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4.75 from 4 votes

salmon with lemon + herb cauliflower rice

Roasted salmon served alongside fresh cauliflower rice. Loaded with herbs and lemon.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Paleo
Servings: 4 -6
Author: the whole smiths


  • 4-6 king salmon fillets
  • 1 Tbsp ghee at room temp
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1/4 C. chopped parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped chives
  • 1 Tbsp. Chopped dill + 1 Tsp.
  • 8 C. cauliflower rice
  • 1/3 C. toasted pine nuts
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 2 C. chicken broth
  • Salt + Lemon pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425*
  • Coat salmon fillets with ghee
  • Salt and pepper fillets generously & coat with 1 Tsp. of the chives and a bit of lemon zest
  • Lightly grease a cast iron skillet and place salmon inside. Set aside
  • In a medium skillet heat 1 Tbsp. of ghee
  • Once oil is hot add chopped onion and cook till tender, salt as needed
  • Once onion is tender add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes
  • Add additional 1 Tbsp of ghee to pan and add cauliflower rice
  • Toss to combine and coat
  • Add two cups of chicken broth to pan and raise heat to high
  • Continue to cook until broth boils off and rice is tender but not soggy
  • Drain additional liquid in necessary
  • Once cauli rice is tender add all herbs, lemon zest, juice from 1/2 lemon and pinenuts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Toss to combine and let sit on low heat for 10 minutes
  • Meanwhile Add skillet of salmon to oven and bake for 10-15 minutes depending on thickness of cut
  • Pull out and serve salmon over cauliflower rice