GRILLED SALMON WITH GRILLED FRUIT SALSA
There’s still plenty of summertime left and that means easy grilled dinners. The Grilled Fruit Salsa is an excellent accompaniment with the salmon, but if you don’t have the time to prepare it, serve the salmon with a little teriyaki glaze or your favorite exotic barbecue sauce instead.
Grilled Fruit Salsa
1 medium pineapple
1 small jicama, peeled
3 apricots, split and seeded
½ red bell pepper
1 red onion
2 oz salad oil
½ teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons minced cilantro
1-2 oz rice wine vinegar
1-2 oz lime juice, to taste
salt, to taste
optional, 1-2 oz sugar
Heat a barbecue grill or stovetop grill plate to medium heat. Remove the top and bottom from the pineapple and peel the skin. Cut into ½ inch slices. Slice the jicama into ¼-inch slices. Stem, seed and de-rib the bell pepper and lay out flat. Peel the red onion and slice ¼-inch thick.
Using the salad oil, brush all sides of the fruits and vegetables. Working with one item at a time, place on the grill and cook 60-90 seconds on each side. When done, remove and let cool and continue with the remaining fruits and vegetables.
Remove the core from the pineapple slices, discard and cut remaining pineapple into ¼-inch dice. Cut the bell pepper into 1/8-inch dice. Discard any remaining core from the red onion. Cut onions, apricots and jicama into ¼–inch dice. Place fruit and vegetables in a mixing bowl; add the chili powder, cilantro and 1 ounce each of the rice vinegar and lime juice and mix. Add salt and taste and adjust seasonings. If necessary, add the sugar to balance the acidity of the salsa. Serve immediately or place in the refrigerator up to 4 hours. Makes about 2 cups
(6) 4-6 oz salmon filets, skin on
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Lightly season both sides of the filets with salt and pepper. Brush with olive oil. Place on the grill and cook 2-3 minutes on each side. Salmon should not be overcooked, as it will be very dry.
Place salmon on dinner plate and top with 2 ounces of the salsa. Serves 6 immediately