One of the best parts of the paleo diet is the high amount of Omega-3 fatty acids you get in grass-fed beef and in seafood like this gluten free and paleo maple salmon! Absolutely delicious and healthy too, as you will learn below.
You’ve probably heard that Omega-3s are good for you, but how exactly? Well, I don’t have a whole lot of time to share with you ALL the benefits because there are SO many, but here are a few:
- they reduce inflammation
- help with brain function
- are good for artery health
- improve cholesterol
- are good for joints
- can help prevent cancer
- are good for bowel health
- and can help with PMS symptoms.
Oh boy! Is that a list or what? But you know what? That’s just the cherry on top! I love this salmon recipe first and foremost because it’s delicious and it just makes me FEEL good, you know? Have you ever noticed the difference between eating junk food and food that’s truly good for you like foods on the paleo food list? Good paleo foods make me feel revitalized and just plain happier!Print
One of the best parts of the paleo diet is the high amount of Omega-3 fatty acids you get in grass-fed beef and in seafood like this Paleo Maple Salmon!
- 8 – 6 oz. salmon fillets
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges
- 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup gluten-free soy sauce
- ¼ to ½ cup grade-B maple syrup
- Rinse and dry your salmon fillets.
- Rub each with a lemon wedge.
- Brush 2 teaspoons of oil onto the fleshy side of the salmon (to help the seasoning adhere).
- In a bowl, mix the nutmeg, cinnamon, garlic powder, salt, onion powder and black pepper together.
- Sprinkle each fillet with spice mix. Let sit covered in fridge for 1 hour.
- Heat skillet and coat bottom with 2 teaspoons of oil.
- When oil is hot, place salmon in skillet, flesh side down, and cook over high heat for about 4 minutes or until brown. Turn over and cook for an additional 4 minutes.
- In a saucepan, mix together the soy sauce and maple syrup over medium heat until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon (about 7 to 10 minutes).
- Drizzle sauce over salmon fillets and serve.