Crispy Skin Salmon with Stir-Fried Greens

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Crispy Skin Salmon with Stir-Fried Greens

Positive Vitality’s Crispy Skin Salmon with Stir-Fried Greens is Gluten Free, Paleo and Ketogenic.

Crispy Skin Salmon with Stir-Fried Greens is a low carb high fat dinner idea, full of nutrients and omega 3 fats


(4 portions)

  • 4 Salmon Steaks
  • 6 cups Leafy Greens (like kale, spinach, beet greens, collad greens, cabbage), chopped
  • 40g Butter
  • Himalayan Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Chilly Flakes
  • dash Olive Oil
  • Lemon Juice


  1. Pat the salmon steaks with a little olive oil, season and place skin-side down in the frying pan with half of the butter.
  2. Leave them for 2 minutes to get really crispy then check how they’re doing. They’ll want around 4 minutes on the skin side and 1 minute on the other.
  3. Wash and chop your greens. Fry on the same pan with the rest of the butter, and seasoning.
  4. Serve with a side salad, like Sauerkraut Salad

Health Benefits: 

Salmon provides important amounts of the antioxidant amino acid taurine. Salmon is an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D and selenium. It is a good source of niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus and vitamin B6. It is also a good source of choline, pantothenic acid, biotin and potassium.

Omega 3 fatty acids are a type of essential fatty acid. The body cannot make them on its own and requires intake from food or vitamins in order to supply the nutrients. Omega 3 promotes healthy joints and skin, reduces the risk of heart disease and aids in neurological development.

Salmon contains up to 58 percent of the daily required intake of protein per 4-ounce serving. Salmon contains essential amino acids that promote growth and help maintain muscle tissue mass. The protein found in salmon helps the body maintain metabolism at levels to promote weight loss. Eating salmon three or more days a week will also help you feel full longer.

Leafy greens are full of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting phytochemicals. They are rich in fiber, an important nutrient for weight loss and maintenance because it keeps you feeling full and helps control your hunger. Fiber can also lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and help to temper blood-sugar swings by slowing the absorption of carbohydrates into your bloodstream after meals. This lowers your risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Leafy greens also contain a lot of water, which helps keep you hydrated and contributes to beautiful skin and hair.

Some leafy greens, like collards and kale, are particularly rich in calcium, which helps keep your teeth and bones strong and reduces your overall risk for osteoporosis. Calcium also contributes to muscle function and blood-pressure management. Leafy greens contain potassium as well, which further protects against osteoporosis and helps manage blood-pressure levels.

The antioxidants like vitamin C, lutein, and zeaxanthin that are contained in leafy greens may help reduce your risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. Vitamin C helps the body make collagen too; collagen is a major component of cartilage that aids in joint flexibility, may reduce your risk of arthritis, and keeps your skin and hair healthy and beautiful. Research shows vitamin C may also slow bone loss and decrease the risk of fractures.

Leafy greens that contain beta-carotene, such as collard greens, spinach, and Swiss chard, contribute to the growth and repair of the body’s tissues. Beta-carotene may also protect your skin against sun damage. Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body, and food sources of beta-carotene are the best way to get your vitamin A fix, since extremely high doses of vitamin A in supplements can be toxic and lead to bone, liver, and neural disorders as well as birth defects. Food sources of beta-carotene are entirely safe, though, since the body regulates how much beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A.

By | 2017-06-05T08:05:10+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Dinner, Ketogenic, Paleo, Recipes|Comments Off on Crispy Skin Salmon with Stir-Fried Greens

About the Author:

Ola Van Zyl is Owner of Positive Vitality Nutritional Therapy, Health Coach, Corporate Nutrition Specialist, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Public Speaker. Ola is a graduate of the Institute of Health Sciences in Nutritional Therapy, Dietary Counselling and Functional Sports Nutrition. She is a member of Nutritional Therapists of Ireland. In her work Ola applies the latest theories and research in nutrition, functional medicine and coaching to achieve optimum health. She works with groups and individuals, helping them to gain more energy, to lose weight, to manage stress, improve sleep quality and mood, as well as increase physical performance. Ola believes that nutrition is the key to long and vibrant live and she is very passionate about creating nutritious and delicious recipes to encourage healthy eating.