This recipe for quick and easy grilled salmon is based on Kalyn’s Grilled Salmon with Maple Syrup Glaze from Kalyn’s Kitchen. I find that her site is a fantastic source overall, and particularly for protein filled entrees. I had the pleasure of being on a panel at Blogher last year with Kalyn, and am looking forward to seeing her again this year. The Blogher Food Conference is less than 2 months away.
Both of my boys liked this gluten free high protein entree. In fact my older son said to me, “Mom, this chicken is really good!” Um, I guess I’ll take that as a compliment even though this is a salmon dish. The fact that they ate it says a lot to me.
Grilled Salmon Paprika
- 1½ pound salmon fillet, cut into (6) 4 ounce pieces (leave skin on)
- ¼ cup agave nectar or honey
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
- Rinse salmon, pat dry and place in an 7 x 11 inch baking dish
- In a small bowl, combine paprika, cumin and salt
- Drizzle agave over salmon, the sprinkle with paprika mixture
- Marinate for 30 minutes to 5 hours
- Grill salmon (skin side down) for 4-5 minutes, then turn over
- Grill on other side for 3 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through
I’ve been grilling up a storm over here. Last night we had a delicious dinner of Mustard Lime Chicken and a big salad with Asian Salad Dressing. I also made a roasted potato dish for the boys, with leeks from our garden. I don’t eat potatoes because I am following an eating plan that is very close to Paleo.
So, my question is this… Do any of you have yummy paleo-esque recipes for leeks? I have a gluten free, grain free recipe in my book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, for Smoked Salmon Leek Tart. I could make that 6 times and still have leeks left over. Any ideas?
Susan Z. says
I’m having a moment (NY for a smooch to you:) LOVE this! Thank you!!
Susan, thanks so much! Smooches back to you :-)
Big leek fans here! My fam loves chopped leek simply sautéed with olive oil, a touch of water (to soften the leeks as they cook, some salt, black pepper and tons and tons of sautéed minced garlic. Perfect compliment to any fish dish, served as a topper or side.
This sounds great! I am not a fan of salmon but would like to try it with another fish. Any recommendations of another fish to try for this dish? Thank you!!
Holly, I haven’t tried that so not sure, if you do experiment please let us know how it goes :-)
We love this recipe-thank you for sharing it! My son says it’s magic, because it takes a food he hates(salmon), and makes it into one he loves!
Maybe leeks would work in chicken stocks?
Here’s another recipe for grilled leeks that looks like it could be made low carb if you could find a sub for the baguette in the sauce (maybe some almond flour?): http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/03/health/nutrition/03recipehealth.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss
Enjoy the last bits of summer!