You have to try these Whole 30 compliant garam masala spiced salmon steaks. They are so healthy, easy, and yummy, and you can make them in under 15 minutes!
Last July, Paul and I completed the Whole 30 challenge by going for 30 days without consuming dairy, grains, sugar, or legumes. I know, it sounds completely insane and it kind of is. But we ended up loving it in a lot of ways. We really felt much better eating that way and still go back and do a few days or a week or so at a time of Whole 30 compliant eating just because it is such a good reset, especially when we have been overindulging. This recipe for garam masala salmon steaks is something I came up with while doing Whole 30 and it is a dinner we have kept making over and over since. It is so easy (you can make it from start to finish in under 15 minutes) and so good! And the girls always gobble up their portions and ask for more.
Garam Masala is actually a spice blend made from ground coriander, cumin, black pepper, cayenne pepper, fennel seeds, ginger, cardamom, cloves and nutmeg. It is amazing stuff and it gives so much incredible flavor to salmon steaks without overpowering the flavor of the fish itself. I don’t think of it as spicy, either, even though there is some cayenne pepper in the spice blend, so you don’t need to worry about that if you are sensitive to spicy dishes (or your kids balk at them like mine do). If you don’t already have garam masala in your cupboard, your regular grocery store probably carries it in their spice aisle (I have never had a problem finding it at my local grocery store) or you could just order it on Amazon. I know sometimes with spices like these I wonder whether I will use it for any other dishes to justify buying another bottle to go in my cupboard at home, but this one is totally worth it and you will use it in other recipes as well, like the chicken tikka masala that I will post about on here soon.
You could absolutely use salmon fillets if you prefer and the method of preparation would be the same although you would want to watch your cooking time since the edges of fillets can cook faster and get dry more easily than a salmon steak if you aren’t careful. Regardless, I would recommend cooking the salmon with the skin on. I feel like it helps keep the fish nice and moist instead of drying out and it just really seems to give better flavor to the salmon overall than when I have cooked with skinless fillets. Serve it with grilled veggies and you have a super healthy, quick and yummy dinner that can be on the table in less than 15 minutes!
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