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Grilled Salmon with Nectarines Recipe

Grilled Salmon with Nectarines Recipe

Kerin Benjamin, Citrus Heights, California relates that her family (including two small children), liked this recipe so well, she made it for a potluck the very next day. "Everyone raved about it there, too, even people who aren't particularly fond of fish," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3 medium nectarines, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the honey, lemon juice, oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in nectarines and basil; set aside.
  • 2. Rinse salmon and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with pepper and remaining salt. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  • 3. Place salmon, skin side down, on grill. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with nectarine mixture. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1/3 cup nectarines equals 307 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 507 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 fruit.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.