Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa (Recipe)

Dec 4, 2021

Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa (Recipe)


For Salmon

✅ 4 salmon fillet pieces, skin on (about 6 ounces each)

✅ Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

✅ 3 Tbsp olive oil

✅ 2 tsp lime zest

✅ 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice

✅ 3 cloves garlic, crushed

For Mint Mango Salsa

✅ 2 mangoes, diced

✅ 1/2 seedless English cucumber (hot house cucumber), chopped

✅ 20 fresh mint leaves, chopped

✅ 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

✅ Juice of 1/2 lemon


1️⃣ Season salmon with kosher salt on both sides and place, flesh side up, in a casserole dish deep enough to hold the marinade

2️⃣ Make the marinade. In a bowl, add extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, mint, garlic, spices, and salt. Whisk to combine.

3️⃣ Pour marinade over the salmon and let sit in room temperature for 20 minutes (or, if you have the time, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.)

4️⃣ Meanwhile, make the mango salsa. In a bowl, add mangoes, cucumber, fresh mint, red onions, and lemon juice. Toss to combine. Set aside for now. (If you don’t plan to eat for a few hours, cover salsa and refrigerate until ready to use.)

5️⃣ Heat an outdoor gas grill on high (grill is ready when you can hold your hand one inch above the grates for only 1 to 2 seconds). Make sure grates are generously oiled (this is important so that the salmon does not stick.)

or you can also cook this salmon in a grill pan or bake it in the oven.

Note: inside 

The baked version won’t be quite as good because you won’t get the light char but when it’s cold outside it’s what we do.

To do so, bake salmon in a greased 13 by 9-inch baking dish in preheated 400 degree F oven for 12 – 15 minutes.

6️⃣ Arrange salmon fillets on hot grill, flesh side down first (this way, they’ll get some nice grill marks while the fish is still firm.) Close the grill lid. Cook 1-3 minutes on the first side, depending on how thick the fillets are. DO NOT move the salmon fillets until you are ready to turn them over.

7️⃣ Look for grill marks on the fish, and where the fish is closest to the grill, you should see a small layer of opaque (cooked) flesh. Using tongs and a metal spatula, carefully turn the fish over so it is now skin-side down. Now, turn heat down to medium. Close the grill lid. Cook for another 2-5 minutes, again depending on the thickness of the fillets. Salmon is ready when it is barely opaque throughout.

8️⃣ Remove from the grill and serve with the mango salsa and Lebanese rice (or your favorite grain). You can serve mango salsa on top or on the side.


Servings : 4
Cooked in : 8 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish

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