This paleo grilled salmon is an easy go-to for dinner in a rush. Throw it on the BBQ when it’s too stinking hot to cook indoors. Versatile and easy, it can be served atop a salad, (Caesar is my fave) or with veggies and ranch! You can also put it atop some zucchini noodles for a pasta substitute!
I am uncomfortable. It’s been hot here, which I can absolutely live with. I have lived in this area my whole life and highs of 42C (107-ish F) are just fine with me. But my body is revolting; I have heat rash, or maybe a sunscreen reaction under my breasts. It’s never fun to have a rash of any sort. And this one is less than flattering for bikini weather. I am carrying around a few extra pounds, which makes me even more uncomfortable, but that is a story for another day.
The reason I am uncomfortable is that I’m not sleeping. Have you ever been hit by a bout of insomnia? Suffered that feeling of total exhaustion, but when you lie down sleep eludes you? Hours spent tangled in sheets, tossing and turning; willing sleep to come?
I have tried: mindful breathing, meditating, yoga, a calcium magnesium supplement, no screen time, white noise, ice pack in my pillow, lavender spray, and a Deepak Chopra deep sleep seminar. Still, I have either been up for (or still awake) at sunrise. On the bright side, the sunrises have been gorgeous. I find it hard not to get angry about not being able to sleep, which makes it worse. I am curious as to why I am having such a hard time sleeping? Stress? Hormone imbalance? A repressed and unconscious desire to see sunrises? Whatever it may be, I would like it to stop. How have you dealt with insomnia? Lay it on me!
I did grill up some salmon; so great with scrambled eggs, salad, or just on its own with steamed veggies, my favorite dinner in a rush!
Paleo Grilled Salmon
- Yield: 2 lb salmon 1x
This Paleo grilled salmon is an easy go-to for dinner in a rush. Throw it on the BBQ when it’s too stinking hot to cook indoors. Versatile and easy, can be served atop a salad, (Caesar is my fave) or with veggies and ranch! You can also put it atop some zucchini noodles for a pasta substitute!
- 2 lbs fresh or frozen wild salmon
- 2 tsp fresh dill, chopped
- 1 tsp butter or ghee
- 1 lemon cut into slices
- salt and pepper
- Place a length of tinfoil down, place salmon skin side down in the center.
- Lightly massage the butter onto the salmon skin.
- Sprinkle fresh dill overtop
- Place thinly sliced lemon overtop of the dill, (I put a couple underneath the skin as well so the skin doesn’t stick to the tinfoil).
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper
- Pull the sides of the tinfoil up to make a tent, and roll the ends to keep the steam in.
- Fire up the grill, and grill on medium heat for 10 min per pound, a little longer for especially thick salmon steaks.
Be careful not to cook salmon for too long or too hot, you want it opaque but not dried out!
- Category: Grill
Hi Holley! It’s a heat wave today in Buffalo – 57 degrees or 13 in CA speak. So had a salmon filet and some left over dill and lemon from the tzatziki sauce, beautiful Sunday dinner!
Sounds Amazing! I eating Raj’s butter chicken, and counting down the hours until I can eat cheese!! ☺
I know, one more day, damn you leap year!