Grilled Wild Salmon with Cucumber-Avocado Salsa

I had never grilled salmon before and thought this turned out magnificently! The salsa salad on the side adds a nice summery flare to the dish.

For the Salmon
2 lbs. side of salmon, skin on
1 T olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 T fresh chives, chopped
2 T fresh cilantro, chopped
2 limes
Aluminum foil

Preheat grill to medium high.

Place salmon on a large flat surface. Rub with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, chives and cilantro.

Squeeze juice of one lime over the salmon just before putting it on the grill.

When grill is hot, cook flesh side down and cook, undisturbed for about six minutes. (It should release easily from the grill when you try to turn it over.)

Take salmon off grill and place skin side up on a piece of aluminum foil that is bigger than the salmon. Squeeze the juice from the second lime on the salmon.

Place salmon back on grill on the aluminum foil, close the grill lid and cook for another six minutes.

Lift aluminum foil and salmon off the of drill and let the salmon rest for five minutes. (It will continue to cook a little while it rests.)

Serve with avocado salsa.

Avocado Salsa
2 1/2 c. English cucumber, sliced
2 scallions, green and white parts, minced
3 T red wine vinegar
2 T lime juice
1 T honey
1 T olive oil
3 T chopped fresh cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
1 avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped

Combine scallion and cucumber together in a bowl. Whisk together vinegar and next four ingredients in a small bowl. Pour vinaigrette over cucumber mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Add avocado just before serving and stir gently.

I served the salmon and the salsa separately. We ate the salsa more like a salad. We also had this lovely meal with a side of black beans. Yum!

What did the family think? Hubby and I both loved this. The salmon came out PERFECT! I also loved the cool summeriness of the salad/salsa. The kids had fish sticks. I always let them have fish sticks on fish night.

from Cooking Light

1 Comment

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One Response to Grilled Wild Salmon with Cucumber-Avocado Salsa

  1. Jody

    Grilling salmon is my favorite way to fix it….esp. on a cedar plank! I saw the avocado salsa recipe on Cooking Light, and had been wanting to try it. Thanks for getting to it first. 🙂

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