Grilled Salmon with Corn, Tomato, & Avocado Salsa

There are so many great things available in our co-op lately – that I really can’t seem to make a decision as to what I want each week.  This week, I got a ton of stuff, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, corn on the cob, cucumbers, avocados and more… I don’t want any of it to go bad, so I’m trying to combine as many ingredients as possible in each meal.  I bought some beautiful fish this week, too – so I decided to make Grilled Salmon with Corn, Tomato, & Avocado Salsa.  Here’s what we did:

  • 4 pieces of salmon
  • 6 ears of corn, cleaned
  • 5 super ripe tomatoes
  • 3 avocados
  • 1 lime
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Put up a big pot of water and when it starts to boil, put the corn in the water and turn it off.  The corn will be done in just a few minutes, but because it’s not boiling away, the time is more forgiving and it can sit a while if you get caught up in something else.  Remove from water and set aside to cool. Meanwhile, take the salmon out of the fridge, unwrap and pat down with a paper towel – you want the fish to be as dry as possible – I like to pat down the skin and flesh sides as that will help to crisp up the skin.  Allow the fish to sit out a little bit, just until it comes almost to room temperature.

Delicious Salmon

When the corn is cool enough to handle, take a sharp knife and remove the kernels.

Sweet, Local Corn

Chop the tomatoes, pretty small..

Juicy, Ripe Tomatoes

Add them to the corn, chop the avocado and squeeze the juice of the lime over everything.

Salsa

Cover and set aside.

Heat a grill pan on med/high heat and brush some olive oil on the fish (skin side) – season with salt and pepper.  Put the fish on the grill skin side down and cook until the skin gets crispy (if the fish was too wet, the skin won’t get crispy, but that’s ok – turn when the color changes almost half way up the fish).

Grilling the Salmon

Flip and cook on the flesh side (just a couple of minutes).

Plate the fish, spoon some salsa – and we served it with a tossed salad.  Drizzle a little oil over the whole plate – salt and pepper to taste and voila!  Healthy, delicious, easy dinner!

Salmon Dinner



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