Outdoor Living Can Be Healthy & Fun!

3R's Construction, Outdoor Living, Outdoor Kitchen, Healthy

The sneak peek of sunshine and spring weather this past week has us dreaming about summer and all the things we miss about outdoor living! As we look forward to longer, warmer days, many of us are also focusing on a healthier lifestyle as we prepare for a summer of outdoor living and FUN!

One of the easiest ways to give your nutrition a kickstart is by lighting up that grill and utilizing your outdoor kitchen space. To celebrate the beginning of grill season, we’re sharing an easy but healthy recipe that everyone will enjoy!

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3R's Construction, Outdoor Living, Outdoor Kitchen, Healthy

Grilled Basil Lemon Salmon

2 lbs sockeye salmon or another fresh salmon of your choice
3-4 lemons
3 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 recipe Basil Vinaigrette

Heat your grill to medium-high heat. Slice 3 of the lemons into very thin slices either with a sharp knife or with a mandolin. Place lemon slices on top of salmon filet. Drizzle the skewers with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Squeeze 1/2 of the remaining lemon juice on top. Carefully transfer the salmon filet to the preheated grill and grill until the salmon is almost fully cooked through. Remove the salmon from the grill and let rest for about 5 minutes to let the salmon just continue to cook. Serve the salmon with the Basil Vinaigrette and extra lemons if desired.

Basil Vinaigrette
1 shallot roughly chopped
2 cups tightly packed fresh basil leaves stems removed (about 4 ounces)
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Combine all the ingredients for the basil vinaigrette in a high powered blender and blend for 60 seconds until very smooth.
Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed. Serve immediately. Or you can refrigerate the vinaigrette for up to 3-5 days.

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3R's Construction, Outdoor Living, Outdoor Kitchen, Healthy

While we still might be a few months out from utilizing our outdoor space on a regular basis, we can definitely start to take advantage of every day of sunshine in the meantime! Get that grill hot, dust off your favorite healthy summer recipes, and start enjoying time outdoors.

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