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A curated collection of recipes for type 1 and type 2 diabetes by a diabetes educator and nutritionist, complete with nutritional information.

Crispy Skin Salmon With Pesto Cauliflower Rice

Adapted from source: https://perfectketo.com/crispy-skin-salmon-pesto-cauliflower-rice/#recipe


  • 6 salmon filets (8 oz each)
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tsp Red Boat Fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts
  • Juice of 2 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 scoops Almond flour
  • 6 cups frozen riced cauliflower


    1. Add coconut aminos, fish sauce, and olive oil to a dish.
    2. Pat your salmon filets dry and place the meat side down on the marinade.
    3. Sprinkle the skin with a little salt. Let them sit for 20 minutes while you prep the rest of the meal.
    4. Heat a large cast iron skillet on medium heat.
    5. Peel and dice your garlic, and add it to the bowl of a blender or food processor. Add in the basil, hemp hearts, lemon juice, salt, olive oil, and almond flour. Pulse to combine.
    6. In a skillet, heat your cauliflower rice to thaw. Add a few spoonfuls of the pesto you just made, sprinkle with a little salt, and stir it in. Lower the heat and keep it warm while you cook the salmon.
    7. Once your cast iron has come to a temperature, add in the butter. Let it melt and spread it evenly over the skillet.
    8. Place your salmon skin side down in the skillet. Cook here for about five minutes, until the edges of the meat begin to look cooked. If your salmon fillets are thick, it will take a little bit longer. Flip your salmon over and pour in the rest of the marinade from the plate. Sear here for one to two minutes.
    9. Remove from heat and serve over pesto cauliflower rice.
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