Pistachio Crusted Salmon

The perfect recipe for a date-night in, for the whole family or just yourself! I love preparing salmon with pistachios because the nuttiness compliments the fish’s natural flavors, plus it comes together in under 20 minutes (and looks like it took you hours!).

Link for the exact salmon I used: https://www.sizzlefish.com/collections/salmon/products/king-salmon

 

Yield: 2-3 servings

 

Ingredients:

3 (4-6 oz) pieces of salmon (thawed if frozen)

2 Tbsp Dijon mustard

1/2 cup pistachios, shelled and chopped finely

Salt and pepper, to taste

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place salmon pieces on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Spread each piece with a smooth layer of mustard.
  3. Press the chopped pistachios onto each piece of salmon.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until salmon is tender and pistachios are lightly browned.

 

Southwestern Halibut Tacos

The perfect dish for Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesday or any type of celebration! The wild-caught halibut from Sizzle Fish makes these tacos irresistible! Link for the exact fish I used here: https://www.sizzlefish.com/collections/halibut/products/alaskan-halibut
Yield: 2-3 servings

 

Ingredients:

2-3 (4-6 oz) pieces of halibut (thawed if frozen)

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp taco seasoning (or a mix of cumin, paprika, garlic, chili powder)

4-6 whole-wheat tortillas

Toppings: shredded cabbage, sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, sliced scallions, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado.

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place halibut pieces onto a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Evenly sprinkle with seasoning.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until firm.
  4. Lightly flake the fish into pieces and place into tortillas. Top with desired toppings!

 

Ginger Soy Salmon

This dish is perfect for those nights you are craving take out, but want something a little more homemade. An easy 4 ingredient sauce packs this dish with flavor, but comes together in less than 20 minutes!

Link for the exact salmon I used: https://www.sizzlefish.com/collections/salmon/products/king-salmon

 

Yield: 2-3 servings

 

Ingredients:

3 (4-6 oz) pieces of salmon, defrosted if frozen

3 Tbsp honey

3 Tbsp soy sauce

1 Tbsp sesame oil

1 tsp fresh ginger, minced (or 1/2 tsp dried)

Sesame seeds, optional

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place the pieces of salmon (skin side down) onto a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, stir the rest of the ingredients together.  Microwave for 30 seconds or until honey has dissolved.
  3. Pour the sauce mixture over the salmon and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until firm and fully cooked.

No Bake Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Yield: 8-10 cookies

 

Ingredients:

1/3 cup nut butter (peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, almond butter, cashew butter)

2 Tbsp coconut oil

1/3 cup chocolate chips

1 cup oats

1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes

 

Directions:

  1. In a small sauce pan, melt the nut butter, coconut oil and chocolate chips together over low heat, stirring constantly. Turn off the heat once melted.
  2. Stir in the oats and coconut flakes and stir until evenly coated.
  3. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, spoon 2 Tbsp sized mounds of the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Refrigerate or freeze for 15-20 minutes or until hardened.

Crunchy Roasted Chick Peas

Ingredients:

1 can chick peas, drained and rinsed

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 tsp garlic powder (or seasoning of choice)

1/2 tsp salt

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Toss chick peas in the olive oil and seasonings. Evenly spread the chick peas onto a baking sheet.
  3. Roast the chick peas for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are browned and crispy.
  4. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Peanut Butter Banana Blender Pancakes

Ingredients:

1 banana

1 egg

1 cup oats

1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)

2 Tbsp powdered peanut butter (or regular peanut butter)

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp vanilla

 

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor until smooth (1-2 minutes).
  2. Heat a greased skillet over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup sized circles of batter into the pan, about 2 inches apart. Cook 2-3 minutes or until small bubbles appear, flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  3. Top with fresh fruit, peanut butter and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey!

Thai Noodle Salad

This noodle salad can be served chilled or warm, plus you can add any veggies you have on hand!

 

Yield: 6-8 servings

 

Ingredients:

3 cups assorted veggies, sliced thin (I used cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, celery and snap peas)

1 pound spaghetti, cooked according to box instructions

1/4 cup sunflower seed butter (or peanut butter)

2 Tbsp rice vinegar

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp fresh or dried ginger

1/4 cup water

 

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl toss together the veggies and pasta until fully incorporated.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine the rest of the ingredients until smooth. If the dressing is too thick, add more water to thin.
  3. Pour dressing over pasta and veggies. Toss to coat completely. Serve at room temperature, or place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours and serve cold.