Wild Caught Salmon with Garlic, Tomatoes, & Carrots

If you love fish, this is a recipe for you. BUT, the fish isn’t the main player here. The fatty-goodness of the duck fat accents the tomatoes and gives this whole dish a “wow factor” that’s unbelievable until you taste it yourself. I’m going to start using duck fat more often!



Mmm.. your kitchen will smell wonderful.

  • 1 tbsp rendered duck fat (best flavor, although you can also use coconut oil, grass-fed butter, ghee, lard, or whatever other primal fats you have around. Post on primal fats coming soon!)
  • 1/2-1 lb Wild Caught Salmon (don’t forget to de-bone the fish!!)
  • 1 large tomato; roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic; minced
  • 1 large handful baby carrots (just for a nice crunch on the side)


Melt duck fat over medium flame in a large pan. When pan is hot*, saute garlic for 5 minutes, until lightly browned. Add tomato and stir for 2 minutes. Add salmon, skin side down, cover and cook 12 minutes, flip and cook other side for 5 minutes, until salmon’s sides are flakey when brushed with a fork.

Serves 2.

If you want crispy skin on your salmon–> after sautéing garlic, add salmon, skin side down, and cook 12 minutes (or until skin is crispy), then flip salmon, add tomatoes and cook for another 5-7 minutes.

*when sautéing pretty much ANYTHING in a pan, it is crucial that you wait until the oil inside the pain is hot enough to where you drop something into the oil, it sizzles. If you drop cold salmon into cold oil and let it gradually heat up, you will wind up with soggy, nasty skin from having sat in oil for a prolonged period of time. 

About The Author


As a recent recent high school graduate, I've seen a lot of kids struggling with health and fitness over my years in school. I went Primal when my physical trainer helped me really focus on my physical well-being in training for my baseball career. I credit a large percentage of my health and well being on and off the baseball field to my Primal lifestyle. An idea came to the my mind to create a website where kids going into college could find great information on health and nutrition as well as functional fitness. I am extremely excited to be able to write about health in the college world, as a lot of times kids forget how to eat healthy when they go off to the college world. While we saw this as an opportunity to reach out to the college world, we also wanted this site to be a resource for people of all ages struggling with their health as a place for them to go and find great resources and information. Feel free to email me or Max at cavemancollege@gmail.com with any questions you may have. Email Josh at joshsinger11@gmail.com.

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