Simple Salmon

A commenter asked on another post about ideas for salmon. I pointed him to this past preparation of mine, but then got hungry for salmon, so here was dinner last night coming off a 1-day fast.

Simple salmon

I just salted & peppered the fish, put it on a rack under the high broiler for about 2 minutes on one side and 3 or so on the other, until golden. In the meantime I wok fried asparagus in coconut oil and in a saucepan, melted a couple tbsps of ghee, to which I added just a tiny bit of minced garlic, making sure not to toast it to much. Then I added in the juice from half a lemon (for two servings) and let the juice boil off.

This ghee, garlic & lemon oil went over the salmon and mixed very well with the coconut oil fried asparagus. Very satisfying.


  1. Taddy on May 20, 2009 at 13:51

    Sounds wonderful. I don't use the Ghee. I have also crushed almonds and rolled the fish in it and Broiled, with the use of olive oil butter and garlic. Fresh chives on top. I love asparagas also sautee'd spinach and mixed chards. In olive oil, garlic, salt and fresh pepper sometines a little chicken stock especially in the chard mixture.

  2. Minneapolis J on May 20, 2009 at 14:28

    Richard I love it :). sounds like a good idea for me.

  3. Minneapolis J on May 20, 2009 at 14:39

    just wanted to add something, I think that bit of fat really changes a boring lean salmon meal to something tasty. I think this meal really shows what Free the Animal is more about. It takes Cordain's meat and veggies ideas, and then adds fat to give it that extra kick. kinda like crab legs vs. crablegs in melted butter.

  4. Amy Wagner on May 21, 2009 at 02:45

    Hi Richard
    That dish looks just heavenly thanks for sharing, I just love salmon

  5. Richard Nikoley on May 20, 2009 at 15:04

    Exactly, J.

    Great insight. I loath the whole low-carb constant trek to find new low-carb processed packaged junk and I read Cordain's recipes and they just sound awful. Steamed fuckin' veggies? Gimme a break.

    Oh, yea, there's an opportunity here.

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