With all of the heavier comfort food eating during the winter spring is a time for lighter and healthier fare and up next for me is this super quick, easy and tasty chipotle and lime salmon! The smokey chipotle lime flavour combo is another one of my favourites and it goes so well on melt in your mouth buttery salmon.
This salmon could not be easier, you simply mix the chipotle chilies in adobo with lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper and bake and broil or grill the salmon until just cooked. This chipotle lime salmon makes for a perfect main course with some sides and it’s also great as a filling for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads, etc.
This time I chose to serve it topped with cool and creamy avocado salsa to balance the spicy heat of the chipotle chilies. No matter how you serve it this chipotle lime salmon makes for an amazing light spring or summer meal!
2 tablespoons oil
1 lime, juice and zest
1 chipotle chili in adobo (or to taste)
2 teaspoons adobo sauce
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 clove garlic, grated
salt and pepper to taste
2 pound salmon fillet
Puree the oil, lime juice and zest, chipotle chilies, adobo sauce, cumin and garlic in a blender or food
processor until smooth, place the salmon on foil on a baking sheet, pat dry, season with salt and pepper,
spread on the chipotle mixture and bake in a preheated 400F/200C oven (or barbecue) until just cooked, about 10-15 minutes.
Option: For One-Pan: Make this a one-pan meal by roasting some vegetables like asparagus or green beans along with the salmon!
Despite the fact that I love seafood, I don’t have many seafood recipes posted on here on EBF. I’ve decided it’s time for that to change! To kick things off I’m sharing a delicious and healthy salmon recipe today. The best part about having fish for dinner is that it cooks super fast and you can have dinner ready in less than 30 minutes. <– Always a plus in my book!
I served it up on a bed of quinoa with a side of tomatoes and garlicky kale. Not only is this salmon easy to make and healthy, but it’s super flavorful, especially considering there’s only six ingredients involved, all of which you probably have in your kitchen right now. It doesn’t get much better than that!! Isaac and I both really loved this meal and I will definitely be making it again soon. I hope you all like it as much as we do!
In other news, I want to give a little update on my April Challenge. I had pretty good results, despite the major indulgences that occurred when we were on vacay in Austin. I lost about 1.5 lbs and several inches – the most exciting being the 2 inches I lost around my belly button area! I owe it all to following the Tone It Up nutrition plan and the two bootcamp programs I’ve been doing, both of which I bought off of Living Social.
These workouts were just the kick in the tush I needed! Of course, knowing that I had engagement photos coming up definitely motivated me too. 😉 So now that we’re in May, I’ve decided to keep trucking along with following the TIU plan (with a few indulgences here and there). It’s been working really well for me over the last month and a half — I feel awesome and love the accountability of checking in with the other TIU team members.
Alright, have a lovely a Tuesday friends. I’m going to try, but the fact that there’s no New Girl on tonight makes my Tuesday much less exciting. Guess I’ll have to find something else fun to do tonight. 🙂
2 wild caught salmon fillets (about 3-4 oz each)
½ Tablespoon coconut oil (or olive oil)
½ Tablespoon honey
3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium to high heat.
Season both sides of salmon with salt and pepper.
Add salmon to skillet and cook 1 to 2 minutes per side, until golden brown.
While the salmon is cooking, whisk together honey, vinegar and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
Add vinegar mixture to skillet and simmer until fish is fork-tender and liquid reduces and thickens, about 5 minutes.
For a thicker, reduced sauce, simmer for 5 to 10 additional minutes.
Just make sure you don’t overcook the salmon.
You can find complete recipes of this Quick and Easy Balsamic Salmon in eatingbirdfood.com