As you probably know by now, I love Chinook [aka. Alaskan King] salmon. I prefer being able to taste the flavors of the fish itself, so I always make sure not to overwhelm it with other flavors. I love summertime as it's the season of flavorful peaches and sweet nectarines, along with tomatoes and tons of fresh basil. I basically created a nice crisp and clean peach salsa with a little kick from a finely chopped jalapeño. Added in some basil and mint leaves, and gave it a squirt of lemon juice to brighten the flavors. It was amazing, yet so simple.
Grilled Salmon with Peach Salsa
Adapted from My Recipes
Yield: 2 servings
8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp mint leaves
1 Tbsp basil leaves
1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
1/2 lemon, juice
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tsp honey
kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 (7 oz.) Wild Alaskan king salmon fillets
1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients through the jalapeño pepper. Give it a squirt of lemon juice.
2. Add some honey..
3. Add some olive oil.. sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste.
4. Toss to combine. Voila! A perfect peach salsa [which pairs equally well with chicken or fish].
5. Then sprinkle some salt and pepper over your salmon fillets. Heat up some olive oil in a grilling pan. Then cook salmon 4 minutes per side, or until desired degree of doneness.
6. Serve salmon with couple spoonfuls of the salsa. Enjoy!