In June 2010 our precious daughter, Kaia, was born. Now that a month has passed and I am getting into a routine with the new baby and with her big brother Tobias being home for the summer, it is time to start posting recipes.

I’ll start off with one of my favorite salmon recipes. This recipe appeared in A Fork in the Trail as a more elaborate dish for suited for base camping.  Here is the version I make at home.

citrus mango grilled salmon

makes 4 servings

The citrus salsa and marinade for this dish enhances the flavor of the salmon. It is best served with a salad of mixed baby greens and a light vinaigrette. If you prefer, substitute tuna for the salmon.

4 salmon steaks or single-serving size fillets
1 peach
1 mango
1 red grapefruit
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup red onion, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, minced

Place the salmon in a ziplock bag.  Dice the peach and mango and place in a bowl. Cut the grapefruit in half and set one half aside. Use a grapefruit knife to remove the segments of fruit from the remaining half. Add the grapefruit chunks to the other fruit in the bowl and then squeeze the juice from the reserved grapefruit half into the bowl.  Add the lime juice, ginger, cilantro, onion, and pepper to the bowl. Pour half of the marinade in with the salmon in the ziplock bag, seal and return the fish to the fridge. Reserve the remaining salsa in a separate container and refrigerate. At dinnertime remove the salmon from the marinade. Discard the marinade.

Grill or pan-fry the salmon until cooked through, about 6 minutes on each side. Place a piece of salmon on a plate, and top it with the reserved salsa.

Tips
It is important to oil your grill to keep the salmon from sticking. You can spray it with a nonstick cooking spray or put a little oil in a ziplock bag with a paper towel. Before grilling the fish, remove the paper towel from the bag with tongs and wipe the grill.

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