Easy Blackened Salmon Dinner – 20 Minutes – Gluten Free – Paleo

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This Easy Blackened Salmon Dinner is…

…….. also very very good. 

Skinless salmon filets work best for this recipe. If you buy the salmon fresh the person helping you will skin them if you ask. If you buy them frozen look for some that have already been skinned.

You could use a lot of different combos of ingredients in the dry “rub” to get a lot of different flavors. Tonight I went with salt, dried basil, cayenne pepper, dried dill weed, lemon pepper and garlic powder. You could mix them all together in a small bowl or just sprinkle them on the filets right out of their containers.

The veggies are going to take a little more time than the salmon so let’s get them going.

Gammy likes pan fried potatoes with onion and fresh rosemary so,,,,,,,,yup, I do it for her pretty regularly. You can cook another veggie right along with the potato and onion if you want. I went with zucchini tonight.

Put a skillet on at medium high with enough olive oil to coat the bottom. Slice up the veggies and put them into the skillet with the rosemary. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. 

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Toss a couple of times to get everything coated evenly.

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While the veggies are cooking put a smaller skillet on at medium high and swirl in some olive oil. Top off the salon filets with half of the “rub” on the side without the gray stripe. 

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Put them in the skillet with the spicy side down and the gray striped side up. 

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Then spice up the stripe side and cook for 2-3 minutes a side depending on how thick they are and how well done YOU like them. 

Toss the veggies a few more times as the salmon cooks. When the veggies and the salmon are done……..

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……enjoy your Easy Blackened Salmon Dinner.

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A light bodied white like a pinot grigio or a soave or a muscadet would go along real nicely with your Easy Blackened Salmon Dinner.

Oh, yeah and some of Poppop’s easy homemade bread is good tag along.

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  1. Put a skillet on at medium high with enough olive oil to coat the bottom. Slice up the veggies and put them into the skillet with the rosemary. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Toss a couple of times to get everything coated evenly.
  2. While the veggies are cooking put a smaller skillet on at medium high and swirl in some olive oil. Top off the salon filets with half of the "rub" on the skinless side aka the side without the gray stripe. Put them in the skillet with the spicy side down and the gray striped side or skin side up. Then spice up the stripe side and cook for 2-3 minutes a side depending on how thick they are and how well done YOU like them.
  3. Put them in the skillet with the spicy side down and the gray striped side or skin side up. Then spice up the stripe side and cook for 2-3 minutes a side depending on how thick they are and how well done YOU like them. Toss the veggies a few more times as the salmon cooks. When the veggies and the salmon are done enjoy your Easy Blackened Salmon Dinner.
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Baked Chicken Breasts with Hummus – Whole Meal on One Baking Sheet – 30 Min.

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Baked Chicken Breasts with Hummus turned out real good,,, and I don’t like hummus!

But, used like this as a light coating on the Baked Chicken Breasts was a nice new twist on our many ways to use chicken breasts for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Gammy likes hummus so, yes, there is always some in the fridge. But I never have or want any of it.

Well, I saw this recipe on Google while looking for new ideas for my blog and made it last night. It resulted in the only time, ever, that I enjoyed hummus.

Plus it’s gluten free and gets a green light for paleo.

Just pick any veggies that won’t cook real quickly and get mushy in the oven i.e. peas, spinach, etc.

Turn the oven on set at 450°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil.

Cut up the veggies and put them on the baking sheet. Drizzle them with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and grated parmesan cheese.

Toss it all together with a pair of tongs or just get adventurous and do it by hand. Spread the veggies out flat.

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Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts and lay them on top of the vegetables. Spread a thin coat of your favorite hummus on top of the chicken then…….

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….into the oven it goes. For 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the breasts. When they are firm to a finger poke or read at least 170° on a meat thermometer take  the pan out of the oven and serve your Baked Chicken Breasts with Hummus.

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We had our go to chianti with this quick and easy weeknight meal and it all was real good. Hummus not withstanding.

 

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  1. Turn the oven on set at 450°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. Cut up the veggies and put them on the baking sheet. Drizzle them with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and grated parmesan cheese. Toss it all together with a pair of tongs or just do it by hand. Spread the veggies out flat.
  2. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts and lay them on top of the vegetables. Spread a thin coat of your favorite hummus on top of the chicken then into the oven it goes. For 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the breasts. When they are firm to a finger poke or read at least 170° on a meat thermometer take the pan out of the oven and serve your Baked Chicken Breasts with Hummus.
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Just pick any veggies that won't cook real quickly and get mushy in the oven i.e. peas, spinach, etc.

