Grilled Salmon with Corn and Zucchini Salad

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Grilled Salmon with Corn and Zucchini Salad
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
675
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

  • 4 ears corn, husked and silk removed
  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
42g
65%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
48%
Cholesterol
132mg
44%
Protein
51g
100%
Carbs
25g
8%
Vitamin A
45µg
5%
Vitamin B12
7µg
100%
Vitamin B6
2mg
86%
Vitamin C
41mg
69%
Vitamin E
10mg
49%
Vitamin K
10µg
13%
Calcium
56mg
6%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
128µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
128µg
32%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
123mg
31%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
22mg
100%
Phosphorus
680mg
97%
Polyunsaturated
11g
N/A
Potassium
1414mg
40%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
30%
Sodium
1058mg
44%
Thiamin (B1)
0.7mg
45.4%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
11%

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