A day is bound to come when we crave the richness of certain foods that allow us to unbutton our pants and sit back and sigh in satiation. Comfort foods have gotten a bad rep over the years. When you think comfort you want grandmas mac and cheese, mom’s butter chicken, or dad’s bbq, basically foods filled with love AND the richness of major fat cals. It no longer has to be that way though. With more and more people stepping back to primal and paleo foods, comfort is getting a makeover and Julie and Charles Mayfield are part of the revolution. Their book “Paleo Comfort Foods” is giving comfort a new look, with foods that not only give you the warm and fuzzies but are also good for you.
There is no better day for a comfort meal than a rainy day. Today’s meal came right out of “Paleo comfort foods” and consisted of one my favorite protein sources – Salmon. Not only does this fish taste delicious (when done right) it also nourishes the body with Omega 3s, protein, and bioactive peptides. All in all a great food source to consume. Enjoy and stay dry!
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Cedar- Plank Chipotle Salmon
- cedar plank, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes
1 ½ pounds salmon filet
1 teaspoon chipotle pepper powder
½ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Set up grill for indirect medium-high heat
- Remove bones from salmon and rinse in cold water, pat dry and place on cedar plank
- Mix chipotle, pepper, and sale in small bowl
- Spread mixture over fish
- Place on grill for 25-30 minutes, heat to 135-140 degrees F
Remove and serve immediately (with an amazing side of veggies)
(Optional: enjoy with a glass of Banshee Pinot Noir, a new found vino for me and I love it!)