Thursday, June 7, 2012

SPICY HALIBUT COBB SALAD



We were on day 6 of the Whole30 when we decided to have ourselves a lighter dinner. We thought--fish! Of course, because that is light? Not when you have it piled on top of this enormous cobb salad.  I wanted a firm white fish I could serve in big chunks and that would hold up to some southwest seasonings. Halibut is your best bet for this, however it is expensive. Mine was $22/lb -- yikes. Here is my best tip for saving $$ on a strict paleo diet:
Flirt with your butcher. I ended up paying $13 for the whole pound. Haha. Okay my husband was a little mad...but then again I saved $9. You could always go with turbot or tilapia, but it won't be chunky; it'll be flakey. The recipe for the spicy halibut follows along with the easiest and most delicious dressing you will ever make. Seriously, it is stupid how good this creamy balsamic is. 


I added alot of stuff to this salad, but here is the base.
4 cups spring mix
avocado, cubed
carrots, sliced
1 hard boiled egg, sliced
red onions, chopped
1 vine tomato, chopped
2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
handful toasted walnuts
1 Tbsp unsweetened dried cranberries
Spicy Halibut chunks
Creamy Balsamic Dressing

Spicy Halibut:
Serves 2-3
1 lb halibut, cut into 1" cubes
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 Tbsp Coconut oil

Mix the spices together in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the halibut chunks and massage all over. Let it sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium high. Add the fish in a single layer. After about 2-3 minutes, flip and cook another 2-3 minutes until the fish has a nice crust and begins to flake. Serve over cobb salad. 

Easy Creamy Balsamic Dressing:
1 1/2 Tbsp full fat Coconut Milk 
2 Tbsp good quality aged Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tbsp good quality Extra Virgin Olive oil
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper

Add all ingredients in a jar or sealable container. Shake shake shake! This dressing is almost too easy and you won't believe how delicious it is. Enjoy! 




1 comment:

  1. The recipe for the spicy halibut follows along with the easiest and most delicious dressing you will ever make. Seriously, it is stupid how good this creamy balsamic is.

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