Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Light Delicious Dinner: Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa Verde

This recipe is from ,of course, my favorite TV station 'Foodnetwork.com'
And the person who created this recipe is my favorite Giada De Laurentiis.

It's called "Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa Verde"
Sooooo easy, light, and delicious!!

Ingredients (4servings)
2 Large Oranges
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 scallions, finely sliced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed, drained and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons orange zest
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Vegetable or canola oil, for oiling the grill
4 (4 to 5 oz) center cut salmon fillets, skinned, each about 3-inch square
2 tablespoons amber agave nectar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

And here is the easy recipe :)
1. For the salsa:
   Peel and trim the ends from each orange. Cut along the membrane on both sides of each segment. Free the segments and add them to a medium bowl.
  Add the olive oil, .lemon juice, parsley, scallions, mint, capers, orange zest, lemon zest, and red pepper flakes. Toss lightly and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.

2. For the salmon:
   Put a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Brush the grilling rack with vegetable oil to keep the salmon from sticking. 
   Brush the salmon on both sides with the agave nectar and season with salt and pepper to taste (I didn't have agave nectar, so I used honey... still delicious!). 
   Grill until the fish flakes easily and is cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. 
   Transfer the salmon to a platter and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

3. Spoon the salsa verde on top of the salmon or serve on the side as an accompaniment.

It's citrusy (is it a word??), light, and yummy!! 
And it's healthy!! 
What more do you want???

Try it :) 

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