And I think this one’s actually Paleo! I think.
Whatever it is, it’s delicious.
See, personally I LOVE salmon. I even love it as cold leftovers. Gosh yes. You know that part in one of the old classic Winnie the Pooh books when Winnie (I’m not going to call him Pooh) is stuck in the hole and Gopher is there to try to get him out, but it’s lunch time (actually it’s midnight snack time), and Winnie is all, “Dude what’s in that lunch box?” And Gopher’s like, “Let’s seeeee, cold salmon.” (among other things, I’m just keeping this short because I like human friends.)
I’m just like Gopher! Cold salmon!
Let’s make a Paleo bowl.
It’s pretty straightforward, this loot. And like always, if you want to swap in another favorite veg for the patty pan, by all means.
Also, I’m only using two salmon fillets, because my kids are meh on salmon (weirdos), but get as many as the heads in your house loveth. Or something.
Salt + pepper. Sear on both sides. Done.
The middle should be flaky, but not dry. Get it to the point where it’s still soft and barely squishy, but cooked through.
I’m pretty sure “barely squishy” didn’t sell you on this just now.
Take a cheese grater and run your cauli down the sides. This is our “rice.” And gurl, with enough salt and garlic and butter (or oil, whatever you want to use) it is mighty fine. TRERST MEH.
Cube or dice your veggie and get a nice sear all over. What I did was let it sit for two-to-three minutes without touching it, so that it browns up beautifully and you want to pet it and call if Frank.
Now your grated cauli goes in. I DID add butter for flavor, and lots of minced garlic. You just want it tender and toothy. Doesn’t take too long, so stop giving me the stink eye already.
I’ve actually taken a shining to grated cauliflower this month. It’s not a pain in the face, and the texture is a treat and a half. Who knew!
At this point it’s just the grand pile on, ya know. Garlic cauli on the bottom, browned veggies and finally your flaky salmon on top. Garnish with lemon (always! always.) and fresh herbs. We’ve got basil coming out our ears, so on it went.
And avocado. Because it’s my soul. Fan it out. Go bonkers. This is your one life.
It’s flaky on creamy on tender on crumbled with a squeeze of lemony brilliance on top. Even if you’re not Paleo, here’s your no-carb, waist-friendly weeknight winner.
And like, on top of that, it’s just plain TASTY, if I do say so myself.
Get. in. that.
Don’t make me beg.