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15-Minute Honey Mustard Salmon

15-Minute Honey Mustard Salmon

Insanely easy-to-make and flavorful honey mustard salmon ready in less than 15 minutes! Perfectly simple weeknight dinner!

You know those dinners you make on a whim.

You just start throwing things into a pan, hoping they work. Pretty much how I cook all the time.

Well, this Honey Mustard Salmon is the perfect example of that and guess what? It was DELICIOUS. I was not only impressed by its bold flavor but the fact that it was the result of 6 simple ingredients.

Dijon mustard
Honey
Soy sauce
Garlic
Salt
Pepper

That’s it. 6 ingredients. SO EASY. A delicious dinner served in no time! I mean if that’s not dinner goals, I don’t know what is.

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Please give this super easy recipe a try. I know you’ll LOVE it. Just leave your salmons thawing while you’re at work so all you have to do when you get home is throw them in a pan (or even on the grill) and you’ll enjoy the best dinner ever!

Don’t forget sides!

I can’t wait to make this again. I hope you make it and LOVE it!

 

Insanely easy-to-make and flavorful honey mustard salmon ready in less than 15 minutes! Perfectly simple weeknight dinner!
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15-Minute Honey Mustard Salmon
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Insanely easy-to-make and flavorful honey mustard salmon ready in less than 15 minutes! Perfectly simple weeknight dinner!

Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • Salt and pepper , to taste
  • Olive oil for pan frying
  • 4 salmon fillets , wild caught
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, honey, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, add olive oil. Cook salmon fillets on both sides, for about 6-8 minutes, until cooked through. On the last minute, add the honey mustard mixture, into the skillet, evenly over the salmon fillets, leaving some in the bowl for later.
  3. Transfer salmon fillets into 4 plates. Serve with greens and remaining honey mustard sauce. Enjoy!

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15-Minute Spicy Fish Tacos with Slaw

15-Minute Spicy Fish Tacos with Slaw

Easy-to-make spicy fish tacos with pan-fried white fish, slaw, and chipotle mayo. A healthier alternative to fried fish tacos ready in just 15 minutes! 

A few years ago, there was a Mexican restaurant in Miami that had the BEST estilo baja tacos!

Beer-battered deep fried fish, Mexican slaw, and chipotle aioli.

YUM!

Of course, not the healthiest taco but OMG SO GOOD. Literally was my favorite lunch spot. Until they closed. (hello darkness, my old friend)

So bummed. But hey, that just means I had to learn to make them at home in a WAY healthier way. Because as you know, I HATE frying at home.

If you’ve been a reader for a while (thank you!), I’m sure you’ve read about my hatred for frying here and pretty much everywhere on the blog.

I digress.

These spicy fish tacos are BOMB. If I do say so myself. They are tender, flavorful, juicy and the creamy, spicy chipotle mayo just makes them extra DELISH!

I mean, who doesn’t love a kick in their tacos?!

You can totally adjust the spice levels in the recipe. If you want more chili powder, go for it! Maybe just add in 1 teaspoon at a time. Just to be safe. ;)

If you want more chipotle mayo, by all means, help yourself!

Easy-to-make spicy fish tacos with pan-fried white fish, slaw, and chipotle mayo. A healthier alternative to fried fish tacos ready in just 15 minutes!

I used Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayo for this recipe but you can use any brand you’d like, or even make your own! (There’s a simple recipe in the notes section below.)

Best part of this recipe? Uh, everything. Duh. No wait, there’s more! It all comes together in just 15 minutes!

YASSSSS.

What are you waiting for?!

 

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Easy-to-make spicy fish tacos with pan-fried white fish, slaw, and chipotle mayo. A healthier alternative to fried fish tacos ready in just 15 minutes!

I hope you make these and LOVE them!

5 from 4 votes
Easy-to-make spicy fish tacos with pan-fried white fish, slaw, and chipotle mayo. A healthier alternative to fried fish tacos ready in just 15 minutes!
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15-Minute Spicy Fish Tacos with Slaw
Prep Time
7 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Easy-to-make spicy fish tacos with pan-fried white fish, slaw, and chipotle mayo. A healthier alternative to fried fish tacos ready in just 15 minutes! 

Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 fish fillets (any white fish like cod, mahi mahi, halibut)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 corn tortillas , warm
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle mayo (store-bought or simple recipe in notes)
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Tomato , chopped
  • Red cabbage , thinly sliced
  • Cilantro , roughly chopped
  • Lime wedges for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine the cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Lay the fish fillets on a clean work surface and sprinkle the spice mix evenly over each filet, rubbing it on all sides.
  2. In a non-stick skillet set over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Add 2 of the fish fillets and cook, undisturbed, about 4 minutes. Flip the fillets and cook for another 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan and swirl to coat. Repeat the cooking process with the remaining 2 filets. Set aside.
  3. Make chipotle mayo using the recipe in notes. If using store-bought chipotle mayo, mix two tablespoons of the chipotle mayo with 1 tablespoon of lime juice to slightly thin it out for drizzling over tacos.

  4. Using a fork, shred the fish fillets. Divide into 12 corn tortillas, top with red cabbage, tomato, cilantro, and chipotle mayo. Serve and enjoy!

Easy Homemade Chipotle Mayo recipe: 1/2 cup mayo or Greek yogurt, 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, 1 tablespoon lime juice. Mix until well combined.

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Easy-to-make spicy fish tacos with pan-fried white fish, slaw, and chipotle mayo. A healthier alternative to fried fish tacos ready in just 15 minutes!

Cuban-Style Deviled Shrimp (Camarones Enchilados)

Cuban-Style Deviled Shrimp (Camarones Enchilados)

Spicy, saucy, fragrant Cuban-style deviled shrimp (or shrimp creole, or camarones enchilados) served over rice! Perfect for special occasions or weeknight meals!

In 1975, my mom bought a Cuban paperback cookbook, which is now in shreds. She had only been living in Miami for less than 5 years and didn’t even have a car! She had walked to a nearby pharmacy and picked up this little gem.

I now have the cookbook taped up in my kitchen!

Every year for Easter Sunday, while other families are making ham and deviled eggs (ew, they’re gross, sorry not sorry), we enjoy camarones enchilados. It’s become a tradition!

This recipe for Deviled Shrimp is made Cuban-style but it actually reminds me a lot of jambalaya. Sure, jambalaya has sausage which this doesn’t but it has the same kind of spicy!

Shrimp Creole, deviled shrimp or whatever you call it, is very easy to make and perfect for large crowds or even a weeknight meal! Vitamin-rich veggies, Cuban spices, and low fat shrimp. Can’t get any better than that!

Spicy, saucy, fragrant Cuban-style deviled shrimp (or shrimp creole, or camarones enchilados) served over rice! Perfect for special occasions or weeknight meals!

Personally, I think it’s best served over rice. The rice soaks up the sauce and it’s just OH SO GOOD. This year, we served it over jasmine brown rice. Perfection!

You can also serve it with white rice, angel hair spaghetti or even make tacos with it too. I absolutely love when my mom makes this recipe and now I’m sharing it with all of you. <3

I hope you make this and you LOVE it!

 

5 from 2 votes
Spicy, saucy, fragrant Cuban-style deviled shrimp (or shrimp creole, or camarones enchilados) served over rice! Perfect for special occasions or weeknight meals!
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Cuban-Style Deviled Shrimp {Camarones Enchilados}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Spicy, saucy, fragrant Cuban-style deviled shrimp (or shrimp creole, or camarones enchilados). Perfect for special occasions or weeknight meals!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Low Sugar, Whole30
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion , chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 large chili pepper , chopped
  • 1/2 cup pimentos , chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 can tomato sauce , 12 oz (check label for funky ingredients)
  • 1/2 cup dry cooking wine (you can sub with vegetable stock)
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large pan, add oil and sauté shrimp for 2 minutes. Add onions, garlic, and chili pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Do not overcook the shrimp!

  2. Add pimentos, bay leaf, parsley, tomato sauce, wine (or stock), vinegar, salt and pepper. Stir and allow to come to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low.

  3. Simmer for no more than 20 minutes. Remove from heat and serve over rice or with veggies.

Adapted from Recetas Practicas de Cocina de la Cuba de Ayer Cookbook from 1971

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Spicy, saucy, fragrant Cuban-style deviled shrimp (or shrimp creole, or camarones enchilados) served over rice! Perfect for special occasions or weeknight meals!

