Grilled Salmon with Corn and Zucchini Salad

Grilled Salmon with Corn and Zucchini Salad
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Grilled Salmon

Jane Bruce

Grilled Salmon

This meal is all about keeping things fresh and simple. The salmon is simply grilled with lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and the corn and zucchini salad makes the most of late summer's bounty.

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4
Servings
360
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the salmon

  • 2  Tablespoons  vegetable oil
  • 2  Pounds  salmon fillets
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2  lemon, sliced thinly

For the corn and zucchini salad

  • ears corn, husked and silk removed
  • medium-sized zucchini, diced finely
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1  Tablespoon  butter
  • 1  Tablespoon  chopped mint

Directions

For the salmon

Preheat an outdoor grill or cast-iron grill pan on high heat. Brush with 1 tablespoon of the oil to prevent the salmon from sticking.

Coat the salmon on both sides with the remaining oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. 

Place the salmon on the grill skin side down and cook for about 3 minutes. Carefully flip the fish and continue cooking on the other side. Place the lemon slices on top of the fillet and squeeze some of the lemon juice over the top of the fish. Continue cooking until the desired doneness is reached (I like my salmon a bit rare in the middle). Remove from the heat, top with more lemon juice, to taste, and serve immediately.

For the corn and zucchini salad

Using a sharp knife, remove the corn kernels from the ears. Set aside.

Put the zucchini in a colander with a little salt to drain off excess water. 

Heat a large pan over medium-high heat and melt the butter. Add the corn kernels and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Pat the zucchini dry and add to the pan, stirring to incorporate. Cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the mint, season with salt and pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. 

Remove from the heat and serve immediately. This salad can also be served at room temperature or even cold.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
106mg
35%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
48g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
141µg
20%
Vitamin B-12
9µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
18mg
2%
Choline, total
219mg
52%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
63mg
20%
Niacin
18mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
608mg
87%
Selenium, Se
72µg
100%
Sodium, Na
327mg
22%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
25µg
100%
Water
175g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Grilled Salmon Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Grilled Salmon Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.