Salmon with Creamed Cauliflower



Here's a quick and easy meal you can make tonight that 99% clean. I made this a few months ago when I started to eat clean and kept meaning to share it with you guys. It takes about 45 minutes to prepare and it's really low in carbs. I made this during my recent obsession with cauliflower and while I typically don't eat anything in the legumes family peas are now an exception thanks to devouring tons of fish and chips (with steamed, not mushy, peas) in the UK. 

Ingredients

-Salmon Fillets
-Frozen Cauliflower
-Half and Half
-Red Pepper Flakes
-Garlic Cloves
-Parsley Flakes
-Dried Basil
-Black Peppercorn
-Three Large Lemons


The first thing I did was prepare salmon the way I normally do which is to preheat the oven to 450 degrees while I marinate the salmon fillets in the juice of three fresh squeezed lemons, peppercorn and finely chopped garlic. After marinating the salmon for 15 minutes I put the entire contents of the bag into a deep baking dish and pop it in the oven for 30 minutes.



While the salmon is baking I put about two handfuls of cauliflower (one per fillet), red pepper flakes, garlic, the dried parsley, basil and one handful of peas into a mixing bowl with half a cup of half and half. I like tons of flavor when I cook my veggies and dislike the distinct taste of warm milk which is why I'm very loose with my spices. Plus parsley and peppers are really good for your body because they help detox the system and the heat aids in speeding up your metabolism. Score!


With some time left for the salmon to bake I then put the sauce mixture in a saucepan and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. To me this seemed to be a good amount of time to let the flavors seep into the cauliflower and also got the half and half to the point that it'll thicken while it cools off a bit. I get really hungry at this point because the salmon is almost done and the smell of the garlic and peppers become overwhelmingly good. When I did this I used one of my stainless steel mixing bowls that I got from Adri's Kitchen to use. These bowls came in three sizes, each with their own lids, which is rare in the world of mixing bowls. This was a plus because I was able to let the cauliflower mixture sit for a little bit while being covered to prevent anything from trying to get into it.


And then we are done and ready to serve. It's best to eat it quickly after being plated so that the sauce can mix into the still seaming salmon. This meal was seriously heaven to my tummy and I liked that the only processed ingredient was the half and half. It was organic but still processed. 

Now if you're someone that has been eating with their eyes a meal with small will look like borderline anorexia but after a few weeks of eating meals that are healthy portions but are packed with satisfying flavors this will be enough. If you want to try this while your appetite is like the abyss a spinach and tomato salad with a bit of balsamic vinaigrette can be added. And then you can have a nice glass of cocoa nut milk with a teeny bit  of agave syrup if you still feel hungry before bed.


Let me know what you think and if you decide to give it a try! 







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