Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Salmon with Strawberry Salsa

So, if you've been reading my blog this summer, you will know that I've been on a salmon kick.  I can say with 100% confidence that I have successfully taught myself to love salmon!!!  Yay!!  I find myself wishing that I had bought 2 packages of salmon after each shopping trip!  This meal was filled to the brim with the wonderful flavors of summer--fresh, ripe tomatoes, juicy strawberries, tangy lemon juice.  The balsamic is the "cherry on the top" in this combination of flavors!!!   Another bonus of this meal, besides its knock-out flavor, is that is comes together quickly--perfect for a weeknight dinner, yet "fancy" enough for company.  Sa-weet!

Salmon with Strawberry Salsa
adapted from Annie's Eats

For the salsa:
2 cups fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled and diced
1 cup tomatoes, diced
4 scallions, white and green portions, sliced thin
1 tsp. fresh parsley, minced
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Drizzle of olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

4 salmon fillets (about 6 oz. each)
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste

To make the salsa, combine the strawberries, tomatoes, scallions, parsley, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, honey, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl.  Mix well to blend, then cover and refrigerate while you prepare the salmon.

If using an outdoor grill, spray with non-stick cooking spray before heating.  Grill for 3-4 minutes on each side.  Watch for salmon to look opaque and pink.  Or, if cooking indoors, preheat the broiler.  Line a baking sheet with foil.  Place the salmon fillets on the foil.  Squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice over each fillet, and season with salt and pepper.  Broil about 6-8 inches away from heat source   Cook about 10-12 minutes, depending on your oven and the size of the fillets, checking for doneness.  Transfer the salmon to serving plates and top with strawberry salsa.  Serve warm.

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