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Sep-11-2011

Day 210(12 days late): Salmon with Cucumber Salsa

Posted by annagrace under Days 201-300

Today I was trying to figure out a good way to use some of the frozen salmon fillets I had when I came across this recipe for oven roasted salmon topped with homemade salsa! Remember that salsa I made last weekend with my mom? Well, I decided to use some of the ingredients I had left over from that and make another salsa using what I had on hand. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any onions or fresh cilantro, but I did have some cucumber and a tube of cilantro (see below), so I decided to make a spicy yet cooling cucumber salsa to top my salmon!

I started by putting the oven on 375 to preheat. Then I sauteed some garlic in a pan (maybe about one clove) with some vegetable oil and then let it cool. Then I took my cucumber and cut it into chunks, then diced it up in the food processor!

I drained it off as best as I could without losing too much before mixing it with the garlic. Then I chopped up the big beautiful yellow tomato from my church’s garden! After that I squeezed some of the cilantro in and added salt to taste. It says on the tube that 1 tbsp equals one bunch of cilantro, but I found that I needed way more than that and used about half of the tube!

Like last time, I tested the flavor of the salsa before adding the heat. I didn’t have any chips left, so I ended up using pringles! It was a very interesting combo, but I liked it! I thought the salsa was missing that bite of the fresh onion, so I added another clove or two of the raw garlic. Then I chopped up the red jalepeno from church I had left in the food processor and added it a spoonful at a time until it got spicy enough. Here’s the finished salsa!

Isn’t it a pretty green?? I think it came out beautifully, although I think I had something on my phone, so the pictures didn’t turn out…

While I was making the salsa, the salmon was roasting with just a light salt and pepper seasoning. I baked it for 12 minutes, but I think it was a little overdone, so next time 10 would probably to the trick. I topped the salmon with the salsa and I was done!

I have to tell you, this was so good!! The cucumber made it very refreshing, but the jalepeno added a nice kick and flavor which worked so well with the salmon! I went back and added more salsa after this shot because it was so yummy! So it looks like I can experiment in the kitchen and achieve greatness!

Anna Grace

  1. Sea Cuisine Said,

    What a tasty use of frozen salmon! We like how light and fresh this recipe is even though you had to alternate some ingredients. We’re going to have to borrow the cucumber salsa recipe to try sometime. That is, if you don’t mind!

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