Sometimes you just need to lighten up the meal and I find Salmon always does the trick . It is filling enough without that full feeling when you’re done eating . This Salmon dish is light but satisfying in every way. This is what I did and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. This will become your new favorite way to eat salmon.
*this recipe should serve 4 nicely–easy to cut in 1/2 for 2
I asked for 6 oz. fillets– just make sure they are the same size and I like from the middle of the salmon not the end–you will need 4 for 4 people. One fillet for each person
Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
1 small container of cherry or grapes in any coloration you’d like-halved
2 cups frozen or fresh whole kernel corn
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. lime zest
1 Tbsp. Lime juice
1 tsp. honey
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion — I used a shallot this time because I didn’t have a red onion in the house or you can skip all together if you don’t like red onion — last night I added it and adds a nice little crunch and another layer of flavor
*if you love it snip some fresh cilantro in there at the end –while I love cilantro I don’t always have it to add and have to say equally as delicious
*also makes for delicious leftovers
Pick up Salmon from your local fish store or Whole foods type of market
I rinse the salmon off and pat dry with paper towels. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 15×10 baking dish with aluminum foil or spray with your favorite cooking spray and I prefer to just spray and it’s fine but if no cooking spray then use aluminum foil. Place fish in prepared pan. Sprinkle with about 1/2 tsp. kosher salt over salmon and about 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper–you will have to eyeball it but the salmon needs salt and pepper it’s a question of how much. Lightly sprinkle.
In a medium sized bowl combine tomatoes, onion/shallot, corn, oil , chili powder, cumin and a little more salt and pepper ( app. 1/4 -1/2 tsp. more salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper) Toss to coat. Spread tomato mixture around the fish in the baking pan. Roast uncovered, app. 15-18 minutes or until fish flakes easily and is cooked through. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of your fish so you should check on it after 15 minutes.
Meanwhile in a small bowl , stir together lime zest, lime juice, and honey
When fish is done to your liking remove fish to a platter. Brush fish with honey mixture. Add cilantro to tomatoes in pan, stirring gently to combine all ingredients. Top fish with tomato mixture and if you’d like a little more cilantro this would be a good time to add it.