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Salmon with Strawberry Salsa Cooking View

I mentioned not long ago that I wasn’t a big fan of fruit and meat, etc. combos but it seems I’m coming around.  This dish totally blew me away.  Honestly, I was expecting this to be so-so for me, and maybe something Ben said he liked to be polite.  But no, we both devoured it.  And so did Andrew!  Even better, it’s incredibly simple to prepare, quick, and healthy to boot.  How can you say no to a meal like that?  I think this would be great for entertaining because it is easy, certainly unique and the bright colors make for a beautiful presentation.

Salmon with Strawberry Salsa
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

For the salsa:
2 cups fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled and diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
4 scallions, white and green portions, sliced thin
1 tsp. fresh parsley, minced
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Drizzle of olive oil
Drizzle of honey
Salt and pepper, to taste

4 salmon fillets (about 6 oz. each)
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste

Cooking View

Directions

  • To make the salsa, combine the strawberries, tomatoes, scallions, parsley, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, honey, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl.  Mix well to blend, then cover and refrigerate while you prepare the salmon.

  • Preheat the broiler.  Line a baking sheet with foil.  Place the salmon fillets on the foil.  Squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice over each fillet, and season with salt and pepper.  Broil about 6-8 inches away from heat source (in my oven, this is upper middle rack).  Cook about 10-12 minutes, depending on your oven and the size of the fillets, checking for doneness.  Transfer the salmon to serving plates and top with strawberry salsa.  Serve warm.

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  • Nikki

    This looks very good. I will try it out! We were on vacation in Oregon one year and ate a very charming restaurant over looking the river. I tried their “special” of grilled salmon with strawberry peach salsa. It was one of the most memorable meals I have ever eaten.

  • http://www.pantrytales.blogspot.com Nicole G

    This definitely looks interesting! I would never have thought to put strawberry anything with salmon. With the 100+ degree weather we have been having in Missouri, I would definitely welcome a light seafood meal.

  • lovestoeat

    this is one of our faves..we make it A LOT!! yours looks great

  • http://apinchofthisandadashofthat.blogspot.com CaSaundra

    A strawberry salsa sounds so summery and refreshing–love the idea!

  • http://archintrain.blogspot.com pup

    That salsa sounds and looks delicious!!

  • http://ourlifeinfood.wordpress.com Carrie

    I used to be the exact same way with meat/fruit recipes. Only in the last several months have I grown to love the combo! And I’m putting this one on my list for sure….it looks so flavorful, and so pretty too!

  • http://thecookingteacher.wordpress.com lemreg

    This is perfect to use up summer fruit! Making this tonight!

  • http://www.j3nn.net Jenn (Jenn’s Menu and Lifestyle Blog)

    That salmon looks so beautiful! I never thought about strawberry salsa– sounds amazing! Salmon works so well with fruity components, I’ll have to try this sometime. :)

    Jenn

  • http://chicagocuisinecritique.blogspot.com Chicago Cuisine Critique

    I’m usually not a huge fruit with meat fan either, but this does look quite tasty. I may have to give in and try it.

  • http://theobsessivechef.blogspot.com StephenC

    What an interesting dish. I would never have thought of this. I must see if I can sell the idea to Peter.

  • http://www.foodiesathome.com foodies at home

    You had me at strawberry salsa! Wow what a combo!

  • http://www.goodbyedallashelloworld.blogspot.com Meredith

    This looks amazing! My mom’s birthday is this weekend and I’ve been searching for dinner recipes. This just might be the winner!

  • http://pinkparsleycatering.blogspot.com Josie

    I made this back in May, and we loved it too. Such a great combo!

  • http://www.sugarduchess.com LaChelle @ SugarDuchess

    I never would have dreamed of putting these two together, but you’ve totally sold me on it! I think I’ll hunt down some salmon fillets… :) Thanks for sharing!

  • http://comfortofcooking.blogspot.com Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    What an interesting salsa, Annie. This is a wonderful, creative dish. I love a good salmon steak, but they’re SO expensive at my grocery store right now. Hopefully, they’ll come down in price soon so I can get to trying this!

  • http://foodformyfamily.com/ Shaina (Food for My Family)

    I feel like it’s been a month since we had salmon. I need to remedy this soon. I love strawberries and balsamic together and am looking forward to trying this.

  • http://sallyinthegalley.blogspot.com/ Sally

    Hi, this is such an unusual combo, definitely worth trying methinks!

  • http://backtothecuttingboard.com Emily

    I’ve been looking for more salmon recipes since I’m trying to eat more fish, so this is great. I would never have thought to combine strawberries and fish, but it sounds very fresh and summery.

