Grilled Salmon and Shrimp Scampi

Grilled Shrimp Salmon Scampi {Gluten-free} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Grilled Salmon and Shrimp Scampi is the perfect Summer seafood dish! The marinate and sauce are loaded with bright Summer flavors of lemon, herbs, garlic, tomatoes and spinach! If you are looking for a delicious recipe for weekend BBQing, this one is definitely a winner!

Grilled Shrimp Salmon Scampi {Gluten-free} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Scampi has always been one of my favorite dishes to order when out. Once I stopped eating gluten, I stopped ordering it! Now that I tolerate some rice pasta, it’s game on again. If you aren’t eating rice pasta, serve this over zucchini noodles for a low carb option! Get creative and add-in any seasonal veggies you have on hand, too!

The seafood marinates in the most fabulous fresh marinade, then it’s off to the grill! Whip up the sauce, then the veggies, make the pasta, combine and devour! The perfect meal.

Grilled Shrimp Salmon Scampi {Gluten-free} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Grilled Shrimp Salmon Scampi | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Salmon and Shrimp Scampi

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-06-24T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 40 minutes 2017-06-24T00:40:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 lemons, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped, set more aside for garnish
  • 1 lemon, sliced into thin wedges

Sauce

  • 1/2 marinade ingredients
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves

Other Ingredients

  • 1 pound wild salmon filet, skinned,
cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 oz gluten-free linguine or fettuccine pasta, cooked according to package instructions

Instructions

  1. Place all marinade ingredients except for thinly sliced lemon in a medium mixing bowl and mix until well mixed. Pour half of the marinade in medium saucepan and set aside.
  2. Pat the salmon and shrimp dry and sprinkle with a small amount of salt and pepper. Add the salmon and shrimp to the marinade and toss well until well coated. Cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Over medium heat, bring the marinade ingredients in the saucepan to a simmer. Add in the chicken stock and tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes soften, about 8-10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  4. Add in spinach and cook over medium-low heat, just until the spinach has wilted. Take the sauce off-heat and set-aside until ready to serve.
  5. Once fish is done marinating, assemble the skewers. Place the salmon on first, then the shrimp, and then the sliced lemon. We fold over the sliced lemon to make it easier to lay on the grill. Assemble the skewers in that pattern until all of the salmon and shrimp are used up. Place the skewers on the grill for about 5 minutes on each side, until opaque and just cooked through.
  6. Take the grilled shrimp and salmon off the skewers and place in a large mixing bowl, add in sauce and linguine and toss well. Top with roughly chopped parsley for garnish and serve.

Recipe Notes

*You can substitute the brown rice noodles for zucchini noodles or any other noodles of choice!

Mexican Street Corn Salad [VIDEO]

Mexican Street Corn Salad

This Mexican-Inspired Street Corn Salad is my new summer salad obsession! So much flavor, and simple to prepare. It will be a BBQ staple all season long. It’s naturally gluten-free and made with the option for cheese, making it dairy-free if you want it to be!

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Let’s keep with tradition and grill up our corn! Perfectly fresh grilled corn is SO GOOD.

Now to get the kernels off, this way works…

Mexican Street Corn Salad

But this way works much better!

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Get those kernels off the cob, mix up the delicious sauce, mix together, and devour!

I used to not eat much corn. Not because I couldn’t digest it well, I can digest it decently, but because so much of it is genetically modified. Did you know corn is one of the most GMO crops? NOW I get my corn from my local farmers and feel GOOD about it. Plus, local fresh corn is so so so good. I’ll take it all summer long, please!

Mexican Street Corn SaladI can’t get enough of this salad. It’s easy to make and a different fun way to serve up your corn. A little bit of creaminess, a little tang, and a lot of fresh! Serve them up as a side for anything, but may I suggest this epic tostada?

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Preparation 0:10 2017-06-24T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:20 2017-06-24T00:20:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-hot.
  2. Wrap corn in individual pieces of tinfoil with 1/2 tablespoon of butter in each foil.Place on grill for 15 minutes, turning every 3 or so minutes. After 15 minutes, remove tin foil and let cook until slightly charred. Alternatively, you can boil corn instead of grilling!
  3. Remove and let cool slightly. Cool enough to cut the corn.
  4. Cut kernels off of the cob and place into a bowl.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust spices as desired.
  6. Pour over corn, garnish, and serve.

