Fish is so intimidating. I have no idea why. It’s not hard to cook. It smells a little funny, but I sometimes do too and I’m not intimidated by myself. Well, I decided to stop being a lil b*tch and cooked up some fish. Salmon to be exact. And it turned out beautifully. I was lucky enough to get an awesome piece of salmon from my friend Ryan who catches little fishies himself! If you live in CO and want fresh fish this summer, Ryan is your man to talk to! Check out the flyer below for his information! And get to eating salmon you Colorado people.

Speaking of stinky things, let’s talk about a Facebook thread that occurred the other day. I wrote on my PaleOMG Facebook page that I had consumed mass amounts of broccoli that night. Well, what’s new. But people began to comment back that I wasn’t going to be fun to be around. Implying that I was going to be a fart machine. Well people, I don’t know what your butts are doing, but mine definitely is very cool with me consuming broccoli. Grains, absolutely not. But broccoli, my body is down for that. I even went on a date recently, yes I Juli B. went on a date, and had eaten broccoli early in the day. No mishaps occurred. Long story short, you broccoli farters out there, you’re weird. But I like you.

I need you to help me make a decision people. My friend invited me to go to Lake Powell. I want to go but I hate swim suits and I don’t drink very much. My friend’s like both, very much. Even though I know I suck as a friend in the party aspect, they still invited me. Do I go? Tell me what to do. TELL ME.

Oh and don’t forget to follow me on instagram @paleomg. I’m like, OMGobsessed. And really bad at taking pictures.

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Ginger Citrus Salmon with Cucumber and Orange Salsa

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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x



For the fish

  • 2 salmon filets (I don’t know what size, whatever size you buy)
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Aminos
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest

For the salsa

  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 large orange, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  1. Chop all your salsa ingredients, toss all ingredients together in a bowl, then place in refrigerator.
  2. Heat up a medium skillet over medium heat and add your coconut milk, coconut aminos, fish sauce, fresh ginger and orange zest.
  3. Once the coconut milk begins to slightly bubble, add your salmon filets to the sauce.
  4. Cook salmon for about 2-4 minutes per side or until cooked to preference.
  5. Plate salmon then top with salsa, making sure some of the coconut milk makes it over the salmon!
  6. Boom sauce!!

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  1. Caitlin says:

    Seriously, so DELISH! I made this for my family tonight, and everyone loved it 🙂 Burst of flavor. I will be making this again!

  2. KimR says:

    I do not like fish. I’m not intimidated by it, I just don’t like it. But pre-Paleo, I realized it was important to TRY to eat more salmon so I found a wonderful recipe that was dinner-party worthy. It was my go-to “I want to impress you” meal. However, it contained just way too much sugar and soy sauce. Today was my last day of a Whole30 and my husband announced that he wanted fish. THANK GOD he did because after a great deal of searching, I now have a NEW favorite salmon recipe that fits my new lifestyle like my favorite pair of jeans. Thank you! This was delicious! And coming from a non-fish eater, that’s like a quadruple thumbs up. Plus some toes.