Sunday, October 10, 2010

Salmon with Strawberry Salsa

After TWO championship losses tonight, this dinner was such a great way to celebrate.  

Actually, it seriously was.  It is so quick to throw together.  I love the balance of the sweet and savory flavors.  And it was ridiculously easy to make.  

I left out the parsley because I felt like it.  I also probably prefer to do like a pan sear on the salmon.  But, the broiler method is great because it is easy and such a healthy way to make it.  I just feel like it is harder to perfectly cook it, but it is still pretty solid.  

Salmon with Strawberry Salsa

For the salsa:
2 cups fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled and diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
4 scallions, white and green portions, sliced thin
1 tsp. fresh parsley, minced
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Drizzle of olive oil
Drizzle of honey
Salt and pepper, to taste

4 salmon fillets (about 6 oz. each)
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste

To make the salsa, combine the strawberries, tomatoes, scallions, parsley, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, honey, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Mix well to blend, then cover and refrigerate while you prepare the salmon.

Preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the salmon fillets on the foil. Squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice over each fillet, and season with salt and pepper. Broil about 6-8 inches away from heat source (in my oven, this is upper middle rack). Cook about 10-12 minutes, depending on your oven and the size of the fillets, checking for doneness. Transfer the salmon to serving plates and top with strawberry salsa. Serve warm.

(Servings: 4, Prep time: 15 min., Cook time: 15 min., Difficulty: Easy)

foodforscot Ratings:

Shanon (taste):  7/10
Scot (taste):  8/10
Effort:  2/5
Dishwashing Effort:  2/5


  1. This is a great idea. I also really enjoying pairing savory with sweet. I've never thought of strawberries and salmon though. I'm sorry about your losses, but at least you were able to end the day with a good meal. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love your recipes...and Scot's...but not sure if I can eat strawberries with salmon...