Grilled Salmon Filets and Salsa is a delicious and easy recipe for your outdoor grilling menu. It’s also a healthy (1) Carb Choice, Weight Watchers (6) PointsPlus+ and a Diabetic recipe. This includes the made from scratch recipe for the pineapple and orange salsa topping. Grilled Salmon Filets and Salsa will be enjoyed by friends and family alike. Makes 6 Servings.
Non-Stick Cooking Spray
1-1/2 lb fresh or frozen salmon fillet (with skin), cut 1″ thick
2 tbsp sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Citrus Salsa (Recipe Below)
1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Cut into 6 serving size portions (about 4 oz each). Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. In a small bowl, stir together sugar, orange peel, salt and pepper. Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly onto salmon, sugar side up, in a glass baking dish. Cover and chill for 8 to 24 hours.
2. Coat an unheated grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare grill for indirect grilling. Test for medium heat above drip pan. Drain salmon, discarding liquid. Place salmon pieces, skin sides down, on the grill rack over the drip pan. Cover grill and cook for 14 to 18 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
3. If desired, carefully slip a metal spatula between fish and skin; lift fish up and away from skin; discard skin. Serve fish with Citrus Salsa.
Yield 6 Servings
Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
1 tsp finely shredded orange peel
2 oranges, peeled, sectioned, and chopped
1 cup canned pineapple tidbits (juice pack), drained
2 tbsp snipped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp sliced green onions
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded, finely chopped
In a small bowl combine orange peel, oranges, pineapple, cilantro, green onion and jalapeno. Cover and chill until ready to serve or for up to 24 hours.
(This salsa works well for grilled chicken and also most varieties of fish)
WW Points+ = 6
Carb Choices: 1
1 Fruit + 4 Meat (L) + 1 Fat
Calories: 249, Total Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 66mg, Carbohydrates 11g, Sodium 457mg, Sugars 9g, Fiber 1g, Protein 23g
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