Mediterranean Pan-Seared Halibut with Zoodles

This dish is light, simple & flavorful.  A gorgeous take on the flavors from the Mediterranean with a healthy twist…..Zoodles. Or, Zucchini Noodles.  Welcome to a whole new world without pasta. YOU WON’T EVEN MISS THE PASTA!!! I PROMISE!

And the Sauce……

  

 

The SAUCE……..

Mediterranean pan-seared Halibut with zoodles

Ingredients:

Heat Non-Stick Pan to  Med-High.  Season Halibut with Sea Salt and Fresh Groud Pepper. Sear in Coconut Oil about 3 mins per side. Remove from pan and lightly tent with foil.  Using the SAME Hot Pan, add your Garlic and sauté 2 minutes or until fragrant, being careful not to let the garlic burn!  Add in the White Wine, Artichokes, Tomatoes, Olives and Capers.  Bring to a boil, then turn down to med-low.  Simmer for 3 minutes or until sauce is just reduced.  (Taste for seasoning.  Might need to add Fresh Ground Pepper, but not a lot of salt because of the brininess of the olives and capers!)  Add in Zoodles and cook 2 minutes or al dente.  This step will not take long….just long enough to heat the Zoodles through.  Finish with a pat of Butter, a spritz of Lemon, and some fresh Parsley.  Plate Zoodles and Sauce.  Top with Halibut, and a bit more Sauce.  Serve with fresh  torn Basil (and Pine Nuts, if desired).

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All about zoodles

So, a Spiralizer takes……. NOT MUCH PRACTICE AT ALL!!! It is super convenient, simple to use, and pretty easy to clean.  I strongly suggest investing in one asap.  You can also use it for other veggies too….cucumbers, carrots, etc.  It really opens up some RAW and Healthy options for you! The best way I have learned, is to start at the bottom of the Zucchini, and hold the top part were it was attached to the plant.  It seems like less waste that way.  If you are nervous at first, I suggest watching a video online!  You’ll be shocked and amazed how quick and easy it is!  I think that’s what I had to do my first time! #NoShame

Also, I’ve found the easiest method is to lay out a few sheets of Paper Towels and Spiralize right onto the Paper Towel.  This helps absorb any extra moisture from the Zoodles, and its perfect for storage.  I will spriralize a few extra Zucchini because the Zoodles keep beautifully for about 5 days!!!! Simply roll the leftover Zoodles up in the paper towels, place in a ziplock bag, and store in the refrigerator to eat on all week!!!! It doesn’t get any easier than that!!!

 

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Salmon, Bruschetta, Potatoes…..OH MY!!!

Champagne Dill Mustard Salmon

Accordion Garlic Herb Potatoes

Killer Bruschetta

Champagne Dill Mustard Salmon, Accordion Garlic Herb Potatoes & Bruschetta

Champagne Dill Mustard Salmon, Accordion Garlic Herb Potatoes & Bruschetta

Tonight’s dinner was simple to make, not too many ingredients, and pretty healthy (well, except for that small amount…. OK, hearty amount, of butter!) But the rest…healthy, healthy, healthy!!!

Let’s start with the Salmon. Easiest item on the menu.

Champagne Dill Mustard Salmon over Greens

Salmon, Champagne Dill Mustard, Organic Coconut Oil Spray, Pink Salt, Tricolor Peppercorns

Salmon, Champagne Dill Mustard, Organic Coconut Oil Spray, Pink Sea Salt, Rainbow Peppercorns

Simply Spray a foil lined pan with Coconut Oil

Season Salmon with Salt & Pepper

Coat Salmon with Mustard

Cook 400

20 mins or until desired doneness

Serve it over Fresh Organic Arugula and Spinach.  TIP: Squeeze 1/2 Fresh Lemon, Drizzle GOOD EVOO, s&p over Greens.

Serve it over Fresh Organic Arugula and Spinach ~TIP: Squeeze 1/2 Fresh Lemon, Drizzle GOOD EVOO, s&p over Greens~

Serve it up with my Accordion Roasted Potatoes

Serve it up with my Roasted Garlic Accordion Potatoes

OK. Like I said, pretty simple, eh??? Now, onto those potatoes. These were simply AMAZING!!!

Organic Garlic, Organic Parsley, Organic Garlic Chives, Potatoes, Organic EVOO, Organic Butter, Salt, Pepper and WOODEN SPOON

Organic Garlic, Organic Parsley, Organic Garlic Chives, Organic Potatoes, Organic EVOO, Organic Butter, and WOODEN SPOON

That’s right. I said, WOODEN SPOON. SuperHuge TIP: The spoon acts as a holder for your potatoes when you are slicing them super thin. Holds them still and acts as a stabilizer! Pretty Neat! Let me show you:

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Now, slice your garlic superthin and insert 4-6 cloves in each potato.

