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.

  • DISH TYPE
    Entrée
  • SERVINGS
    4
  • OCCASIONS
    Summer
  • PREPERATIONS
    Stovetop Grilling

Ingredients

  • 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

Cooking Directions

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    Serve with tomato salsa.

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