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Seared Salmon with Cilantro-Cucumber Salsa

Seared Salmon with Cilantro-Cucumber Salsa

Seared Salmon with Cilantro-Cucumber Salsa is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Serves 4.

Here, a summertime salsa contributes color, flavor and texture to basic pan-seared salmon. You can make the salsa several hours in advance and refrigerate it until you are ready to serve.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise,
      seeded, halved lengthwise again and thinly
      sliced crosswise
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro, plus sprigs for
      garnish
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. canola oil
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 salmon fillets, each 5 oz. (155 g) and about 1 inch
      thick (2.5 cm)
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • Lime wedges for garnish

Directions:

In a bowl, combine the cucumber, red onion and chopped cilantro and toss gently to mix. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, 1 tsp. of the canola oil, the honey, red pepper flakes and 1/2 tsp. of the salt. Pour the lime juice mixture over the cucumber mixture and toss gently to mix and coat evenly. Set aside.

Sprinkle the salmon fillets on both sides with the remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and the black pepper. In a large, nonstick fry pan over medium-high heat, warm the remaining 1/2 tsp. canola oil. Add the fish and cook, turning once, until opaque throughout when tested with the tip of a knife, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

Transfer the salmon fillets to warmed individual plates and top each with one-fourth of the salsa. Garnish the plates with the cilantro sprigs and lime wedges. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

Serves 4.
Adapted from The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook, by Cheryl Forberg, R.D., and Maureen Callahan, R.D. (Oxmoor House, 2004).
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Fresh and Delicious! This meal is so light and refreshing especially on a nice warm day. I will definitely make it again.. maybe next time with a little less oil in the dressing.
Date published: 2013-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deliciously Perfect Every Time This is a tried and true fantastic dish for 2 or 10. I have made this dish so many times - today I retrieved it for a friend. I love to make the salsa early to let it maturate. Oh, don't leave out the red pepper flakes, the dish fancies the little kick. We are working to reduce our weight through fitness & diet - this is a "go to" dinner on our clean-fresh living program yet it's so delicious you will want to serve to your guests.
Date published: 2013-03-06
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