Chili-Tequila Salmon Steaks With Grilled Salsa
A truly delicious grilled salmon recipe utilizes the flavors tequila, chili and citrus. A fantastic treat!
- Serves: 6 persons
- 3large salmon steaks
- For the Marinade:
- 2tablespoons lime juice (fresh from 1 lime)
- 1 ½shots tequila
- 2tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1tablespoon chili powder
- 2teaspoons agave syrup (or honey)
- 2teaspoons cumin
- 1to 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (sea salt preferred)
- 1teaspoon oregano (Mexican)
- ½teaspoon garlic powder
- ½teaspoon onion powder
- ¼teaspoon salt
- For the Salsa:
- 3medium tomatoes
- 1pasilla pepper
- 1small onion (halved)
- 1tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2tablespoons lime juice (from 1 lime)
- ¼cup cilantro (chopped)
- 1pinch salt
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Rinse salmon steaks, pat dry with paper towels, and place them into a shallow baking dish.
Step 3Combine marinade ingredients, pour over salmon, making sure both sides are coated.
Step 4Cover with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator for 30 to 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the grill for medium heat.
Step 5Brush vegetables with olive oil and place onto grill.
Step 6Cook until there is a nice brown color (not too charred) and skin begins to lift on tomatoes.
Step 7Remove from heat, allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
Step 8Slice tomatoes and peppers, making sure to de-seed them. Add these and all salsa ingredients, except cilantro and salt, to food processor . Pulse mixture to preferred consistency. Scoop salsa into bowl, add salt and chopped cilantro leaves. Set aside.
Step 9Remove salmon from baking dish and place onto the grill and cook for 6 minutes. To turn, using a spatula, gently coax fish away from grill grate, and flip over. Cook for addition 6 minutes. Remove from heat, top with 1/4 to 1/3 cup/60 to 80 mL of salsa (depending on size and preference) and serve.