHAN GUM, SPICES, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, DEHYDRATED ONION, CITRIC ACID, MOLASSES, CORN SYRUP, CARAMEL COLOR, SUGAR, TAMARIND, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA ADDED TO PROTECT FLAVOR

Yikes. Soybean oil, corn starch, artificial flavors, corn syrup, caramel color, and calcium disodium EDTA??

No thank you. Those are harmful ingredients that cause inflammation and burden the liver, causing toxicity after long term use.

So, in order to satisfy the husband’s spicy wing cravings, I decided to recreate the Spicy Garlic Sauce at home, and the result is pretty darn fantastic.

Spicy Garlic Sauce Chicken Wings Paleo

Spicy Garlic Sauce Chicken Wings Paleo

This sauce is different than the one for regular buffalo wings in that it’s thicker and creamier, and super garlicky. It’s also more spicy in that fiery way that can only be achieved with cayenne peppers. If you can’t handle spicy foods, you can reduce or omit the cayenne pepper in this recipe. But adding it in resembles the original version of the Spicy Garlic Sauce better, and we like that crazy spiciness in our household.

I’m happy to report that Charlie loved these wings and even said, “Your best one yet,” afterwards. So, if you are craving Buffalo Wild Wings but want to save money and avoid the shady ingredients in their sauces, I highly recommend this recipe because it really does taste so much like the original!

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Spicy Garlic Sauce Chicken Wings Paleo

Spicy Garlic Sauce Chicken Wings (Paleo)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lbs of chicken wings, drumettes & flats separated
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Spicy Garlic Sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Pat dry the wings and put the wings on a wire rack, skin side up. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes. Turn the oven to broil and broil the wings for 5 minutes to make them crispy.
  4. While the wings are cooking, put all ingredients for the spicy garlic sauce in a wide mouth jar. Insert an immersion blender into the jar until it touches the bottom.
  5. Turn on the blender and blend until the mixture starts to emulsify and turn creamy. Slowly start moving the blender up and around until the sauce is completely emulsified. Pour the sauce into a large bowl.
  6. Once the wings are done, pour them into the bowl with the spicy garlic sauce and toss to coat.
  7. Serve with carrots, celery, and ranch.

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