Paleo Lifestyle

Baked Salmon

Is there anyone else feeling like me? Maybe you had just a little bit too much holiday and you can feel it around your waist? I am in that camp and I don’t think I am alone. The Holidays are behind us. Orthodox Christmas was yesterday and Valentine’s Day is still over a month away. I want to start eating a little healthier. Is there anyone out there who will join me? Please share healthy recipes with me because I need them.

Baked Salmon

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

4) 4 oz. Salmon Filets (available at your local butcher shop

Salt and pepper to taste

Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon, skin side down, on a non-stick baking sheet or in a non-stick pan with an oven-proof handle. Bake until salmon is cooked through, about 12 to 15 minutes. Serve with a side salad and green beans.

I would really like some recipes for healthy side dishes.

Please let me know if you are on this journey with me. No one likes to take a trip by themselves.

That’s all for this week. Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table

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Beef Tenderloin for Christmas

Merry Christmas! Many of you are roasting a beef tenderloin for Christmas.  This has become a tradition in our house as well.  In addition to being delicious a Beef Tenderloin does not take a long time to cook.  

Roasted Beef Tenderloin

4 to 5 pounds of trimmed beef tenderloin (available at your local meat market)
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon chopped Rosemary
2 teaspoons fresh Thyme
4 Garlic cloves minced (or 3 Tablespoons granulated Garlic)
1 teaspoon Paprika

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Take a shallow roasting pan and put foil on the bottom of the pan. Place a rack inside the roasting pan. Set aside.

In a bowl combine 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil with Rosemary, Thyme, Garlic and Paprika. Mix together to form a “paste”. Set aside.

For ease in cooking the 4 to 5 pound filet can be cut in two pieces prior to seasoning and searing.

In a large skillet heat the remaining 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil over Medium-High heat. Salt and pepper the beef tenderloin and sear it on all sides and remove from the skillet.

Rub the “paste” on the outside of the tenderloin. Place on the rack in the roasting pan and place in the center rack of your oven. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes. Interior temperature should be between 145 and 160 degrees.

Remove from the oven and tent with foil for 15 minutes before serving.

Have a safe and blessed Christmas!  That’s all for this week.  Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.

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Rib Roast for Christmas

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When I am making a Rib Roast I like to cook it according to Betty Crocker.  There is something about following Betty Crocker’s instructions that makes you confident that everything is going to turn out okay.  I like to rub Montreal Steak Seasoning on my Rib Roast prior to roasting.  A good Horseradish sauce is a great compliment to the cooked Roast.  If you have any leftovers you can enjoy a prime rib sandwich.

Rib Roast according to the Betty Crocker Cookbook                     

Place beef, fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan.  This works well if you are using a boneless Rib Roast. The rack keeps the meat out of the drippings.

With a semi-boneless rib roast, the ribs form a natural rack.  It is not necessary to baste.  Do not add water.  Do not cover.  Roast in 325 degree oven.  It is not necessary to preheat the oven.

Cooking times will vary–according to the weight of the rib roast and if you want to serve it rare, medium or well done.

Rib Roast   6 to 8 pounds (available at your local meat market) We are happy to cut off the bone and retie it for ease in carving.

23 to 25 minutes per pound   140 degrees rare

27 to 30 minutes per pound   160 degrees medium

32 to 35 minutes per pound   170 degrees well

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Oven Browned Potatoes

About 1 ½ hours before the beef roast is done, wash and boil desired number of potatoes for 10 minutes.  Drain the potatoes. Cut a slice in the potatoes almost completely through.  Place the potatoes in the beef drippings in the pan, turning each potato to coat completely.  Continue cooking, turning potatoes once, until tender and golden brown.  If using Montreal Seasoning you will probably not need to add any additional seasonings to the potatoes.

Always make sure meat products are handled properly and cooked thoroughly.

Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.

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Taco Pie without a crust

Who knew Breakfast could be so fun?  That’s right, Mexican and Pie for breakfast–two of my favorite foods together.  The great thing about this dish is you can serve it for dinner or breakfast.  I am making this once a week.  It is so easy and you can tweak the recipe to fit the tastes of your family.  Enjoy!

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