We all know salmon is a great for many reasons. It is easy to cook, a great source of protein, is filled with beneficial heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids and has wonderful anti- inflammatory properties. Remember only to buy WILD salmon. Stay away from farmed fish. Farmed fish is filled with antibiotics and contain carcinogens (PCBs, dioxins and pesticide residues). Farmed salmon are frequently fed antibiotics which contribute to the growth of drug-resistant bacteria in humans who consume them. I really do not think fish are supposed to be raised eating corn, soy, GMO, chicken feces and that are fed chemicals to give them a pretty pink color… You take your pick.
- 1/4 lb proscuitto or pancetta
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 4 cups kale leaves (chopped)
- 1.5 cups homemade or organic chix broth
- 3 cups cannellini beans (if canned then rinse and drain well)
- 1.5 lb WILD salmon fillets, cut into 4 fillets
- juice of one lemon
- 1 tangerine/orange + zest
- sprays of Bragg’s (soy sauce alternative)
- fresh ginger (graded) on top of fish (amount depends on you)
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- red pepper flakes if you like…
- 1 tbsp virgin coconut oil for proscuitto
In a skillet, crisp proscuitto with 1 tbsp coconut oil, stirring until all are nice and crispy. Remove and set aside. Add garlic to the same pan until it starts to sizzle, 1 min. Raise the temp to high and add kale with some broth. Sauté kale until it wilts about 1 minute. Add the rest of the broth and beans and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for a couple of minutes until beans are cooked and the broth is reduced. I added lemon juice and some red pepper flakes for flavor, as well as salt and pepper.
Salmon should be placed skin side down. Season with salt pepper, ginger, orange juice and zest, and a spray of Braggs or coconut aminos. Broil 7-10 minutes for the middle to be left a little pink!
As most of you know kale is the hype. If you want to be healthy you better love kale. Kale is not only a nutritional powerhouse, but can be cooked in so many ways. From chips to salads, kale should be your cooking buddy. Kale is full of antioxidants, iron, vitamin K, A, C, and is an anti-inflammatory food to name a few of its many benefits. I like to clean my kale and wrap it in a damp paper towel to keep in crisp and fresh!