Ready to “fly your coop?” High temperatures got you seeking shade and feeling tuckered out?
Grilled Salmon with Avocado-Cucumber Salsa fast and fabulous will give you time to put your feet up, grab a book and cool it, making for a great day!
At least 1 1/2 hours before serving, make a simple marinade for your salmon steaks (or fillet). Cover your salmon and tuck in the fridge for at least 1 hour…I do it early in the day 5 to 6 hours ahead, cause I like lots of flavor…
Chop fresh cilantro. Dice cucumber and red onion…
Add it to diced pineapple, fresh is heavenly, canned works…now add the juice of 1 lime…
Peel and pit an avocado. Dice it small…
Carefully give it a gentle toss, cover and chill.
Preheat your grill about 20 minutes before you’d like to eat. We like to use a grill basket for all fish that we grill. Also, every grill can be different. My guy grilled our salmon steaks over low heat for 6-7 minutes per side. Be careful not to over cook it. It cooks quickly, so watch it…you can always “throw it back!”
Serve with a little steamed or grilled corn and watermelon stars. It’s so amazingly easy, tasty, summery lite.
Simple Salmon Marinade
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. rice vinegar (I use seasoned)
Combine and pour over salmon. I like to use a zipped bag…but anything sealed will work. Chill for 1 hour minimum or up to 5 or 6 hours for more flavor. 20 minutes before serving, preheat grill. Grill for 10 to 15 minutes over low heat. If you don’t have a grill basket, make sure your grill rack is really clean and rub a little oil on it, so your fish won’t stick.
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
1 large cucumber, peeled and small diced
1/2 cup fresh pineapple, small dice
Juice of 1 fresh lime
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and small diced
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
Gently toss, cover and chill for 1 hour before serving.
Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!
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