Friday, 9 March 2012

Paleo Cuban Salmon

If asked, what we would eat for our final meal, it would probably be our Cuban Salmon.  We usually make this at least once a week and it’s our favourite dish to serve at dinner parties. It’s fool-proof easy and tastes like something you’d get at a 5-star restaurant.  Best part, for the first time ever, we’re sharing this recipe with our friends and YOU. 

What you need for 2 servings:
  • 150-200g piece of fresh or frozen wild BC salmon (x2)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 shallots (or 1/2 an onion), diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • handful of fresh cilantro - chopped
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper 
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • mix lemon juice, diced shallots, diced garlic, olive oil, cumin and cayenne pepper in a traditional measuring cup or small bowl
  • add chopped fresh cilantro to mix
  • arrange pieces of salmon on a baking tray
  • cover salmon in marinade and let it sit until the oven is ready (you can let it marinade longer if you have the time)
  • bake for 20-25 minutes - depends on your oven and size of salmon
Grilled Cuban Salmon w/ mashed coconut sweet potatoes and asparagus
Everybody shares different things but for us, we love to share food. My mouth is watering just writing this post, so give it a shot, even if you don't love cilantro, I promise you'll be surprised at the result.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Day 30 – Farewell to a Challenge, Hello to a Lifestyle

No gluten, grains, dairy, legumes, or pre-packaged food. Yes, that’s right, on February 1st, 2012, we decided to take to take part in a 30 day Paleo Challenge. We knew it would require a lot of research, patience and prep work but here we are, 150+ paleo meals later – successfully complete our first challenge. You may already be thinking the following:
·       I could never live without carbs
·       You boys don’t need to lose weight
·       This is crazy
·       Who has the time?
·       The food you eat must be so boring
·       Aren’t you hungry all the time?

And for anyone that’s been following along, they’ll know, that’s definitely not the case.  We ate gourmet meals, had amazing nights out, and didn’t lose a lb, while simultaneously feeling and looking better everyday.

Although the challenge has come to an end, it’s only just the beginning.  We do plan to continue eating paleo in our home but moving forward, we will approach eating out with a lot more flexibility.  To everyone, thank you so much for following along this challenge.  As the seasons change, and summer inches closer, we’ll continue to post our favourite paleo recipes and adventures throughout 2012 - hope to see you again soon!