Monday, August 20, 2012

Sweet & Tangy Paleo BBQ Sauce


My new favorite Paleo Barbecue sauce! Particularly good on skinless, boneless chicken thighs! I make a batch in advance and keep it in the refrigerator. Honestly I have been craving this on a weekly basis! Enjoy these precious last few weeks of Summer with some good ole fashioned BBQ!

(Makes about 4 cups of BBQ sauce)
2 6-oz cans of tomato paste
1 1/4 C agave nectar
1/2 C apple cider vinegar
3 T Dijon-style mustard
2 T olive oil
2 T *coconut aminos
2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. sea salt

Combine all ingredients and mix well! I let some sauce sit on the chicken a bit before barbecuing, and brush some on the chicken as needed while barbecuing. Delicious!
Hope you enjoy!

*Coconut Aminos is my absolute favorite soy-free seasoning sauce. You can find it at most health food stores. Brand name: Coconut Secret.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Prosciutto Wrapped Alaskan Cod

Easy. Delicious. Paleo. Elegant. Nutritious... and Quick!
This really was an unbelievably quick and easy way to add a special elegance to an ordinary weeknight  dinner! A simple stop at Trader Joe's for THREE ingredients and voila!
Wild caught Alaskan cod, spinach and prosciutto... dinner in minutes. Enjoy.


2-4 Alaskan Cod fillets
2-4 slices prosciutto
1 bag pre-washed, trimmed spinach
1 yellow onion
1 T olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper
Fresh lemon or lemon juice

Heat broiler. Season cod fillets with sea salt and pepper. Wrap one slice prosciutto around each piece of fish. Place seam side down on a baking sheep about 4-6 inches away from heat. Broil until prosciutto is browned and starts to crisp, about 8-10 minutes. If prosciutto starts to crisp too much before the fish is done, move fish to center of the oven and cook just a little longer, until fish is opaque throughout.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a pan and saute the onion. When onion is translucent, add the entire bag of spinach and cook until wilted and tender. Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve with the cod fillets!

Hope you enjoy!

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