These are the ramblings of a self-described wheat, grain and gluten-free “gourmet girl” that loves to cook and eat good food. I love creating and sharing recipes and photographing “beautiful food”. In July 2012, I eliminated wheat, grains and added sugar from my diet and rediscovered real, whole fresh foods again and effortlessly lost 65+ pounds. Join me in my wheat, grain and gluten-free journey. See how easy it is to enjoy grain free gourmet, one meal at a time! Welcome to my blog. Enjoy!
Roasted Wild Sockeye Salmon w/ Lemon, Garlic & Herb Butter served with Parmesan Cauliflower Mash and Salad
Today hubby was in a training class all day long, so I ran a bunch of errands while he was in class. My first stop was Costco (big shock, I know...right?)! Well, I just happened to hit the wild salmon jackpot again today...I was so excited. They had their fresh wild Copper River Sockeye Salmon fillets again...YESSSSS!!! I went back last week looking for them since they had them the previous week and they didn't have them...so this weekend, I'm not looking for them...and there they are! I bought 2 large fillets this time. Part of me thinks I should have bought more and frozen them...but I really like them fresh best. I'll have to think about it...there is always tomorrow for another visit if the mood strikes! ;-) I picked up a few other items while I was there, and then headed back home since I had the fresh fish in the car. I unloaded my Costco stuff and headed back out and did a little grocery shopping and made a few other stops. On one of my stops, I picked up a little loaf pan to make a little loaf of bread. I baked it late this afternoon when I got back, but haven't cut it yet -- I will wait and try it with breakfast tomorrow morning. I made an Almond-Flax loaf. I haven't tried making another loaf of bread since the difficult loaf I had made once before, shortly after going wheat/grain free. All I can report at this time is that this loaf of bread was MUCH easier to make and did not require a cement mixer. Now, as to whether it tastes any good or not, will be determined tomorrow! It is so funny -- when I made bread the first time, it was difficult to make but tasted okay and I was SO excited to be having bread. Now, almost a year later, I actually have a loaf of bread in the house that I can eat and it's like..."meh, I'll try it tomorrow". What a difference not being addicted to wheat makes!!! This evening, I'm sure you can already guess that I fixed salmon for dinner. It was so simple and easy to make. I simply melted 2 tablespoons of Kerrygold Garlic & Herb Butter; mixed it with the juice and zest of half of a lemon and brushed it on the salmon (on a foil lined cookie sheet) and popped it into a 400 degree F oven for 11-12 minutes. I served it with the leftover Parmesan Cauliflower Mash from a couple nights ago and a small salad. It was super simple...and super delicious. I snapped a few photos for you to see below. Enjoy!
Brushed with Kerrygold Garlic & Herb Butter, fresh lemon zest and juice...ready for the oven