Tropical salmon salad

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Ripe avocado; peeled, diced 1/4"
1 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
2 cups Seedless cucumber; diced 1/4"
2 cups Ripe cantaloupe; diced 1/4"
2 tablespoons Fresh chives; snipped
4 Whole chives
2 tablespoons Fresh dill; chopped
4 Springs dill
1 tablespoon Shallots; chopped
3 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons Fresh orange juice
2 teaspoons Honey
2 teaspoons Finely grated orange zest
2 pounds Center cut salmon fillet

1. Toss the avocado with the lemon juice. Add the cucumber, cantaloupe, snipped chives, chopped dill and shallots; toss the salad gently.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons orange juice, 1 teaspoon honey and the orange zest until slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Toss with the salad before serving.

3. For the marinade, combine the remaining olive oil, orange juice and honey. Brush over the salmon and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Oil the grill rack well. Place the salmon on grill, flesh-side down, 3 inches from heat source; cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning carefully after 4 minutes and brushing with the marinade. The salmon should be lightly browned and crisp on the surface, cooked through near the edges and rarer in the center. Remove to a cutting board with a large spatula.

5. Divide the salad among 4 plates. Slice the salmon into 4 equal portions and place atop each salad. Garnish each with a whole chive and a sprig of dill.

Serves 4. Per serving: 515 calories; 25g carbohydrates; 38g protein; 31g fat;

97 mg cholesterol.

Since there is honey in the marinade to caramelize the salmon while it cooks, be sure to oil the grill well to keep the fish from sticking.

Published in Parade Magazine 5/17/98 Submitted by Carriej999@...

Recipe by: Sheila Lukins

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Carriej999<Carriej999@...> on May 17, 1998

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