Looking for a healthy dinner idea? What could be better than Salmon paired with homemade lime coconut butter?
Salmon is amazingly good for you. Its healthy fats are good for your brain, heart, eyes and bones just to name a few. Recent research has even shown that those Omega 3s are good for keeping you in a good mood!
Same goes for Limes. They are a great source of Vitamin C, and are good for your skin, digestion, heart and for promoting weight loss.
And anyway, we like that pink salmon with those green limes. Very Lily Pulitzer, and perfectly preppy! A good look for the beach, and dare we say, for heading back to school.
We took a traditional Salmon with a compound butter (fancy way of saying butter squished together with seasonings), and changed it up by substituting coconut butter. The coconut butter (which is just pureed coconut basically) is much healthier and adds to that beachy flavor profile:
Seared Salmon With Lime-Coconut Butter
4 5-6 ounce salmon filets
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons softened coconut butter
1 teaspoon lime zest
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons olive oil
Season salmon filets with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, combine coconut butter, lime zest, juice, honey, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Transfer butter to a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap up plastic jelly roll style so you have one log of butter. (You should be able to cut it into four even pieces.) Chill in the fridge.
Heat a cast-iron skillet to a medium heat. Once the skillet is hot, add olive oil. Sear salmon until crispy on both sides and medium-well in the middle, about 3 minutes per side. You can also grill the salmon if you would like to.
Once the salmon is done cooking, transfer to serving platter and dollop with a slice of coconut butter. Top it off with thin lime slices.