  • http://www.thimblesbobbinspaperandink.blogspot.com Jennifer Woodward

    Oh my goodness! Annie!!! My husband and I just finished dinner and as he got up from the table he said to me, “Thank you SO MUCH for such a delicious dinner!” True, he is very sweet about being thankful for the meals he eats, but he really, REALLY liked this. And so did I!! To everyone who is considering making this…like the Nike commercial says, “just do it!” You will not be sorry. It is simple to make and the strawberry salsa is the perfect accompaniment to the Salmon. With the oppressive heat everywhere this summer, this is the perfect, satisfying and wonderful summer meal. Thank you Annie!!

  • http://theculinaryenthusiast.blogspot.com Karla

    So, I have a yummy salmon BLT recipe on my menu board….however, this recipe is highly tempting, and I might just have to switch it up! Looks wonderful! I have really learned to love salmon this summer, and have yet to make a recipe twice since there are soooo many ways to change it up and keep a salmon meal “fresh.” Thanks for venturing into a meat/fruit combination and sharing this recipe!

  • http://goodthingscatered.blogspot.com Katie

    Oh yay – so flattered that you like it. I love simple, what can I say. Your pics always make everything look so great, too. :)

  • Michelle

    My family loves salmon and I’m always looking for new ways to prepare it so we don’t get bored. My mother-in-law passed away less than two weeks ago of a heart attack. There was no prior family history, so it was really a shock. As a result, the hubs and I are committed to more healthful living and this recipe certainly will certainly help with that. It looks delish and I will definitely be trying it while strawberries are in season.

  • http://www.campinginmontana.org Raquel

    Salmon is my absolute favorite fish!! I usually make it with just the classic lemon and pepper but this looks amazing. Our strawberry patch had a bumper year too so I have plenty around right now.

  • http://princessaioli.wordpress.com Princess Aioli

    This looks beautiful. Can’t wait to try it! I was thinking about using white pepper – did you use white or black?

  • Annie

    I’m sure either is fine. I always use black just because I never have white pepper on hand.

  • Michelle

    Okay, I tried this recipe two days after my original post…All I can say is DELISH! Even my picky seventeen-year-old loved it. And the strawberry salsa was even better the next day! It’s a keeper.

  • Owen’s mommy

    I did try this recipe today. OH MY GOSH it’s so tasty! Thanks for sharing.
    Is there a “Like” button that I can click?

  • Annie

    Actually there is. If you click on the post title so you are on that page (rather than the main blog page) there should be a like button at the top. There is also a Twitter button at the bottom if you’re into that.

  • hainesmorgan

    Looks fresh and delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Hattie

    Made this today – a lovely , delicate flavour, soft, sweet and tangy all at the same time – the rice complimented it perfectly. Love the fact that its so healthy as well :) Thanks for the recipe.

  • http://www.cthings.etsy.com Cindy

    This is absolutely Great! I have never baked salmon before and this recipe is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing. So nice it is healthy and besides easy to make. My husband loved it, my son enjoyed it and I think it is GREAT!

  • http://ourlifeinfood.com Carrie

    I made this recently and really enjoyed it. Such a bright, refreshing, and unique combination of flavors….everything spring! The light and sweet flavor of the salsa really paired well with the buttery salmon. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  • http://matkapolkawangielskiejkuchni1.blogspot.com jukejka

    I’m doing this today for dinner ;)

  • http://www.ashleyscookingadventures.blogspot.com Ashley’s Cooking Adventures

    I’ve been browsing your “Healthy” foods because hubby and I need to go a major diet and these are a standout! What a lovely way to highlight such a beautiful fish and wonderful fresh strawberries.

  • Matt

    Hey I just wondering, the step, “line baking paper with foil” do I wrap the foil around the salmon whilst in the broiler? and how do I check for doneness? I’m new to this whole cooking thing so can you please explain it to me

  • Annie

    I think you mean “line baking sheet with foil”. It just means to put a piece of foil on your baking sheet, and basically saves you a lot of clean up later.

  • Vanessa F.

    I know you’ve posted a recipe for strawberry bruschetta – which looks delicious – but I actually used this salsa recipe instead a couple weeks ago for company, and it worked out great! I just brushed the baguette slices with olive oil, toasted ‘em up, and served with the salsa

  • amw

    if I make the salsa ahead of time, and keep it in the fridge, how long do think it would last? Thanks

  • annieseats

    Please see the FAQ page regarding food storage. Thanks!