Last weekend, friends Sarah Kilbourne, Charlotte Sheedy, and Miranda Barry joined the Fox and me for dinner. The occasion? Sarah’s XXth birthday! I’d originally planned to serve Beef Wellington as the main course. Then I remembered the beef in said Wellington is encased in glorious, high-carb puff pastry dough. Yours truly can eat no dough until he finishes (or at least takes a break from) his Keto diet on December 7.
The keto diet is similar to the famous Atkins diet. You eat foods that are high fat, and low in carbs. Deprived of carbs, your body is forced to burn its own fat for energy — a metabollic state called “ketosis.” As evidenced by the 8 pounds I’ve shed in only two weeks time, my body is in full-on ketosis right now.
So what’s chic enough and delicious enough to serve to guests when you’re keto-ing? I settled on a beautiful salmon fillet, baked beneath a decadent (and keto-friendly) crust of Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, and minced garlic. Besides Sarah, the salmon course was the belle of the evening.
For sides, I served braised leeks (pictured above) topped with a simple vinaigrette, and some oven-caramelized Brussels sprouts. Dessert was a gluten-free carrot cake that Mr. Fox purchased from a local bakery. The cake posed no threat to me. I do not care for carrot cake.
Anyway, back to our chic and delicious Parmesan Crusted Salmon! Yesterday, I filmed the easy-peasy recipe for you:
Thanks for watching! Scroll down for the printable recipe.