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Grilled Salmon w/ Pomegranate, Avocado & Grapefruit

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Okay, vacations are hard. I mean, it’s hard to get into the posting habit after a break. But I’ll try my best.

The other night — fine, last Sunday — jwa and I had some grilled salmon and a salsa with avocado, pomegranate seeds and grapefruit. This is a recipe I came across last year at the blog Frugal Cuisine, and one that I so fell in love with that I made as part of Christmas dinner. Recently, I thought it might go well with salmon. It did. In addition to the pomm, avocado and grapefruit, I added a bit of diced red onion and chopped cilantro for this version.

And we’ll probably have it again on Christmas. So good.

Grilled Salmon w/ Pomegranate, Avocado & Grapefruit
1 grapefruit
1 pomegranate (you’ll have some seeds leftover)
2 tbsp finely diced red onion
1 avocado, peeled and diced
1 handful cilantro, chopped
2 salmon fillets
another handful of cilantro
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic
salt and pepper

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To start, I made a quick marinade by combining the olive oil, vinegar, 1 handful cilantro, a little red onion and garlic in a food processor. Then, I marinaded the salmon in the fridge for a couple of hours.

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To make the salsa peel and cut the segments out of the grapefruit. Cut those in half and toss with any grapefruit juice that has accumulated on your cutting board, a little diced red onion, the avocado, a little red onion and the chopped cilantro. Add maybe half your pomm seeds. Season a little with salt and pepper. Let it hang out while you cook your fish.

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Heat up a grill (or other) pan and cook the salmon (season it first with salt and pepper) about 3-5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness. I did mine about 5 minutes and then 4 minutes on the other side. Remove from the pan and cover with foil. Let it sit for about 5 minutes.

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Put a salmon fillet on each plate and top with the salsa. We had this with a side of steamed broccoli. Healthy!

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Now, pass the Christmas cookies…

PS: Hooray for Hadley August!

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