Looking for a simple, healthful, low-carb dinner recipe?
The Blackened Salmon with Cajun Garlicky Kale from my cookbook,
The Quintessential Kale Cookbook is a fabulous paleo-friendly, keto
Once upon a time, I wrote a cookbook called, Let Them Eat Kale!.
Do you remember it?
It was the second cookbook I wrote (the first being Delicious Probiotic Drinks) and was
published back in 2014. I wanted to bring it back into the
limelight, as my publisher and I re-released it back in January
with some changes!
It was released under a new title, The Quintessential Kale
Cookbook. Lettuce discuss!
The Quintessential Kale Cookbook:
First and foremost, we changed the title of the book from Let
Them Eat Kale! To The Quintessential Kale
Cookbook. The cover photo is now
different (brighter and more attractive, I might add). I also
revised some of the recipes, re-edited or re-shot all of the photos
and added an additional 15 recipes (bonus chapter!).
The book now includes 90 recipes all featuring our favorite
superfood: kale! There are recipes for breakfast, dinner, soups,
salads, and sauces. Don’t worry, I skipped the dessert section.
When I was developing recipes for the book way back in 2013 and
2014, my mission was to be sure they were practical and tasty. Kale
can easily be added to most meals, so my mission was to demonstrate
how seamlessly kale (and virtually all vegetables) can be added to
meals, bumping up the nutrient density.
In this sense, the recipes in The Quintessential Kale
Cookbook are great staples for keeping a healthful diet and are
straight-forward enough to whip up on any weeknight.
One of my favorite recipes from the book continues to be this
Blackened Salmon with Cajun Garlicky Kale.
It’s so quick, easy, nutritious, and perfect for throwing
together after work. I find when I get overly hungry, I have a
tendency to go for the quickest thing I can possibly put in my
face. This is one of those meals that comes together lightning
quick to help calm the hangry monster ASAHP.
PLUS it has that date night appeal, because salmon makes
everything fancy, right?
Cooking salmon in a skillet is super easy! I love that it crisps
up the skin so you get the crispy-on-the-outside yet still
tender-on-the-inside effect. If you prefer cooking your salmon in
the oven, be sure to check out My Go-To
Crispy Salmon Recipe. If grilling is your preference, take a
looksy at The Only
Grilled Salmon Recipe You’ll Ever Need.
Plus that garlicky kale is something to write home about!
If you prefer making spice blends at home rather than
store-bought, you can whip up your own Cajun seasoning blend.
How to Make Cajun Seasoning:
Simply stir together the following ingredients in a bowl until
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 3/4 tsp ground sage
- 3/4 tsp black pepper
Well let’s hop to it! I hope you enjoy this meal as much as I
And please be sure to…
Check out The Quintessential Kale
Cookbook on Amazon!
Source: FS – All – Food and Nutrition Blogs
Blackened Salmon with Cajun Garlicky Kale