Entertaining • May 16th, 2020
Spring and Summer are my favorite seasons to cook. Why? For the simple reason that I love to incorporate fruits in my cooking and meals. I love to add mangoes, avocados, peaches, pineapple – fresh and zesty colorful flavors. This grilled lime salmon with mango avocado salsa is a staple in my kitchen. It’s a quick recipe and a lot of fun to make. It’s a great option for lunch, a date night in or a dinner night with the girls. For those who are not a big fan of salmon or fish, you can opt for grilled chicken which is as tasteful. All these fresh exotic fruits will transport your tastebuds to a tropical island.
For the salmon
Salmon fillets (depending on how many you make, 4-6 will be fine)
3-4 tbsp olive oil
2-3 Tbsp of fresh lime juice
1-2 tsp of lime zest
2-3 cloves of crushed garlic
Salt and black pepper, to taste
For the Mango Avocado Salsa
2 medium mangoes (peeled and dice)
2 medium avocados (peeled and diced)
1 medium red bell pepper (chopped)
1/3 of red onion, (chopped and rinsed under cold water)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
The salmon marinade
In small bowl, whisk the olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper together (set aside).
Place the salmon in a baking dish and pour the marinate over the salmon.
Make sure that the marinade cover both sides of the salmon.
Cover with a plastic film, let it marinate in the fridge for at least 30 min or overnight.
Grilling or baking the salmon
Preheat a grill or griddler over medium-high heat.
If you don’t have any of the above, a grilling pan will work as well.
Make sure that you oil your grill or pan prior to cooking.
Gently place the salmon fillet on the grill and cook for about 5 min.
Carefully turn the salmon and cook for another 5 min or until it is cooked through!
Tip: If you preferred your salmon fillet with skin on, place the fillet in the baking dish skin down first!
Preheat your oven at 400F.
Marinate the salmon and place in a baking dish. (See steps above)
Bake the salmon for 10-15 min.
Mango Avocado Salsa
In a large bowl, mix mango, avocado, bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil together.
Season with salt and fresh ground pepper!
Place the salmon on a plate.
Drizzle the mango avocado salsa across the salmon.
Serve with rice or a side of your choice.
I served mine with rice and sweet fried plantains!
Like always, I would love to hear from you and check out your pictures to see how it turned out.
Enjoy and Happy cooking!