With its fresh and slightly crunchy sauce, this fish dish pairs swimmingly with a cool and refreshing cucumber salad.
Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Sauce
Calories256 Per Serving
Protein30g Per Serving
Fiber1g Per Serving
|Total Fat||13.5 g|
|Saturated Fat||2.5 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||2.0 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||6.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||3 g|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g|
3 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat
Cilantro Sauce Ingredients
1 cup tightly packed cilantro (fresh)
1/4 cup dry-roasted sliced almonds
1/4 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup cold water
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil (extra-virgin preferred)
1 small chopped garlic clove
1/2 medium fresh jalapeño, seeds and ribs discarded, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 salmon fillets with skin (about 5 ounces each), rinsed and patted dry
Lightly spray the grill rack with cooking spray. Preheat the grill on medium high.
Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, process the sauce ingredients until chunky. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
In a small bowl, stir together the cumin, coriander, salt, and cayenne. Sprinkle the mixture onto the flesh side of the fish. Using your fingertips, gently press the mixture so it adheres to the fish.
Grill the fish for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or to the desired doneness. Remove the skin if desired (tongs work well for this). Serve the fish with the sauce.
Cooking Tip: Grill salmon with the skin still on so it doesn’t fall apart when you turn it on the grill. The skin comes off easily once the fish is cooked.
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