Are you looking for an easy and mouthwatering summer dish? Look no further! This grilled salmon recipe topped with a zesty corn salsa is the answer to your cravings.
The Perfect Pair: Salmon and Corn Salsa
The natural sweetness of salmon harmonizes perfectly with the flavors of corn salsa. While you can use canned or frozen corn if you’re in a hurry, grilling the corn adds an extra depth of flavor that takes this dish to the next level.
This recipe is incredibly forgiving, so feel free to use what you have on hand. Don’t have a grill? No problem! You can easily bake the salmon in the oven or use a grill pan.
Why Choose Wild Alaskan Salmon?
In this recipe, we emphasize using sustainable and delicious wild Alaskan salmon. Alaska has strict regulations in place to ensure their fisheries are responsibly managed. Additionally, many of the fishermen and women who catch our wild salmon are small, family-owned businesses. Supporting them means you’re not only enjoying a delicious meal but also contributing to sustainable practices.
Choosing the Right Salmon
For this dish, any wild Alaskan salmon variety such as Sockeye, Coho, or Chinook salmon will work beautifully. However, we recommend saving the King Salmon for other preparations, as its delicate and buttery texture can be a bit more challenging to grill perfectly.
How to Source Sustainable Salmon
When shopping for salmon, inquire about wild Alaskan options at your local fish counter. Alternatively, companies like Wild for Salmon (East Coast) or Sitka Salmon Shares (Midwest) offer dock-to-doorstep wild salmon delivery. It’s essential to be aware that there are other sustainable salmon choices as well. Some salmon aquaculture companies are now certified “Best Choice” by Monterey Bay Seafood Watch. However, not all fish farms adhere to the same standards, so make sure to ask about the origin and farming practices of the fish. If in doubt, refer to Monterey Bay Seafood Watch for the latest recommendations on sustainable seafood.
The Irresistible Corn Salsa
Let’s dive into the star of the show – the corn salsa! This easy-to-make salsa pairs perfectly with grilled salmon. All you need are grilled corn (though canned or frozen corn kernels will work too), fresh cilantro, lime juice, salt, pepper, green onions, and cotija cheese. The combination of flavors and textures will leave you craving more.
Feel free to customize the salsa to your liking. Add some diced jalapeño, roasted poblano or red pepper, black beans, avocado, tomatoes, or any other ingredients you have on hand. Get creative!
Meal Prep and Make-Ahead Tips
If you like to plan ahead, you can prepare the entire salsa a day in advance. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. You can also grill the corn ahead of time, remove the kernels, and refrigerate them for a day or two. This way, you’ll have the corn salsa ready whenever you crave it.
Thawing Frozen Salmon
If you only have frozen salmon on hand, don’t worry! Thawing it is quick and easy. If your salmon is vacuum-packed and airtight, simply submerge it (still in its packaging) in a bowl of cold water for 15-30 minutes until thawed. Refer to the USDA’s safe thawing guide for more information.
Now that you have this tantalizing recipe in your arsenal, it’s time to fire up the grill and treat yourself to a delightful dish. Enjoy the juicy grilled salmon with the flavorful corn salsa, and let your taste buds embark on a delicious adventure.
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