So this turned out to be the yummiest dish! I had to pat myself on the back 🙂 This meal is so packed with vitamins, antioxidants, omega 3’s and flavorful goodness it’s crazy! The trick to this incredibly moist, flavorful salmon is to pan sear it in some coconut oil and then loosely wrap it in tin foil with the edges pinched tightly closed. Place it right on the burner to steam in all the flavors of the sweet citrus Oro Blanco grapefruit and earthy rosemary. Set it on top of some garlic and citrus infused kale and oh my heavens! Have I talked it up enough?
2-4 salmon fillets, rinsed and patted dry
1 Oro Blanco grapefruit, 4 slices the rest reserved
2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary or about 1/2-1 tsp. dried rosemary per fillet
1 bunch kale, stems removed and roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp. coconut oil
sea salt and pepper to taste
Start by heating a tablespoon of coconut oil in a large nonstick skillet. Rotate the pan to get the oil evenly distributed. Season both sides of the fillets with salt and pepper and place in the hot skillet to sear for two minutes each side. If you try to turn the salmon too soon it may stick. Once they’re seared remove skillet from heat and place salmon on a piece of tin foil.
Don’t stack them on top of each other. Give everyone a spot. Top each salmon fillet with fresh chopped rosemary leaves, stems removed or dried rosemary and a slice of Oro Blanco. Place another piece of foil loosely on top and pinch the edges closed. Now just put the tin foil package right on the burner (medium – medium/low heat) and watch it slowly puff up like a pillow. Let it vapor cook for about 3 minutes (you’ll smell when it’s ready) before removing it from the heat.
In the same skillet you seared the fish in heat another tablespoon coconut oil and garlic. Throw in the kale and turn to coat. Squeeze the juice from the reserved half of the Oro Blanco grapefruit and let the kale wilt and shrink down by half, but still bright green. Place a nice helping of garlic kale on the plate topped with a salmon fillet and it’s Oro Blanco friend.
Serve and savor immediately 🙂