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Caramelized Salmon with Orange-Pineapple Salsa

Salmon with Mango Salsa

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  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 4 6- to 8-ounce fresh or frozen salmon fillets (with skin), 1 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 11/2 teaspoons finely shredded lime peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 large ripe mango, peeled, seeded, and cut into thin bite-size strips
  • 1/2 of a medium cucumber, seeded and cut into thin bite-size strips
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro or 2 teaspoons snipped fresh mint
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Thaw fish if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry. Place fish skins side down in a shallow dish.
  2. For the rub, in a small bowl, stir together sugar, lime peel, ½ teaspoon of salt, and the cayenne pepper. Sprinkle run evenly over the fish; rub in with your fingers. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, for salsa, in a medium bowl, combine mango, cucumber, green onions, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, garlic, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  4. In a grill with a cover, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above the pan. Place fish skin side down on the greased grill rack directly over the drip pan, tucking under and thin edges—cover and grill for 20 to 25 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. If desired, remove the skin from the fish. 
  5. Top with fresh salsa.
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Grilling


  • Serving Size: 1 Fillet
  • Calories: 352
  • Sodium: 520 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 37 g
  • Cholesterol: 105 mg