Thursday, October 13, 2011

Grilled Salmon w/ Avocado Salad



I always think of avocado as a summer thing. Not sure why, it is available all year round in my supermarket from California and Mexico.

I could eat an avocado everyday, straight out of the skin with a sprinkle of kosher salt, I love them, and they are super healthy.

Here is an easy weeknight recipe for salmon. You can make a guacamole with the avocado, but I liked the look of the slices, and they didn't brown after I sliced them.

I liked this so much, I made just the avocado salad the next day for lunch using the juice of 1 lemon and omitting the hot pepper.

Healthy and delicious.



Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa (adapted from Laylita's Recipes)

4 salmon filets, about 1/2 lb. per person, skin removed (ask the fish monger to do this for you)

1 tbs olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika powder
1 tsp onion powder (I did not use this, cause I don't have it!)
1 tsp black pepper

Place the salmon filets in a glass dish and add the salt, spices and oil. You can let this sit in the fridge, covered all day until ready to sear.



Make the avocado salad:
1 avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced
a couple of cherry tomatoes, quartered (for some color)
1/4 small red onion, sliced
2 mild hot peppers, seeded and deveined, diced or sliced (optional)
juice from 2 limes (or lemons)
3 tbs olive oil
2 tbs finely chopped cilantro
kosher salt

Lightly mix the avocado slices in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients and season with kosher salt. Refrigerate up to 2 hours before serving.

In a heavy grill pan, sear the fish for 3 minutes on each side until it is done to your liking. I used wild Coho salmon, so it was done very quickly because it is denser and drier than Atlantic salmon.



Plate the salmon and spoon the avocado mixture underneath and over the fish. Garnish with fresh cilantro and enjoy!



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6 comments:

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Love the combo of salmon and avocado. Looks delicious!

Mimi from California Avocados Direct said...

Beautiful recipe! We are a family farm in California growing avocados. We are featuring a link to your post on our Facebook Page today! Thank you for such a delicious way to enjoy avocados!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Stacey - Like you, I love avocados and sometimes just smear some on toast for breakfast. The salmon with it looks great and so healthy too.

Raksha said...

Two of my favorite foods in the entire world - avocados and salmon! How can I NOT make this as soon as I get the ingredients together? Thank you so much for this recipe.

Joanne said...

Back in college I totally went through a phase where I ate avocado with salt for breakfast...it was weird. This = so not weird. and so totally delicious.

Elen said...

Made this tonight. Loved it.
I think I just lost a pound! Thank you!