Salads for carnivorous

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Yes, the future is vegan. But, I prefer to live in the present. A meat-loving, carnivorous present! I do ensure the meat and fish I obtain are cruelty-free. Please don’t judge me, join me. It’s yummy.

But, even I can’t get myself to chow down a burger in this heat-wave. Most days, I find myself craving a cool, crisp salad for lunch or dinner, or breakfast even. But, I don’t do jhaas-phoose.

I need my protein, but I’m not a Soy or Chia girl; I’m a Chorizo girl. Here’s my favourite summer ‘salad’ recipes for other hard-core carnivores like me. After all:

 

Panko Crusted Honey Mustard Salmon

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

 

Ingredients

  • 4 (6 oz) salmon fillets
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, honey and garlic. In a shallow dish toss together Panko bread crumbs, parsley and lemon zest. Drizzle olive oil over mixture then toss to evenly coat.
  • Working with one piece of salmon at a time, brush top with honey mustard mixture season with salt and pepper (don’t overdue it, you’ll be seasoning both sides), then rotate and transfer to bread crumb mixture (the honey mustard should be facing down to get the bread crumb mixture to stick to salmon), then brush top of salmon with honey mustard mixture and season lightly with salt and pepper and rotate to coat with crumb mixture. Transfer to baking dish and repeat with remaining salmon fillets.
  • Bake in preheated oven 13 – 15 minutes until salmon has cooked through. Serve warm with lemon wedges (from zested lemon) if desired.

 

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

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Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz. box of rotini pasta
  • 10 slices of bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1 oz. package dry ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/4 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup milk, or more as needed
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1 small can (2.25 oz) sliced black olives
  • 1 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • In a large bowl, mix mayonnaise, ranch dressing mix, garlic powder, and Lawry’s. Stir in milk until smooth.
  • Place pasta, bacon, tomato, black olives and cheese in bowl and toss to coat with dressing.
  • Cover and chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  • Add additional milk if the salad seems a little dry.

 

Crockpot Beer Brats

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Ingredients

The Best Crockpot Beer Brats

Onions (as per taste)

Garlic (as per taste)

Salt, pepper (as per taste)

Butter (just go nuts!)

Beer (ek can toh banta hai, but I usually use one and a half.)

Instructions

  1. Brown brats (Roast Bratwurst) and place in slow cooker.
  2. Top brats with onion slices, garlic, salt, pepper and butter.
  3. Pour in beer and cook on High for 4 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  4. Enjoy with your favorite brat toppings!

 

Psst… I sell all the best meats with which you can make these mouth-watering delights. Find my online shop at Fresh n Frozen on Facebook. We’re also on Insta as MeatMeInYourKitchen. Keep following my articles on Pyjama People for more fun recipes! And, if you try one of these, take a #Foodselfie and tag @pyjamapeople on Instagram. They’ll repost you.

Now, go,

 

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Amal Dev is a pint-sized power puff girl dying to put some meat on your bones! Her company Fresh N Frozen sells the best provender products you'll ever have the pleasure to cook with. Follow her company on Facebook or on their Insta MeatMeInYourKitchen to keep track of her latest offerings.

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