Healthy Chicken & Shrimp Paella

Healthy Chicken & Shrimp Paella

A simple-to-make paella using brown rice, chicken, shrimp, turmeric, smoked paprika, and fresh lime juice. Perfect for a special occasion or weekly meal prep!

You know how I’m always saying that you should have cooked rice in the fridge?

THIS IS WHY.

Well, not exactly THIS but it’s a great example. See, this DELICIOUS healthy chicken & shrimp paella comes together in just 25 minutes if you have cooked rice in your fridge.

25 MINUTES.

Life cannot get any better than that!

A simple-to-make paella using brown rice, chicken, shrimp, turmeric, and tons of flavor! Perfect for a special occasion or weekly meal prep!

This super easy paella recipe is great for special occasion or even a quick weeknight meal! I used my favorite cast-iron skillet which I highly recommend. Btw, the leftovers taste even better! Hello meal prep. ;)

You can completely customize this recipe as you wish. Add only chicken, if you don’t like shrimp. Use shrimp, if you don’t like chicken. You can also use other types of seafood too – scallops, mussels, clams. I mean, I could be here all day talking about seafood, as I’m sure you know. I will say though, the use of turmeric, smoked paprika, and chicken broth is what really gives this recipe its AMAZING flavor.

Imagine telling your fam or spouse, “Dinner’s ready and it’s paella!”

You’ll get ALLLL the mad props. Add this recipe to your to-do lists. You can thank me later.

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A simple-to-make paella using brown rice, chicken, shrimp, turmeric, and tons of flavor! Perfect for a special occasion or weekly meal prep!

I hope you make this and LOVE it!

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A simple-to-make paella using brown rice, chicken, shrimp, turmeric, and tons of flavor! Perfect for a special occasion or weekly meal prep!
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Healthy Chicken & Shrimp Paella
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

A simple-to-make paella using brown rice, chicken, shrimp, turmeric, smoked paprika, and fresh lime juice. Perfect for a special occasion or weekly meal prep!

Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/3 red onion , diced
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1 pound chicken breasts , cut in cubes
  • 1/2 pound shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 small tomato , diced
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Fresh lime juice , cilantro or parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a skillet, melt coconut oil on medium-high heat. Add red onion and minced garlic. Cook until the onions are browned and translucent.
  2. Add chicken and cook for a few minutes then add shrimp. Cook for a few minutes. (It's ok if both are a little pink, they will continue to cook as you add the rest of the ingredients). Add paprika, salt and pepper. Stir.
  3. Next, add brown rice and tomatoes. Stir and reduce to medium heat. Add chicken broth and turmeric. Simmer and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Lastly, add frozen peas and stir. Allow the paella to simmer for about 5 minutes, then garnish with cilantro, parsley, and/or lime juice. Enjoy!

Inspired by Kevin of Fit Men Cook (he's the best!)

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A simple-to-make paella using brown rice, chicken, shrimp, turmeric, and tons of flavor! Perfect for a special occasion or weekly meal prep!

Spicy Tuna Steak Burgers with Wasabi Mayo

Spicy Tuna Steak Burgers with Wasabi Mayo

Turn fresh tuna steaks into simple, delicious burgers made with sesame oil, soy sauce, spices, tomato, onions, avocado, and wasabi mayo! A 20-minute meal!

Anyone here a sushi fan?

Meeeee!

I love sushi SO much. Spicy tuna fan over here! I also love eel rolls and sashimi. Mmmm. To-do list: order sushi later.

As much as I love sushi however, I’ve never actually attempted to make it at home. I feel like I would make a total mess of myself. Rather leave that to the pros, tbh. Instead, I opted to make these Spicy Tuna Steak Burgers!

Sure, there’s no rice but there’s wasabi! And in case you’re wondering, they are just as flavorful as you’d expect.

I mean, look at these bad boys!

Turn fresh tuna steaks into simple, delicious burgers made with sesame oil, soy sauce, spices, tomato, onions, avocado, and wasabi mayo! A 20-minute meal!

Turn fresh tuna steaks into simple, delicious burgers made with sesame oil, soy sauce, spices, tomato, onions, avocado, and wasabi mayo! A 20-minute meal!

These Spicy Tuna Steak Burgers come together pretty easily.

All you have to do is grab some fresh tuna from your favorite grocery store. You can even use frozen tuna steaks. Just make sure you follow the thawing instructions before adding them to the food processor. Add the spices, sesame oil, soy sauce and pulse until you get a ground mixture.

