Friday, September 25, 2015

BBQ Salmon BLT Salad

Ooh-la-la!!!  With our love of fresh salad and fresh seafood, this was a non sequitur to an entree salad.  Easy to make and oh-so-good for you.  Thank you again, IowaGirl, for a lovely dinner.


2 (4-6 oz) salmon fillets
1/2 lemon
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp black pepper
3 slices bacon
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1 avocado, chopped
Choice of greens: Mixed, spring, romaine, kale combo

Preheat oven to 400F.  Add smoked paprika, salt, brown sugar, and pepper to a small dish then mix to combine and set aside.

Place bacon in a large, cold cast iron or other oven-safe skillet then turn heat to medium and cook until bacon is crisp.  Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain then chop when cooled.  Remove all but 1 Tbsp bacon grease from the skillet then turn the heat up to medium-high.

Squeeze lemon juice over salmon then sprinkle seasoning mix generously on top and rub in lightly.  Add salmon to skillet skin side up then saute for 2 minutes.  Flip then saute for 3 minutes, and then place the entire skillet into the preheated oven and bake for 6 minutes.

Divide lettuce between two plates then top with chopped bacon, tomatoes, avocado, and BBQ salmon.  Serve with your favorite salad dressing (Kristin recommends Italian, balsamic vinaigrette, or basil vinaigrette).

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