Recipe Notes

*For the Mexican Street Corn Tostadas:
-1 batch homemade tortillas or store-bought tortillas (my favorite)
-1 batch refried black beans
-1 batch guacamole

In a greased skillet over medium heat, place tortilla and cover until crispy, tossing after 30 seconds to 1 minute. Make your refried black beans and guacamole. Pile them up and enjoy!

*Depending on how large your corn is, add more mayo and salt as desired. This dish should be on the creamer side.

 

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 26

We hope everyone is having a great long weekend! This week is filled with light, simple and flavorful dishes perfect for Summer! From my favorite eggplant pizza to easy scallop pasta, you are not going to want to miss this week’s menu! If you are planning on BBQing today or tomorrow, be sure to scroll all the way down to see our favorite recipes from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook and the blog for the perfect BBQ spread!

If you are new to the meal plans, you can find them all, equipped with *free* printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog! If you’ve been loving them, we’d love to hear your favorites so far!

Meal Plan Graphic Week 26 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Monday: Memorial Day BBQ out!

Tuesday: Easy Scallop Pasta (Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly)

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Eggplant Pizza (gluten-free, paleo-friendly, no refined sugar, )

Friday: Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower (Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly)

Saturday: Out

Sunday: Dry-Rub Wings (Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly)

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

Celebrate Memorial Day with recipes from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook! Try the Chopped BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad on page 146, the Sriracha Lime Grilled Chicken Salad on page 136, and the All-American Burgers on page 198!


We love seeing what you have been cooking from these meal plans and have some exciting news! I’ve partnered with KitchenAid to bring you an awesome set of copper core cookware valued at $999.99! This giveaway will be going on for the entire month of June!

Stay tuned for our next meal plan to learn about how to ENTER!

KitchenAid Giveaway | Lexi's Clean Kitchen


As always, if you have meal plan feedback, please send me an email at Lexi@Lexiscleankitchen.com! I’d absolutely love to hear from you!

Loaded Kimchi Fries

Loaded Kimchi Fries | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Perfectly crispy oven baked fries topped with caramelized kimchi (seriously amazing), cilantro, cheddar cheese, onion, and a special spicy sauce makes for the ultimate vegetarian side-dish or appetizer. These Loaded Kimchi Fries will take your french fry game to the next level!

    Loaded Kimchi Fries | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I often get asked where I get inspiration for my cooking. One of the best sources of inspiration is from traveling! Trying new cuisines, meeting the brilliant chefs behind the dishes, and exploring new flavor profiles and combinations are some of my favorite things to do!

I have been wanting to create this recipe ever since trying the Kimchi Fries at the Korean BBQ inspired food truck turned store front, Chi’lantro during my last trip to Austin, Texas! I couldn’t get over the complex and all-around amazing flavors going on and had to try making a version of my own.

I left out the meat to make these a fabulous meatless/vegetarian side, though they did serve them up with some pretty amazing chicken and pork!

Kimchi Fries | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Look at those crispy, crispy fries!

These will definitely be a staple for game-day entertaining and summer BBQ’s! Everyone will go nuts of these flavors, guaranteed.

Loaded Kimchi Fries | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Look at all of those toppings! A truly amazing flavor combination.

P.S. I recommend digging in with a fork!

Loaded Kimchi Fries | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Loaded Kimchi Fries

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-06-24T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 45 minutes 2017-06-24T00:45:00+00:00 Serves 3     adjust servings

Ingredients

Fries

Caramelized Kimchi

Spicy Mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup organic mayonnaise, store-bought or homemade
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha

Everything Else

  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 small onion, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon black and white sesame seeds for garnish
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced or diced
  • Optional: Sprinkle Nori (dried seaweed) on top as a garnish

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees °F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, toss potatoes in spices.
  3. Lay potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with additional spices if desired. Bake for 45 minutes, or until crispy. Toss every 15-20 minutes and make sure there is a good amount of space between each potato.
  4. Combine kimchi ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Heat a medium skillet over high heat until very hot. Add the kimchi to the pan and cook over high heat until the kimchi has browned, about 4-5 minutes. Take off heat, roughly chop and set aside until ready to assemble.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, mix Sriracha and mayo until well combined.
  6. Place baked fries in a desired serving dish. Top with cheese if using, onions, cilantro, caramelized kimchi, avocado, and sesame seeds. Drizzle with spicy mayo and serve!

