Pan-seared Salmon with Chia Crust, served hot and crispy over cool, crunchy fennel slaw, topped with quick pickled onions and fresh dill. A simple, healthy, paleo dinner that is quick and easy. Low carb, gluten-free and YUMMY!You have escaped the cage. Your wings are stretched out. Now, fly.
Wow, things just heated up fast the last few days. Summer finally arrived in our area, and boy is hot hot hot! Here’s a cool little number to try this week. And if you’ve been here a while, you’ll already know how much I like to pair hot and cold things. Remember the Grilled Chicken Shawarma over cool and refreshing Israeli Salad? Or the hot & blackened Cajun Tempeh over greens and cool vegan ranch?
Well here’s another one for you… Pan-Seared Salmon with a Chia Seed Crust served over a cool and crunchy fennel slaw. It’s top with Quick Pickled Red Onions and fresh dill. Chia seeds, if you are wondering give the salmon a unique delicious flavor as well as the most amazing texture! A very healthy, paleo friendly, low carb meal that features seasonal wild salmon and fennel. So tasty!
Keeping this short and sweet today… I’m headed out to enjoy some outdoor time. As I type, Brian is loading up the kayaks for us to paddle down the Little Spokane River… one of my all-time favorite things to do here when it’s hot. Hope you are having a fabulous summer!
Pan Seared Salmon with Chia Seeds, Fennel Slaw and Pickled Onions
Crispy, pan-seared chia crusted salmon is served over cool and crunchy fennel slaw, topped with quick pickled onions and dill. Paleo and gluten-free!
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: paleo, main, fish, entree, Gluten-free, low carb
- Method: Pan Seared
- Cuisine: Northwest
- 2 4-6 ounces Wild Salmon (or Steelhead) filets ( I prefer thicker cuts)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried mint, dill or tarragon
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ lemon ( to finish)
- 1 extra large fennel bulb, very thinly sliced ( a mandolin is great for this)
- 1 Turkish cucumber
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
- 1/2 ounce package dill or tarragon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2–3 tablespoon lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh dill for garnish
If using salmon with skin, feel free to salt and crisp the skin side too, placing chia mix on the fleshy side.
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