Remember that Raw Kale and Walnut Pesto I posted earlier this week? Well here is just one of many ways you can put it to use… simply dolloped on top of a piece of pan seared salmon.
This recipe is packed with all of those healthy omega-3’s that we need to be incorporating into our diet!
After many years of dieting-trial-and-error I have concluded that fat is not the enemy. As matter-of-fact healthy, nourishing fats like those found in wild salmon, grass fed meats, extra virgin olive oil, nuts, avocado, coconut oil and pastured butter are essential to feeling satisfied after a meal and I believe, help support weight loss and maintenance.
As my dad would say, “It’s the crap fats” that we need to steer clear of. Highly refined, poor quality oils, hydrogenated anything, deep-fried everything, and all of those pre-packaged foods that fill up 90% of our grocery stores.
Simply put, the closer our fats are to nature, the better they are for us and the happier they will make our bodies. Healthy nails, strong-shiny hair, nice skin?? These are just some of the things you can thank your healthy fats for!
So tell me… are you or have you ever been a fat-a-phobe? How do you feel about fat now? Are you all in or still a little unsure?
Pan Seared Sockeye Salmon w/ Raw Kale & Walnut Pesto
- 1 lb of Sockeye Salmon, cut into 4 filets
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 1 lemon cut into wedges
- 4 tbsp Kale Pesto
Combine the walnuts, garlic, and Parmigiano-Reggiano in a food processor and pulse repeatedly until all ingredients are coarsely chopped.
Add the kale, olive oil, water, and lemon juice and pulse again until you’ve got a nice, thick paste. If necessary, add a bit more water or olive oil to loosen it up.
Season with salt and pepper to taste, making sure to give one last mix. Enjoy!
Makes about 1 ¼ cups
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Calories: 138; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 1.9g; Cholesterol: 2mg; Carbohydrate: 8.9g; Dietary Fiber: 1.8; Sugars: 1.1g; Protein: 4.3g