Agave Chipotle Glazed Salmon is the best of both worlds – sweet and savory! Tender salmon coated in a homemade sauce of agave, chipotle peppers, garlic and lime and served over low carb Macadamia Cauliflower Rice!
This past weekend, or week really, was enough for me to declare another few days to pull myself together and make myself presentable.
We have finally decided to upgrade and put our house on the market. Just those few words and I have mixed emotions. Mostly excitement as that means we are upgrading to a bigger house! I have lived in my condo for over five years and my now husband moved in with me once we got engaged. Needless to say, it’s quaint. Lots of charm but still lacks the space we desire. So this past weekend was our first weekend of our house being on the market and trying to live in a pristine, neat, not livable home. Any tips on how to stay sane for someone that works from home and destroys their kitchen daily while having their house on the market? The idea that any potential buyer can swing by in an hour stresses me out. Needless to say my OCD is in full blown, over drive.
House hunting is um, interesting. Some of the houses that are available make me cringe. Imagine a Type A flipping a house. Enough to change my blonde hair to grey very quickly. But then there are some that are just down right gorgeous. As in open, main floor with super rich, chestnut cabinets, ginormous granite island that I can just see myself covering in flour. I have already started to vision life in this house, BBQs this summer and throwing our first Thanksgiving. But before I get too caught up in fantasyland, anyone looking to buy an adorable condo?!
With the idea that our house can be shown with minutes notice, a quick dinner is a must. Plus, there is a lovey, dovey holiday approaching. My husband and I usually go the pizza route, but this salmon definitely gives the pizza a run for its money. A sweet and spicy glaze coats the salmon for a sugary skin. Much like the sugary crumb topping you try to get with each bite of coffee cake. I made sure each bite was covered in that chipotle spice and agave glaze. Gah. I can’t stop thinking about it.
To ensure I have enough room for dessert, the salmon is served with low carb cauliflower rice. Because lets be real, what is dinner with dessert? If you have yet to try it in place of rice, you are missing out. Is is filling and when it is sprinkled with smooth and buttery macadamia nuts, it is a party in your mouth!
It just earned itself my go to prep for salmon and that is hard to do!
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Agave Chipotle Glazed Salmon is the best of both worlds - sweet and savory! Tender salmon coated in a homemade sauce of agave, chipotle peppers, garlic and lime and served over low carb Macadamia Cauliflower Rice!
15 minPrep Time
12 minCook Time
27 minTotal Time
- 1/2 cup agave nectar
- 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce (or gluten free soy sauce if needed)
- 2 chipotles in adobo (or chipotle powder for gluten free)
- 3/4 teaspoon chile powder
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1 1/2 pound salmon fillet
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Macadamia Cauliflower Rice
- 1 large head of cauliflower, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Lime Wedges
- Glaze: In a small blender, combine the agave nectar, soy sauce, chipotles, chile powder and salt. Blend until smooth and set aside.
- Salmon: Spray a baking sheet with non stick cooking spray and place fillet on it. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Pour half of the glaze over the salmon.
- Preheat broiler on high. Place salmon on bottom rack so it is not too close to the broiler. Broil for 10 - 12 minutes or until flakey and cooked through. (Cooking time may depend on how thick your fillet is.)
- Macadamia Cauliflower Rice: In a high powered blender or food processor, add the cauliflower florets and cover with water. Turn blender on medium, until cauliflower looks like rice. Drain and place cauliflower in a towel. Ring out as much water as possible. Place in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 8 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Season with the salt and garlic powder. Toss with macadamia nuts. Divide between 4 bowls.
- When salmon is finished cooking, cut salmon into 4 fillets and place on top of cauliflower rice. Drizzle with remaining glaze, and garnish with cilantro and extra lime wedges.
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