Coconut Herb Crusted [WILD CAUGHT] Salmon Fillets

Happy monday morning! I would like to preface by saying how amazing this rub is and how you need this for this weekend. Our 3-year-old loves fish. It doesn’t matter what type of fish, she crushes it every time I bring it to the table. Since she was little she would eat fish better than any other animal protein. It blew our minds!

I never liked fish growing up (my husband was the exact opposite). I would stick to the basic crustacean, deep-fried and doused in tartar sauce. When it was time that I get a job, I even went to the extent of working at a seafood restaurant because I knew I wouldn’t eat the food… The hush puppies were delish though!

As we get older, our taste buds change, as do our views. We slowly weave between the many definitions of healthy and how health matters to us. Then we develop our own idea of healthy and try to fit it to our lives and to our own bodies. We learn what our bodies need and what cripples us. I remember in school learning about the food pyramid and what was “healthy”, Fish and other animal proteins fell just below sugar and grains and pasta supported the pyramid as the primary foundation.

Ultimately, you will have to do your own research to find what best suits you and your family in terms of diet and healthy eats. I will tell you the Whole 30 books and cookbooks are AWESOME. And if you’re new to any diet change and completely lost in where to begin eating healthy, that is a great place to start! So, we try to eat fish regularly. Especially for our kids because they love it so much. I always shop wild caught. I’ve made the mistake and bought farm raised by accident. The “how an where” labels are not as clear or easy to find as they should be. And after reading Paul Nicklen’s post on Instagram a while back about farm raised fish, I made a point to never buy it again no matter how long I’m holding people up trying to figure out where its caught. This topic will have to be another post because it’s eye-opening and it needs to be heard. But Trader Joe’s has made it super simple by labeling their fish WILD or FARM RAISED right on the front of their package and even color coding the label which makes it even easier to double-check yourself.

Any who, this recipe is the bomb and I pair it with my Garlicky Coconut Milky Baby Potatoes. It was so so good!
Ingredients:

2 WILD caught salmon fillets

For crust:
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp black pepper
2 teaspoons coconut oil

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Grease a small baking sheet, I used coconut oil spray, and set aside.

In a shallow dish (I used a pie dish), mix flour, coconut, and spices until well combined.

Add coconut oil and mix in with a fork until crumbly.

Take fillets and press meat side into the rub, lay skin side down onto the pan. Pat remaining rub onto fillets.

Bake fillets for 12-15 minutes.

Enjoy!

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