Grilled Salmon with Avocado-Ginger Salsa

Published 02/07 2014 11:06PM

Updated 02/07 2014 11:13PM

“Grilled Salmon with Avocado–Ginger Salsa”

By Chef Mark Shoopman of Lutheran Hillside Village
Preparation for 2 servings

4 each   Fresh Salmon filets, skin on
2 tablespoons  Olive oil
Pinch   Sea salt and freshly ground pepper  
Salsa Ingredients:
1 each   Firm ripe avocado diced
½ cup    Plain Greek yogurt
½ each   Jalapeno pepper, seeded, minced
2 each   Green onion, thinly chopped
1 each   English cucumber, seeded and diced
1 teaspoon   Fresh cilantro, minced
1/3 cup   Pickled ginger, drained and finely chopped
1 teaspoon  Fresh jalapeno, minced (optional)
To Taste   Sea salt and Freshly ground black pepper

Step 1 - In a medium size non-metallic bowl, toss all the salsa ingredients together and chill for one our or more.
Step 2 –Gently sprinkle the salmon filets with the salt and pepper. Place onto a preheated grill and cook evenly to an internal temperature of 135 degrees F, or about 4-5 minutes each side.
You may also season and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for approximately 20 minutes or until reaching an internal temperature of 135 degrees F.
Place the salmon filets onto heated dinner plates. Lovingly spoon the salsa over the filet and garnish with fresh lemon wedges and a sprig of fresh cilantro. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

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