Monday, August 23, 2010

Beautiful Weather! Salmon with Cilantro and Cumin

The weather today is amazing with zero humidity and a soft cool breeze. I intend to spend the day outside with my 15-month old daughter, once she wakes up from her nap. Summer is coming to an end and as much as I love the autumn, I will miss the summer. I love working on my garden, sitting in the green grass and sunning myself. Autumn is beautiful, of course, but it's bittersweet since it leads to the dreaded winter. Bleck! Oh well, today the weather is great which means BBQ time! Actually, great weather usually means I bake something in the oven, since I wouldn't have to worry about cooking everyone in the house. Normally, extremely hot days mean BBQ time. Anyway, back to my point, I think salmon on the grill is the way to go. It's packed full of flavor, super easy to make, and takes very little time overall. My husband loves this recipe so much that he told me we should never eat salmon any other way. Here is a tip though --don't fear the cumin. It might seem like a lot, but it isn't and it works beautifully with the salmon. And to be honest, I actually add more than 1 teaspoon because my family loves lots of cumin.


Salmon with Cilantro and Cumin Recipe:
Serves 3-4
  • 1 wild salmon (about 1 1/2 lbs)
  • Approximately 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of oil

Place the salmon in some aluminum foil. Mix the rest of the ingredients and spoon over the fish evenly. Make sure there is enough cilantro to cover the fish fairly well. Wrap up the foil, making sure to fold the edges to keep the juices from coming out and cook the foil on a grill until done (about 15-20 minutes).

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