This Spring, I’m focused on providing Spring Green-ing recipes; simple upgrades, replacements, and substitutions for favorite foods that don’t serve your body well. As an allergy-laden foodie, I have made it my mission to find delicious and nutrient-rich replacements for all the foods I’m unable to consume. Struggle with allergies? Or, feeding friends who have intolerances and preferred avoidances? Then, I hope you find delight in this series!
Do you miss those crispy breaded chicken tenders? Does the word breaded make you crave bakery croissants and the crusty edges of toast? Do you drive by the Drive-Thru slowly, filled with memories? Do you linger just to get some allergen-free wafts of flavor? Same.
This week, I’m pleased to share two allergen-friendly brands in my comfort-food creations: Paleo Powder and Enjoy Life Foods.
This has been my go-to for allergen-friendly baking goods since day 1. And, their new lentil chips surprised me. I half-expected them to taste and have a lentil mouth-feel, but the taste profile is definitely like a salted baked chip. Now, I’m not allergic to potato chips, but this high-fiber alternative was a creative way to expand my palette.
This brand makes incredible spice blends that I’ve baked into my weekly frittata and spiced my chicken tenders with. But, Paleo Powder has a new grain-free coating mix that contains a powerful flavor for anything you would normally bread. They use a mix of nuts, seeds & spices – the mix I used had coconut too!
With some quarantine and creative juices, I’ve nixed the melancholy for my Mom’s original pank0-crusted salmon with this appetizing allergen-free version of the entree. It’s hitting the pan on the reg and producing big smiles around the table. I think you’ll find it does the same for your household. Naturally free of peanut, egg, gluten, dairy, soy, sugar, low-carb, and low FODMAP.
Pro tip: Use a wild salmon for a boost of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.
Re-Len(til)less spicy crusted salmon
Bringing spicy comfort back to your plate with allergen-friendly considerations
Crush your bag of chips, it's so therapeutic.
Cover a baking tray with foil.
Pre-heat oven to 400F degrees.
Rinse the salmon, pat dry, and place on the foil.
Mix Paleo Powder seasoned coating mix & spices in a small bowl. In another bowl combine the melted ghee, chili sauce & lemon juice.
Spread the salmon with this mixture.
Carefully press the dry mix onto the wet mix.
Pat each salmon piece to better adhere to the “crust” to the chicken.
Place tray in the center of the oven.
Bake 15 minutes, until a white crust begins to seep out.
Enjoy over rice, roasted veggies or cauliflower rice. I'm not the boss of your plate, you are!
The ingredients for this recipe were provided by Enjoy Life Foods + Paleo Powder, but the opinions and recipe creation are 100% my own.