Friday, January 8, 2010


This time of year, my nails, hair, and skin can become so dry. What a great excuse to eat one of the healthiest foods on the planet - avocado. The good fats supplied by this gorgeous fruit can not be duplicated. This avocado remoulade is a sort of "mayonnaise" without all the un-pronounce-able ingredients and trans fats you find in a mayo jar. The taste is absolutely delightful. It can be used in a thousand ways, as long as you eat it all up once you prepare it. (Avocadoes do turn brown - if they last that long.)
Ingredients:• 2 large avocados, cut and peeled
• 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (you can substitute lemon juice)
• 3‐4 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 tablespoon minced shallots or green onion
• 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard or to taste (no sugar – check the label)
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 1 1/2 to 2 pounds of wild caught salmon fillets
• Coconut Oil
Preparation:1) Put avocado pieces and lime juice into a food processor or blender and pulse until blended.
2) Slowly add olive oil, pulsing, until you reach desired consistency of sauce.
3) Add minced shallots (or green onions) and parsley, pulse just until combined.
4) Remove to a bowl, add mustard, salt and pepper to taste.
5) Coat the bottom of a sauté pan with coconut oil. (Earth Chef or Green Pan Cookware is the only non‐stick cookware I recommend. It is available at Zellers in Canada or Target in the United States.)
6) Season both sides of the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
7) Carefully lay the salmon into the pan, skin side down first.
8) Cook the salmon until it is done, and flakes easily when pressed with a fork (approximately 4 to 6 minutes per side).
9) Serve salmon with avocado remoulade sauce.
Serves 4