Wonderfully Wild Salmon, Zoodles, and Cauliflower Steak

One of our favorite Face Food meals yet!!! This is so delicious that just like the weekend, you will never want it to end.  Great way to celebrate Friday.  The wild organic salmon can be a bit pricier but has the best taste and the most nutrients.  Very worth it!! 

Ingredients

Cooking Instructions

Cauliflower Steaks

Cut the cauliflower into “steaks” - thick slices along the circumference of the cauliflower. Brush grape seed oil onto one side and sprinkle cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.  Heat a frying pan with two tablespoons of grape seed oil and when hot place cauliflower steaks in pan condiment side down.  Cook for three minutes on high heat until golden brown.  Turn over and continue to cook for another three minutes.

Zucchini Noodles or as we call them Zoodles

Spiralize two medium zucchini. (if you don’t have a spiralizer you can use your vegetable peeler to make zucchini ribbons)  Place two tablespoons of olive oil in the frying pan and heat to just under smoking temperature.  Place zoodles in pan and toss so that they are all coated. cook for at least four minutes until wilted but still retaining its shape.  DO NOT SALT AND Pepper until you take it the zoodles out of the pan.  Salting while the zoodles are cooking will make them soggy.

Wild Organic Salmon 

Cut into two inch wide steaks.  Heat olive oil in small frying pan. Salt and pepper both sides of the salmon.  Place into frying pan and cook for 1 1/2 minutes and then turn over for another 1 ½ (this will give you medium cooked salmon).  Add a couple of splashes of both the Ponzu sauce and citrus sauce. Remove salmon and place on plate.  Increase heat on sauce and add lemon juice from half a lemon and a bit of butter.  Pour over salmon.

What Makes it Healthy?

Wild Salmon 

Salmon Nutritional Facts - 4 oz

  • Vitamin B12 (236% daily recommended value)
  • Vitamin D (127%)
  • Selenium (78.3%)
  • Vitamin B3 (56.3%)
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids (55%)
  • Protein (53.1%)
  • Phosphorus (52.1%)
  • Vitamin B6 (37.6%)
  • Iodine (21.3%
  • Choline (19.2%)
  • Vitamin B5 (18.4%)
  • Biotin (15.1%)
  • Potassium (14%)

As one of the highest sources of omega 3 fats, this wild salmon will help your skin remain elastic, supple, and glowing.   The carotenoid anti-oxidants of astaxanthin found in salmon can also reduce the effects of free radical damage.  Read about other ways Salmon can be healthy for your heart, bones, joints, brain etc., here.

Cauliflower

Fights off cell damage and provides anti-inflammatory benefits for our beautiful faces! Yes please! As a high source of antioxidants that helps us maintain our youthful glow and fight off free radicals. As you can see it’s a very high source of Vitamin C and A, but it also has a list of phytonutrients like Beta-carotene, that support antioxidants and help lower the oxidative stress in our cells. It is also an excellent source of vitamin K, which is a direct regulator of our inflammatory response as well as nutrients that make it great for detoxification. Read about other benefits in this informative article by Dr. Axe.

Zucchini

Zucchini is amazing because it’s very low in calories, very high in nutrients (17 calories per 100 g) and contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. Its peel is good source of dietary fiber  Its also leaves you feeling full and hydrated (high water content) which make it particularly good for your skin.  The way we make it also ensure you keep the skin, which is a good source of fiber.

One thing to note is that while there are antioxidants in zucchinis (more in the golden skinned varieties),  compared to other foods we like to eat (like berries), the quantity is underwhelming.  So this delicious and low cal side dish simply helps us as a hydrating, healthy, and low carb alternative to things like pasta.

This meal is so healthy for your skin and face but also has other wide ranging benefits.  We hope you try it and love it as much as we do.   We love to take our favorite side dishes and mix and match them with other scrumptious proteins depending on our mood that day.  Get creative and please comment any suggestions, tweeks, or opinions below :)! Happy Face Food Friday!!

Source: http://draxe.com