SALMON WITH CHILI AND MANGO SALSA

I was walking in Chinatown and the mangos are piled high! Spring is mango season and I can’t resist buying a case and eating them all, but I did save a few for this recipe.

Gordy the bbq’er knows he should eat more fish but when there is a choice to be made he opts for USDA prime, but tonight the mangos won him over.  

 

 Ingredients for the salsa:

  • 1 10-ounce mango, peeled, pitted, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced seeded serrano chili
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/2 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

I like to  make the salsa ahead of time to let the flavours develop.

Ingredients for the salmon:

  • 2 6-ounce salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat).
  2. Combine the mango, cilantro, red onion, lime juice, zest, chili, garlic and 2 TBS of olive oil.
  3. Season salsa with salt and pepper.
  4. Brush salmon lightly with 1 TBSP of olive oil.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, lime zest and lime juice.
  6. Grill until just opaque in the center, about 5 minutes per side.
  7. Serve with salsa.