Salmon fillets smothered in tropical fruit salsa make an elegant main dish recipe. The cinnamon-spiced seasoning is a wonderful complement to grilled chicken, too.—Mary Jane Jones, Williamstown, WV
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon pepper
- 1-1/2 teaspoons each ground ginger, cinnamon and allspice
- 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 salmon fillet (3 pounds)
- 4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 medium mango
- 1 medium papaya
- 1 medium green pepper
- 1 medium sweet red pepper
- 1 cup finely chopped fresh pineapple
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Combine the seasoning ingredients. Place fillet in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon seasoning. (Save remaining seasoning for another use.) Drizzle salmon with oil. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Peel and finely chop mango and papaya; place in a large bowl. Finely chop peppers; add to bowl. Add the remaining salsa ingredients and gently stir until blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Bake salmon at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with salsa. Yield: 8 servings (5 cups salsa).
Originally published as Salmon with Caribbean Salsa in Country Woman February/March 2010, p38
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
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