Make patties, refrigerate them for a bit then pan fry with a little bit of olive oil for a few minutes.

That’s all folks!

These burgers are a great alternative to a regular meaty burger. If you’re looking to spice things up (literally, they are spicy!), make these!

You can serve these with sweet potato fries, roasted potatoes, or even a simple salad.

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Turn fresh tuna steaks into simple, delicious burgers made with sesame oil, soy sauce, spices, tomato, onions, avocado, and wasabi mayo! A 20-minute meal!

I hope you make these and LOVE them!

 

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Spicy Tuna Steak Burgers with Wasabi Mayo
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Turn fresh tuna steaks into simple, delicious burgers made with sesame oil, soy sauce, spices, tomato, onions, avocado, and wasabi mayo! A 20-minute meal!

Servings: 2 servings
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • 3/4 pounds tuna steak , cut in cubes
  • 2 scallions , thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 hamburger buns
Toppings
  • Tomato
  • Lettuce , spinach, baby greens
  • Onions
  • Avocado
  • Wasabi Mayo (store-bought or see notes for quick recipe)
Instructions
  1. Place cubed tuna, scallions, sesame oil, soy sauce, cumin, red pepper flakes, lime juice, salt and pepper into a food processor. Pulse until ground.
  2. Form ground tuna mixture into patties and place them in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes. It’s easier to handle when they have firmed up a bit.
  3. In a nonstick skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat. Cook patties for 3-4 minutes on each side, until the pink parts turn white. Serve on a bun with desired toppings. Enjoy!

Wasabi Mayo - 1/2 tablespoon wasabi powder, 1 teaspoon lime juice, 3 tablespoons mayo

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Citrus-Marinated Steak Fajitas with Mango Salsa

Citrus-Marinated Steak Fajitas with Mango Salsa

Citrus-marinated thinly sliced steak pan seared and served with a tropical mango salsa on flour tortillas. An easy, flavorful dinner for a busy weeknight!

Being the seafood lover that I am, I’m not big on beef which is why you don’t really see a lot of beef or steak recipes on my blog.

Until days like today when I spice things up and make steak fajitas!

A citrus marinade is best for thinly sliced steak or steak tips. My mom ALWAYS marinades her steaks with sour orange marinade and spices.

It really is the best marinade ever!

The real star of this show however is this mango salsa. Diced mango, red onions, red and green peppers, cilantro and some bomb ass chili-lime seasoning. I got this one recently at Trader Joe’s but you can use Tajin or create your own with chili powder and fresh lime juice.

Oh man. The mix of flavors is incredible! You get the sweet from the mango, the spicy from the chili-lime seasoning and that orange-lime marinated goodness from the meat.

It’s perfection. It’s also comes together pretty easily.

Make tonight a steak fajita night!

You can thank me later. ;)

 

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Don’t forget to make some chunky guacamole and baked tortilla chips too!

I hope you make it and LOVE it!

Citrus-marinated thinly sliced steak pan seared and served with a tropical mango salsa on flour tortillas. An easy, flavorful dinner for a busy weeknight!
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Citrus-Marinated Steak Fajitas with Mango Salsa
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
Citrus-Marinated Steak Fajitas
  • 1 pound flank steak, top round steak, or top sirloin trimmed of fat, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup sour orange marinade 1/2 cup orange juice; 1/2 cup lime juice
  • Handful of fresh cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package flour tortillas
Mango Salsa
  • 1/2 cup diced mango 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili-lime seasoning I used Trader Joe’s. You can use Tajin, or make your own (lime juice + chili powder)
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine the steak, garlic, sour orange, cilantro, Worcestershire, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  2. In the meantime, make the mango salsa. In a bowl, combine the mango, red bell pepper, green pepper, lime juice, red onion, cilantro, pinch of salt, and chili-lime seasoning. Gently mix together. Set aside.
  3. Remove steak from the fridge. Discard the marinade and pat the steak dry with paper towel.

  4. Spray a skillet with cooking spray. Cook the steak at medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes on each side for medium (longer, if you like your steak more well done). Serve immediately with mango salsa and flour tortillas. Enjoy!


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Citrus-marinated thinly sliced steak pan seared and served with a tropical mango salsa on flour tortillas. An easy, flavorful dinner for a busy weeknight!