5-Min Paleo Fish Fry

by Jordan Reasoner

5-min Paleo Fish Fry

I’ve got two kids… so let’s be real. Many nights, those sexy dinner plates we often see on blogs are a fantasy. (Enter the 5-min Paleo fish fry.)

It’s not glamorous, but it gets the job done.

I’d like to share it with you so you can have it in your back pocket, you know for those nights you dream about grabbing a pizza on the way home.

NOTE: This recipe includes water chestnuts, which are a “grey zone” for SCD’ers. I definitely didn’t have them until 2 years into the diet. They aren’t for the newbies. For those interested, here’s what Elaine’s site had to say. If you can’t eat them, leave them out or swap in something else tasty.

How to Make 5-Min Paleo Fish Fry


  • 1 Can Wild-Caught Salmon
  • 1/2 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Can Water Chestnuts
  • 1 Head Broccoli
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Cilantro
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • BONUS FLAVOR: Coconut Aminos


Start by sauteing the chopped onion in coconut oil and once they start to brown, add the salmon and mix it up.

In another pan, saute olive oil, broccoli, water chestnuts (for the advanced folks), garlic, and spices (basil, rosemary, cilantro).

Each pan will literally take about 5 minutes. For bonus flavor, finish off each pan with a few dashes of coconut aminos.

Enjoy 🙂

– Jordan

P.S. – What’s your favorite 5-min dish? Leave the recipe in the comments below.


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About the author

Jordan Reasoner Jordan Reasoner is a health engineer and author. He was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2007 and almost gave up hope when a gluten-free diet didn’t work. Since then, he transformed his health using the SCD Diet and started SCDLifestyle.com to help others naturally heal stomach problems. You can check out his story here and find him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.

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Sharon May 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm

This is fantastic!!! I agree with you on the sexy dinner plates on some blogs. They just dont cut it with kids. When it comes down to it they dont care what is on their plates when they are hungry. I will be trying this one out with my 4 on those rushed basketball nights when pizza would be so easy.

Jayden Johnson September 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Nice Jordan. I was wondering do you still have your turkey sausages for breakfast?
On a side note to do or Steve still take betaine hcl and digestive enzymes ?

Jordan Reasoner September 14, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Hi Jayden, we both still take Betaine HCL for ideal digestion. I have the sausage again. I took a break for a while and had shrimp each morning, which was really good!