Paleo Asian Inspired Salmon

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  • 4 x 125g salmon fillets, skinless, pin-boned
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. raw coconut aminos
  • 1 lemongrass, bruised, chopped into thirds
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 2 tsp ginger, finely grated
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Sea salt & pepper
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • ½ cup coriander leaves


  1. Place salmon in a large ceramic dish.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, add 1/4 cup chicken stock, 1/4 cup coconut aminos, lemon grass, chilli, garlic, honey, ginger and sesame oil, stir until combined. Pour marinade over salmon. Cover and place in fridge for 15-60 minutes (the longer the better).
  3. Preheat oven to 180C and line a large tray with baking paper.
  4. Remove salmon from marinade and place on the tray. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the fish is just cooked through.
  5. Meanwhile, pour remaining marinade from salmon into a small pan. Add the rest of the chicken stock and coconut aminos. Over low heat, gently simmer for 5-10 minutes or until slightly thickened, add lime juice and stir. Remove lemongrass and pour sauce into a small jug. Taste and season accordingly.
  6. Carefully transfer salmon to a serving platter. Pour sauce over salmon and garnish with spring onions and coriander leaves. Serve with Asian vegetables if desired.

Let’s talk about salmon. A super food given to us by mother nature. In its purest form (not farmed) salmon is one of the most nutrient dense and nourishing foods we can eat. Salmon is loaded with protein and Omega 3’s, both DHA and EPA, resulting in numerous health benefits. My favourite one, it makes you smart…. well apparently!! No really it does, there’s a lot of research to support this.

Whether you are trying to be extra smart, or simply after a quick and easy meal, this Asian Inspired Salmon is for you. The combination of citrus and spice, with the richness of the salmon is amazing.

Here at Primal Sydney we serve this dish with anything our heart desires. Steamed Asian vegetables go perfectly, cauliflower rice or even sweet potato mash. For all the Paleo-ISH people, white boiled rice is a winner too. Either way, this Asian Inspired Salmon is a dish, which can go with anything.

Recipe submitted by Primal Sydney