Seared salmon with avocado salsa verde

Something I’ve learned now that I live in a studio is that there are certain things you cannot cook, unless you want to relive them for the next week.

These include foods like bacon or any kind of fish.

IMG_3723

I learned this the hard way when I made salmon a few weeks ago. I thought we did our due diligence by taking out the trash, opening the windows and burning a few (hundred) scented candles.

Then I came home from work the next day and realized, HELLO, our apartment smelled like the inside of a salmon.

IMG_3726

Eventually, though, the smell faded, and because I have a very short-term memory and because this recipe is very delicious, I’ll probably make it again soon.

I got over eager for summer and served it with a tomato basil salad (it was way too early for tomatoes), elote (also too early for corn) and grilled zucchini (these were delicious).

IMG_3737

Next time you’re in the mood for an easy meal that tastes like a vacation, make this!

IMG_3731

Seared salmon with avocado salsa verde
(From Delish)

Serves 4

15 ounces prepared salsa verde
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
2 avocados, diced
4 salmon pieces (about 2 pounds)
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 limes, cut in wedges

In a small mixing bowl, combine salsa verde, cilantro, red onion and avocados.

Pat salmon dry. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add oil to skillet and heat until hot but not smoking. Add salmon, in batches if needed, and cook 4-5 minutes per side.

If salmon isn’t cooked through, lower heat and cover, checking frequently.

Serve topped with avocado salsa, with lime wedges on the side.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s