Simple Paleo Salmon
Paleo, Keto, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Minimal Ingredients, 15 Minute Meal, Easy to Execute
This simple Paleo salmon is so simple!! You only need three ingredients and 15-minutes to execute this easy Paleo weeknight meal.
Before you go out and buy yourself a salmon filet, take some time to read ‘How to Choose the Best Salmon.’ This article will help you source the best kinds of salmon and also where to purchase it.
My big AHA moment happened a few years ago when I realized the ‘fresh Atlantic’ salmon I was purchasing wasn’t really fresh at all – it was freshly farm-raised.
Commercial and recreational fishing for Atlantic salmon in the United States is prohibited. That is why you’ll only find farm-raised Atlantic salmon in the U.S.
So when you see Atlantic salmon at the supermarket, think farm-raised.
Most of the time, I can find sockeye or coho salmon on sale at our local health food store for the same price as Atlantic salmon per pound. I’d love to eat salmon once a week, but we both know neither one of our budgets can afford that. I typically think when I make salmon, its a special meal for us.
This recipe calls for fresh sockeye salmon, but you can surely use king, coho, or pink.
You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety for more helpful tips and tricks you’d typically by-pass. Or, if you are feeling lucky, jump to the recipe below and get started!
Either way, I’d love to hear how your salmon turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.
How to Make Simple Paleo Salmon
Fancy up any dinner with this simple 15-minute recipe with minimal ingredients – perfect for a quick weeknight meal or date night!
1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and place salmon skin side down.
2. Brush the salmon filet with avocado oil and season with freshly ground sea salt and black pepper.
Tip: Avocado has a high smoke point, so cooking with it is the preferred choice when compared to other Paleo-approved oils.
3. Bake in the preheated oven for 13 to 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.
4. Remove the salmon filet from the oven and cut into 4 to 6-ounce portions and serve with optional lemon slices.
Tip: Serve with a side of my favorite side dish Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Beets, and Bacon! The roasted vegetables and bacon bits compliments this simple salmon perfectly.
How to Store Simple Paleo Salmon
Salmon can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Leftover salmon can be used to top over your favorite salad or meal prep for a few lunches in advance, paired with your favorite vegetables.
Essential Equipment for Making Simple Paleo Salmon
More 15-Minute Paleo Meals
Tuna Salad – This simple dish can be thrown together in less than 5-minutes and toppled over a bed of leafy greens or wrapped in lettuce.
Paleo Corn Dogs – Treat your kids and yourself with these reinvented Paleo corn dogs!
More Paleo Fish Recipes
Basic Staples for Making Simple Paleo Salmon
Salmon – Shop for salmon at your local dedicated fish market or farmers market. Fish from these sources are likely to be fresh compared to purchasing at the grocery store. Read more about how to choose the right salmon here.
Avocado Oil – Avocado oil is perfect for cooking at high temperatures because of it’s high smoke point.
Sea Salt – Everyone has their opinion on the best sea salt, so use whatever’s in your kitchen.
Black Pepper – I prefer freshly ground black pepper, but use whatever’s in your kitchen!
Simple Paleo Salmon
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and place salmon skin side down.
- Brush the salmon filet with avocado oil and season with freshly ground sea salt and black pepper.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 13 to 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.
- Remove the salmon filet from the oven and cut into 4 to 6-ounce portions and serve with optional lemon slices.
Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.