How to meal prep salmon for the week, including an easy salmon recipe, all for just $6 per meal. This is the best way to cook salmon for meal prep and is the best salmon recipe ever!
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F for the salmon.
While the oven is preheating, start the garlic brown rice. In a deep stock pot, add olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and cook for a minute, or until fragrant.
Bring this to a boil, then cover the pot, reduce to a simmer, and cook for about 20-30 minutes, or until the liquid is fully absorbed and the rice is tender. Then, add in the green onions, stir, and then set aside.
While the rice is cooking, we can prep our green beans for our parmesan green beans. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet.
Add garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
Add the green beans, sea salt, and black pepper, and toss to coat green beans evenly in the pan.
Continue to saute for approx. 4-5 minutes. (We’re looking for the green beans to just become slightly tender - we don’t want to cook them all the way here or they’ll be overcooked when you reheat your meal later.)
Then, remove from heat and sprinkle grated parmesan. Toss once again until parmesan is melted. Set aside.
Finally, we’re going to prep our salmon. Make the spice rub in a small mixing bowl by combining the coconut sugar, sea salt, ground black pepper, ground cumin, dry mustard, and ground cinnamon, and then stir together.
Rub the spice mixture on the top side (non-skin) of the salmon fillets.
Sear this side of the fish for about 2-3 minutes, and then carefully flip the fillets over and transfer pan to the oven.
To prep the salmon meal prep ready to go in the fridge for later, add the garlic brown rice to one side of the meal prep container and then the parmesan garlic green beans on the other side. Then, lay the pan-roasted salmon over the top. Seal tightly and refrigerate.
This salmon meal prep will keep in the fridge up to 4-5 days and can be reheated in the microwave in just 2 minutes.