Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Grilled Salmon on Orange salsa & Quinoa

In these chilly dead winters with no real sun for over a week.This recipe brings a lot of memories from the past summers.I spend a lot of time whining, about the weather even though its getting better with the days getting a bit longer.And not to forget the fact that I do get some light on my way to work these days.If I am lucky enough then some fading off on the way back too.But such days are rare.
Living in 30 degrees for all my childhood I am not friends with snow.All I wish for these days are unlimited warm-warm summer.By this time of the year I have forgotten how sunny the sun can get.Summers on this side of the world are truely lovely.Everything glitters around with fresh streak of life.It starts to feel like the world around me is smiling and is glad.Chirpy and happy people all over the parks sunbathing,empting bottles of wine,grilling and making the best of their time.And those lovely sunny afternoons which I spend lazing around under the sun.And how can I forget the weekend BBQ's.Ahh!!..ABSOLUTE BLISS!.
I was really craving for some sunlight on saturday, really missing the beautiful summers.
So just to revive some of my memories I decided to do some grilling and what could be a bettter option then Salmon (Since I am a seafood eating vegetarian).I had never done this sort of combination ever before but belive me it turned out to be the best salmon recipe I have ever done so far and trust me I do a lot of fish grilling experiments.

For Salmon
  • Any good quality salmon fillet.Wash and pat dry it.I took 4 pcs.wanted to save some for dinner too.
Sprinkle with salt,pepper,chilliflakes and juice of half a lemon on all the sides.Cover with a cling film and leave it to marinate in the fridge for an hour.

For Quinoa
  • 1 cup quinoa.
Cook it according to the packet instructions.You can take any type of quinoa.I used black variety since I have a big box of black quinoa sitting on my shelf since eternity.Needed to use it.

Orange Salsa
  •  1 Green capsicum
  • 1 onion (medium)
  • 1 orange
  • 2 avacado
Dice all the above ingreidients into small cubes.
  • 5 Tbsp olive oil
  • 5 Tbsp Orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1&1/2 tsp grated orange rind
  • 1&1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • salt to taste 
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
Mix well all the above ingredients together to get a thick dressing.And dress the salsa with it.


Grill the salmon for 3-4 mins on each side.I used a double sided electric griller which I usally do in the winters.You can even have it on a charcoal grill.I am sure that the smoky flavour of the charcaol grill will add to the yumminess factor.

PS:Sorry for same clicks.My hungry husband just dint lemme click!!


Dipti Joshi said...

I will try this on charcoal grill. Healthy and nutritious recipe.

Anonymous said...

wow...i will try this on the weekend. we can use bulgar instead of quinoa..


Yes the charcoal grill will add to the flavour and yes bulgur too sounds good .Try and lemme know!

divya said...

oh lovely, looks very tempting!!!

Amy said...

looks very delicious...makes me hungry!
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Haddock said...

That last picture (with the contrasting colour of quinoa ) makes it very appealing.