 

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Quick and Easy One Pot Weeknight Dinner – Gluten Free – 25 Minutes

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If you like your weeknight dinners to be Quick and Easy but still real tasty, like we do, then this one will definitely the bill. 

I timed it and it took 25 minutes. And that was starting with frozen chicken tenders.

So let’s get our Quick and Easy One Pot Weeknight Dinner going.

Put the chicken in the microwave to thaw out.  Cut the potato into bite size pieces.

Put a skillet on at medium high and swirl in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil.

When the chicken tenders have thawed put them in the skillet and add the potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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Cut up the veggies. Tonight we have onions, tomatoes, asparagus, zucchini and garlic but any vegetables will work just fine. The only thing to remember is that some cook quicker than others and should be added to the pan last.

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So with this ensemble we are going to put in the onions, asparagus and the zucchini and hold the garlic and tomatoes back.

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Salt and pepper the new arrivals. When the onions start to get translucent push everything off towards the sides of the skillet and put the garlic in the bare spot  left in the middle. 

Squeeze some lemon juice on the garlic and put the tomatoes on top.

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Let it cook for just a minute and then mix all together.

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Sprinkle in the parmesan and stir it all up some more.

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Then sit down and enjoy your quick and easy weeknight dinner.

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We had a bottle of Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti with ours and it hit the spot. 

(It was on sale!)

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  1. Put the chicken in the microwave to thaw out. Cut the potato into bite size pieces. Put a skillet on at medium high and swirl in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. When the chicken tenders have thawed put them in the skillet and add the potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Cut up the veggies. Tonight we have onions, tomatoes, asparagus, zucchini and garlic but any vegetables will work just fine. The only thing to remember is that some cook quicker than others and should be added to the pan last. So with this ensemble we are going to put in the onions, asparagus and the zucchini and hold the garlic and tomatoes back.
  3. Salt and pepper the new arrivals. When the onions start to get translucent push everything off to the sides of the skillet and put the garlic in the bare spot left in the middle. Squeeze some lemon juice on the garlic and put the tomatoes on top. Let it cook for just a minute and then mix all together. Sprinkle in the parmesan and stir it all up some more.
  4. Then sit down and enjoy your quick and easy weeknight dinner.
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Paleo Flatbread Recipe – Quick and Easy – Gluten Free

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Paleo Flatbread is…

….easy to make. You could make a fresh one every night while putting together your quick and easy weeknight dinners.

My wife – aka – Judy – aka -Gammy – has to be on the Paleo Diet for a while so I make her dinner Paleo style and mine, well, any damn way that I want, as long as it’s quick and easy.

I’ve been working hard at getting this Paleo Flatbread Recipe to where it pleases my honey. So here goes.

I just make one a day for Gammy while the rest of the meal is coming together. You could make bigger batches and keep them in the fridge – or freezer – with paper towels in between them and microwave them when needed.

First whisk together all the ingredients except the olive oil and let it sit for about 8-10 minutes for the almond flour to absorb the water. You could use coconut flour instead of almond flour if you prefer. Basically it’s just the Paleo friendly flour of your choice and a small pinch of salt mixed with water to make the batter.

From that point you can add a bunch of options like a pinch of baking powder to get it a little lighter and all kinds of different flavors that might work for you. Gammy likes this garlic powder, dried basil and grated parmesan cheese combo.

Ya know, I have tasted a little bit of it on occasion and it’s pretty good. BUT, I’m not abandoning Poppop’s homemade bread, ever.

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Next put an 8″ – or larger – skillet on at medium and add just enough olive oil to barely coat the bottom. When the oil has heated up pour in the batter. Get the batter to spread out by tapping the center of the pile with the whisk and/or tilting the skillet to get the batter to spread out.

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When the bread has cooked and firmed up enough so you can carefully insert a wide burger flipper or pancake flipper gently under the bread to separate it from the pan and gently flip it over.

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Cook until it is firm almost to the point of being crispy. Remove the bread to a paper towel lined plate.

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It goes over best if served while still warm. Let me know how yours turned out and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

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  1. First whisk together all the ingredients except the olive oil and let it sit for about 8-10 minutes for the almond flour to absorb the water.
  2. Next put an 8" - or larger - skillet on at medium and add just enough olive oil to barely coat the bottom. When the oil has heated up pour in the batter. Get the batter to spread out by tapping the center of the pile of batter with the whisk and/or tilting the skillet to get the batter to spread out.
  3. When the bread has cooked and firmed up enough so you can carefully insert a wide burger flipper or pancake flipper gently under the bread to separate it from the pan and gently flip it over.
  4. Cook until it is firm almost to the point of being crispy. Remove the bread to a paper towel lined plate. It goes over best if served while still warm.
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