40 min 4
Charred Alaskan Salmon with Garlic Green Beans
Salmon is a perennial favorite at most dinner tables, but some people (like my significant other) can't get past the specific flavor of salmon. For those folks (and my live-in taste tester), try this recipe, which is bursting with spices and accompanied by my favorite side dish, garlicky green beans. Allow the salmon to marinate in the rub overnight for the best flavor.
FOR THE RUB: 2 tablespoons stevia, or other sugar substitute
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ tablespoon ground cumin
½ tablespoon paprika
½ tablespoon salt
¼ teaspoon dry mustard Dash cinnamon
FOR THE SALMON: 4 tablespoons coconut oil
4 (4 to 6-ounce) Alaskan salmon fillets
4 tablespoons Dijon mustard, divided
FOR THE GREEN BEANS: 3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound green beans
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
TipsIf Alaskan salmon is not available, fell free to substitute any other type of fresh salmon.
Directions Preparing:15 minCooking:25 min
Step 1TO MAKE THE RUB: In a medium bowl, combine the stevia, chili powder, black pepper, cumin, paprika, salt, dry mustard, and cinnamon.
Step 2TO PREPARE THE SALMON: In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the coconut oil for about 5 minutes.
Step 3Liberally coat each salmon fillet with 1 tablespoon of mustard.
Step 4Season each fillet, on both sides, with an equal amount of the rub. Set aside.
Step 5Once the coconut oil has heated, increase the heat to medium-high. Add the salmon and sear for about 2 minutes. Flip and reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes more, until the fish is opaque.
Step 6TO MAKE THE GREEN BEANS: In another large skillet over medium heat, heat the butter and olive oil. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Step 7Add the green beans, salt, and pepper. Cover and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 8Serve immediately alongside the salmon.
Nutrition Facts (per serving of 3:1)