Sweet Summer Salmon Recipe

by Candice Rose Clifford on July 25th, 2013


It’s been a hot summer these past few days in NY. When the heat is beaming, one of my favorite kinds of meals to enjoy is fish on the grill because it doesn’t leave me feeling heavy.

To me, summer is all about enjoying fresh ingredients. Fruit and veggies are at their prime and I always look forward to the first long island corn on the cob. I think my family would honestly be happy eating watermelon every night for dinner; this being a summer tradition I also love.

Salmon 1

Regardless of the season, I truly believe in trying to eat clean. My body is living proof that you are what you eat, and with my active lifestyle I believe that the less processed foods I eat the better. This is why I love this recipe from an advocate of the 17 Day Diet, Terri Sinclair, which my mom recently made.

By no means am I trying to loose weight, in fact I don’t really believe in the word “diet.” Rather I see a diet as making a healthier lifestyle change. However, the reason I love many of the recipes in this book is because they go back to cooking basics and use fresh and natural ingredients. This recipe is a testament that less is really more. I promise you will be amazed by its flavor!

Salmon 2

Citrus Basil Salmon

Ingredients
1 tablespoon basil olive oil
4 tablespoon each of fresh lemon and lime juice
1 ½ teaspoon lemon zest and lime zest
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 - 7 (8 ounce) skinless salmon fillets
Instructions
In large shallow dish, whisk together basil oil, 3 tbsp each of lemon and lime juice, 1/2 tsp each of lemon and lime zest, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper. Add salmon to dish turning to coat fillets.
Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium high heat.
Add salmon, rounded side down and cook 4 minutes.
Turn fillets and cook 3-4 minutes for medium rare or longer for desired doneness.
Remove from heat. Spoon the remaining 1 tbsp each of lemon and lime juice over fillets dividing evenly. Sprinkle fillets with remaining lemon and lime zest, salt and pepper.
Adapted from The Unnamed Cookbook
_________________ Author Information: Candice Rose Clifford After being diagnosed with non-celiac gluten sensitivity Candice started Embrace G-free. On this honest account you will find posts which empower you to live your happiest and healthiest gluten free life, in addition to recipes, product reviews, and resources. http://www.embracegfree.com http://facebook.com/embracegfree Find Me on Twitter: CandiceRose90

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