Super Simple Dinner in 30 Minutes: Packed With Healthy Fat!
- Published on: 17 November, 2013
- Last update: 26 January, 2016
Say hello to my illegally delicious go-to meal. Lets face it, cooking can and should be passionate, fun, and romantic… But sometimes I need a break from our tumultuous love affair so that I can spend time parking my booty on the couch instead of in front of the stove. I usually make this when I come home from a long day of school and only have an hour or two before I start my shift at work. This dish contains very few ingredients, but they are all high quality. You will need:
- One filet of *wild caught* salmon
- 2-3 cloves organic garlic
- Organic Adobo seasoning (I got mine at Whole Foods, or you can get it online here. I use this adobo in almost all of my cooking.)
- Organic, grass-fed, raw butter
- Organic broccolini or broccoli
- Why do I use wild-caught salmon? Why is it so important? See my previous post: Wild-Caught Fish Over Farm-Raised: The Scary Truth.
- Why is grass-fed butter important? Butter is a rich source of lauric acid (also found in breast milk and coconut oil), as well as Vitamins A, D, E, K, and K2. Butter (grass-fed) is the best source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which has been shown to aid in weight loss and weight management, as well as fight against carcinogens. GNC and countless ‘health food stores’ actually sell CLA in gel capsule form because it is such a good weight loss aid. It has been featured on Doctor Oz. Can you believe that you can get the benefits of a weight loss supplement when you eat BUTTER?
I actually get my grass-fed butter delivered to my house old-fashioned style from a milkman, straight from the farm! I place my order on a website called Uddermilk. If you are in New York, check them out and see if they deliver to your area. All of their cows are raised on organic grass only and I trust them. We also get soy-free organic eggs, and RAW unpasteurized milk straight from the cow in our delivery. If you don’t live in New York and want to find a place that has real, raw dairy products from cows that are raised right, check out RealMilk and put in your location.
The recipe is almost painfully simple. I scrape my butter into thin slabs and evenly distribute it on my salmon. I dice the garlic and garnish it on top of the butter, then season it with Adobo. I put it in a glass baking pan that has a cover (this is very important to keep the moisture in) and bake the covered pan for 25 minutes on 300° F.