Bacon-Wrapped Salmon with Baked Plantain Fries (AIP-Friendly Meal)

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Ahhhh yes.  Salmon.  It’s fish, you know.  How can it possibly taste good? Well, you see, there is a foolproof way to make anything (well, almost anything) taste good; and that is wrapping it in bacon. Sound crazy? Just try it.  It is so delicious.  Crisp bacon wrapped around tender, mild salmon; it’s like a fancy upscale dinner! And it is super-easy; a perfect emergency supper.


As for the plantain fries: Let’s just saymy mother and I had words over potentially making the fries a whole separate post; they were that good.  I am putting them with the salmon because I thought they made such a delicious and nourishing (not to mention autoimmune paleo friendly) meal.  Fries with salmon? Well, why not?


Allow me to replay my brother’s reaction to the baked plantain fries:

Brother: Mom, can I please have just one of your fries?

Mother: Yes, you may have one.

Brother: (Munching) Wow! Can I have five?!!

Yes, this did actually happen. baked-plantain-fries2

So what are you waiting for? Go make bacon-wrapped salmon and plantain fries!!!!!

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Shared at Fight Back Friday, Fat Tuesday, Allergy-Free Wednesday, and AIP Recipe Roundtable.

Recipe Notes:

  • This probably goes without saying, but use real bacon for this recipe.
  • Wild-caught salmon fillets are pretty easy to find; I think we got ours at Aldi.
  • Make sure to use very green plantains for the fries; we want these fries to be savory, not sweet.
  • I recommend using a cast-iron skillet to cook the salmon in; it distributes heat well and cooks proteins nicely.
  • Plantain fries are best with lots of sea salt.

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Bacon-Wrapped Salmon with Baked Plantain Fries (AIP-Friendly Meal)

By May 15, 2014

  • Prep Time : 10 minutes
  • Cook Time : 35 minutes
  • Yield : 4 servings
  • Allergens :
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To make the plantain fries:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the plantain "fries" in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Toss with fat of choice and salt.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Stir the garlic into the fries and bake them for another 15 minutes.
To make the salmon:
  1. Wrap each salmon fillet with a strip of bacon.
  2. Cook each fillet about 3 minutes per side in a hot cast iron skillet, or until bacon is crisp and the fish is cooked through.
  3. Serve with plantain fries.
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4 Responses to Bacon-Wrapped Salmon with Baked Plantain Fries (AIP-Friendly Meal)

  1. Ara

    Will the plantain fries have a sweet flavor even after being cooked and salted?

    • Heather R.

      The key is to use plantains that are still completely green; that way the fries won’t be sweet; they’ll have a traditional “French fry” flavor. :) Have a great day!

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