Tonight I was home for the weekend, and found some salmon fillets. I have a friend who recommended trying out mango salsa with salmon, so I was up for making something new tonight.
I started off making the salsa. The salsa consisted of:
- 2 Mangos
- 1 red pepper
- 1 jalapeno
- 1/2 lime
- 1 tbs of honey
- 1/4 tbs of salt
- 1/4 tbs of crushed red pepper
Dice the mangos, red pepper, and jalapeno. Put those in a bowl and add in the seasonings (honey, lime, salt, and crushed red pepper). Stir for about 15 seconds.
While I was making the Salsa, I got my brother involved and had him work on the fillets. He prepped those by adding:
- Squeeze 1/2 of a lime
- 1 tbs of olive oil
- 1/4 tbs of sea salt
- a couple shakes of crushed red pepper
Once the salsa was ready, I placed it in the refrigerator and put the salmon on the grill.
I cooked these on low heat. I usually like grilling on high heat, but I’ve been finding that cooking slow is much better than cooking hot and fast. So, on low heat, I let each side cook for about 7 minutes and then about 3 minutes after the 1st two initial flips. It turned out perfectly cooked, and great flavor.
Here is what the final dished looked like:
All in all, it took about 30 minutes to prepare. The most difficult thing to prepare was the mango. They are somewhat of a tricky fruit to cut. They get very slippery. You can watch this video to help you cut mango more efficiently. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K-zUDSO0-8&w=560&h=315]
This dish had great flavor. There was a great balance of sweet, and spicy. I would highly recommend this for a summer get together. Fresh, colorful, fruit and veggies, and tasty piece of fish is totally a summer dish and crowd pleaser.