Recipe Notes

Mint Chip Energy Bites

No Bake Mint Chip Bites - Lexi's Clean Kitchen & Quitter's Circle #ad

These Mint Chip Energy Bites are the perfect on-the-go snack. They’re easy to make, absolutely delicious, and require absolutely no cooking or baking.

No Bake Mint Chip Bites

I am so excited to be partnering with Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer, to bring you today’s recipe!

You all know how passionate I feel about helping you lead a healthier lifestyle. Since the day I started Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, that has always been my core mission. Whether it’s helping you on your clean eating journey, stocking your pantry, giving you tips to wake up feeling great, or giving you cleaner beauty and skincare ideas– I want you to be the best you!

Now, even though I’ve never personally been a smoker, I am so excited to partner with Quitter’s Circle, an online quit smoking community, to show you my favorite ways to fuel your body and mind with healthy tips and recipes to help set you up for success!

Having people in my family who smoke, I’ve seen firsthand the negative effects that can come from it. This has made me passionate about helping others – whether you smoke, or you know somebody you love that smokes – make positive, healthy changes to their lifestyle!

Quitter’s Circle is a fabulous resource that provides motivational tips and a variety of information ranging from how much money you can save from quitting smoking, to articles on why you need a quit smoking support squad, and I am so excited to bring you even more ways to be confident, feel great and glow from within!

 

These no bake energy bites are the perfect mid-day snack that you can grab in your hand and munch on. Easy peas-y, and gives you something to distract your hands and mouth on your work break!

No Bake Mint Chip Bites

No Bake Mint Chip Bites

Mint Chip Energy Bites

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-06-24T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:00 2017-06-24T00:00:00+00:00 Serves 15 balls     adjust servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add dates to your food processor and process until broken up into pea-sized bits.
  2. Add in coconut flakes, walnuts, cocoa powder, peppermint extract, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Process until well-combined. Mixture should come together into a large ball.
  4. Roll the mixture into 15 roughly 1-inch balls.
  5. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes before storing in the refrigerator for up to one month.

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer. All thoughts and opinions presented in this post are purely my own.

Instant Pot Lemon Vegetable Risotto

Instant Pot Lemon Veggie Risotto | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This 10-minute Instant Pot Lemon Veggie Risotto is a flavorful, bright, vibrant, and a creamy Meatless Monday meal! Loaded with broccoli, asparagus, spinach, and peas, it is the perfect dairy-free dish to celebrate the abundance of SPRING veggies!

Instant Pot Lemon Veggie Risotto | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I love creamy risotto and was so surprised at how creamy and flavorful this recipe was without adding any cheese! The texture along with the spices and pop of lemon really makes this a simple and flavorful meal or side dish perfect for any night of the week! To make it a full meal, top it with a protein of choice and enjoy!

Instant Pot Lemon Veggie Risotto | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Instant Pot

The Instant Pot truly is amazing. I mean, not much is better than preparing a meal that generally takes time, in under 20 minutes!

Instant Pot Lemon Veggie Risotto

 

Instant Pot Lemon Veggie Risotto

Instant Pot Lemon Veggie Risotto

Preparation 0:05 2017-06-24T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:10 2017-06-24T00:10:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus, sliced thin
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup fresh peas, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup leek, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups arborio rice
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 bunch chives, sliced thin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, more to taste

Instructions

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 °F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add asparagus, broccoli, and peas to the baking sheet. Coat with 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, toss well. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until broccoli is fork tender. Once done, remove from oven and set aside.
2. In an Instant Pot or pressure cooker, press SAUTÉ. Add remaining extra-virgin olive oil and let the pot heat up. Once hot, add in onions, leeks and garlic. Let cook for 2-3 minutes or until onions start to turn translucent.
3. Add rice and stir for 1-2 minutes to toast.
4. Add vegetable stock, butter and thyme. Stir well.
5. Turn the pressure cooker or instant pot off. Secure lid in place, turn valve to sealing, press manual, and modify time to 7 minutes.
6. Once the time has lapsed, and the pressure cooker is done, turn the valve to venting to quickly release the pressure. Open the lid and stir well.
7. Turn the setting to SAUTE. Add spinach, chives, roasted veggies, and spices to the rice. Stir for 1-2 minutes or until the spinach has wilted. Taste and adjust seasoning. Top with lemon zest and additional chives.
8. Serve warm!


 

Do you have a pressure cooker?