Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa

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This Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa is a wonderfully simple, healthy and delicious recipe to pull together.   The salmon is brushed with a touch of olive oil and honey which gives it a slightly glazed coating and delicate flavor.  And…the bold flavor of this citrus salsa  compliments the salmon nicely.

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When purchasing salmon – you’ll want to look for wild-caught and stay clear of the farm-raised. Wild caught salmon offers a number of health benefits, including cardio protection, improved mood and cognition, joint protection, and the omegas in salmon have been associated with decreased risk of two eye-related problems: macular degeneration and chronic dry eye.

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Intake of fish rich in omega-3 fat is also associated with decreased risk for several types of cancer (colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, and breast cancer). Cancer risk studies  show marked benefits when omega-3 fish are consumed at least once a week.  Salmon is also a good source of protein and selenium.

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Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa
Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large oranges, peel discarded and flesh coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 salmon filets (approximately 4 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons honey clove honey
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

For the Salsa
  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl and toss well.
  2. Refrigerate before use.
For the Salmon
  1. Mix together the  honey and olive oil in a small bowl.
  2. Brush the salmon with the honey and olive oil mixture and cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side depending on thickness.
  3. Serve with Citrus Salsa

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