Basil Crusted Grilled Salmon with Tomato Salsa
You've never had salmon like this before. With a flavorful basil-and-olive-oil crust and grilled to perfection, it is complemented by a fresh, homemade salsa.
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 large tomatoes ( seeded and finely chopped)
- 1 Serrano pepper (seeded and minced)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 (4-ounce) skin on salmon filets
- 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
In a small bowl, combine the basil and olive oil; transfer to a plate and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine tomatoes, Serrano, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside.
Preheat grill pan to medium-hot. Sprinkle salmon fillets with remaining salt and pepper. Rub basil mixture over salmon fillets. Grill 5-6 minutes per side, starting flesh side down and turning once until well marked and cooked through.
Serve with tomato salsa.