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Mediterranean Grilled Salmon

The Silver (Coho) salmon's mild flavor makes it an easy match with Mediterranean flavors, while providing and abundance of healthful omega-3s, vitamin D and the powerfully antioxidant red-orange pigment astaxanthin. This simple, healthful recipe also works well with sockeye salmon, halibut or cod. Adapted from a recipe by Mayo Clinic staff.

Mediterranean Grilled Salmon

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Ingredients

  • 4 Vital Choice wild silver salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • Organic Vital Choice extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, lightly pan-toasted
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic 
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Organic coarse ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 green olives, chopped
  • 2 small tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh feta or goat cheese, crumbled

Instructions

  1. Toast pine nuts in a dry pan until just golden brown, and no longer. Set aside.
  2. Pre-heat grill or broiler.
  3. Combine the basil, parsley, minced garlic and lemon juice in a small bowl. Brush the fish with oil and sprinkle with black pepper and basil-garlic mixture.
  4. Place the fish herb-side down on the grill or under a broiler. Grill or broil for 4 minutes, flip, and cook 3 to 4 minutes longer, leaving a small pink spot in the middle to avoid overcooking.
  5. Remove the salmon to pre-warmed plates and cover for 3 minutes to finish cooking. Garnish with olives, pine nuts and cheese.
Serves: Serves 4