It’s funny how your life and priorities change as you get older. How you become what your high school self would consider the LAMEST person EVER. And how you just love every minute of it. When I was in high school, the moment any friend’s parents were going to be out of the house for longer than 4 hours we were concocting a plan to have a party and have every person we’ve ever know be there to enjoy some Beast Ice and Boone’s Farm (if you know, you know) in a basement or garage. Now, I won’t even answer the door if you come over unannounced. I mean I will, but I won’t like it.
Now, my “social hour” is during boot camp (I do have friends… right guys?? Are you out there?? But during the week, it’s me being lamer than your Grandma.) As much as I love creating and finding fun recipes, sometimes there’e something to be said for letting your food have a little “alone time” of its own and just letting the main ingredients sing. The summer provides so many naturally flavorful fruits and veggies – I try to take advantage of that as much as possible. Tonight, I let my dinner components stay home from the ingredient party and kept it really simple. This is the kind of clean eating that gives you no excuses – it’s simple, low carb and will make your body feel great.
Tonight we dug into Grilled Lemon Pepper Salmon on a bed of sauteed garlic spinach with heirloom tomatoes on the side.
- 3/4 pound of wild caught salmon (cut in half)
- 1 large bunch of spinach, washed and chopped
- 2 small cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced
- 1 lemon
- Lemon Pepper Seasoning
- Salt to taste
Preheat grill. Season salmon with lemon pepper and salt (optional). Grill for 7-10 minutes, skin side down until fish flakes easily with fork.
During the last 4 minutes of cooking, saute garlic in olive oil over medium heat, about 30 seconds. Add spinach and a pinch of salt and stir while it wilts.
Plate sliced tomatoes, spinach and salmon on top. Sprinkle with lemon and serve immediately.