Slice Garlic Thin

Slice Garlic Thin and Insert a few Slices

Use the Wooden Spoon to Stabilize

Use the Wooden Spoon to Stabilize

Repeat until you have enough potatoes to fill up your dish.

Arrange in pan

Arrange Evenly around Dish

Now, for the decadent part:

Parsley Chive Butter Sauce

Melt Sick of Unsalted Butter, 2 T EVOO, s&P

Melt Sick of Unsalted Butter, 2 T EVOO, Season with S & P

Chop Parsley & Garlic Chives

Chop Parsley & Garlic Chives, Reserve for later

Spoon 3/4 of Melted Butter mixture (without herbs) over Potatoes

Spoon 3/4 of Melted Butter mixture (without herbs) over Potatoes. Season with Salt & Pepper

Bake in Oven 400 about 45 mins

Take out of Oven

Baste with Pan Drippings

Grate a little Fresh Parm Overtop Potatoes

Bake about 10 mins more

The outside should get crisp and delicious!

TIP: Before Serving, Spoon Reserved Butter Mixture with Herbs Mixed In Overtop Potatoes. Creates a bright green finish!

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Now, for one last tip. And listen up, this is a good one.

It’s going to change the way you make crostini for the rest of your life.

Seriously.

What to do with that itty bitty clove of garlic that has been bathing in the butter/oil/herb mixture?

USE IT to make a Bangin’ Bruschetta!!!

Oil both sides of Crostini and Grill on Grill Pan

Oil both sides of Crostini and Grill on Grill Pan

After both sides are done, RUB THE GARLIC CLOVE all over the hot side of the crostini. The side that just came off the pan. This releases a subtle garlic flavor on the crostini without having to bite into a huge chunk of garlic.

It is delicious.

Divine.

You will thank me later for this one!!!!

Now. let’s kick it up one last notch and make it into a healthy Bruschetta.

Simple Bruschetta

Simple Bruschetta

Lay Down a Basil Leaf of the Crostini

Top with a Mixture of Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Garlic, Shallots and Basil

Season with Sea Salt and Fresh Pepper

Drizzle Aged Balsamic

DEVOUR

Seriously.  Good.

Seriously. Good.

Now, Sit Down.

Eat.

Enjoy!!!

Honestly, with a few simple ingredients, a healthy gourmet meal was created

Honestly, with a few simple ingredients, a healthy gourmet meal was created

Bon Appétit!!!

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Parsley Pesto Salmon Salad

Parsley Pesto Salmon Salad

Parsley Pesto Salmon Salad

Parsley Pesto Salmon Salad

Simple Ingredients make a Healthy & Flavorful Dish!

Simple Ingredients make a Healthy & Flavorful Dish!

I am about to knock your socks off with a completely ridiculous, slap-yo-mama delicious, only somewhat nutritious, recipe.

 Salted-Oatmeal-Brown Butter-Butterscotch-Blondies

w/Caramel Drizzle in da Middle

Holy Crap!  That’s right!!!  Did ya catch all that?!?!  They are somewhat healthy…made Organically with Whole Wheat Flour, Chia Seed, Oats, Coconut Palm Brown Sugar…..but then there’s the 2 Sticks of Brown Butter (that’s right…Paula Deen Style, ya’ll).  So I thought before I work on that and post, I’d better rock out something healthy for ya’ll to counteract the Blondie Recipe coming up!  Wanna Sneak Peek???

Out-of-Control Blondies

Out-of-Control Blondies

 

Ok, back to healthy.  Gather your ingredients.

Parsley & Lemon (mustard not pictured for some reason...)

Parsley & Lemon (mustard not pictured for some reason…)

 

1 Cup Organic Parsely

2 T Organic Mustard of Choice

1 Organic Lemon, Juice & Zest

1 T Good Organic Fruity EVOO

Salt & Pepper

Blend.

 

I used the Magic Bullet

I used the Magic Bullet

Bright Green

Fresh & Healthy

Now, Coat your Salmon with it.

Tip: Be sure to put some parsley puree in a separate bowl to paint your Salmon.  We will use the leftovers to dress the Chopped Salad!

Tip: Be sure to put some parsley puree in a separate bowl to paint your Salmon. We will use the leftovers to dress the Chopped Salad!

Drizzle EVOO over Baking Sheet.  Bake 400, 16 mins or until desired doneness. (a nice crust will form)

Sprinkle with Salt & Pepper before Baking

Tip: Sprinkle with Fresh Ground Pepper before Baking

Now, we are ready to move on to the Salad while the Salmon is baking.

Gather Ingredients

Gather Ingredients & Chop them Up!

Chop It UP!!!

Orange Bell Pepper, Cucumber, Spinach, Parsley Pesto, Scallions, Carrots, Snap Peas

Toss with Leftover Parsley Pesto

Toss with Leftover Parsley Pesto

Top with Feta, Cucumbers & Fresh Sprouts

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Delicious  & Nutritious

Delicious & Nutritious

 

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