I try to vary my sources of protein as much as possible to keep dinner interesting. Romain would be stoked if he could have a burger every night, but I have taken it upon myself to make sure that he has a somewhat balanced diet. Although he openly protests anything green, shellfish and sweet potatoes, he surprisingly loves salmon and pretty much every kind of fruit. This recipe automatically caught my eye when I was browsing Cooking Light recipes because I love to combine sweet condiments and sauces with fish, meat and poultry. I am also recently obsessed with mangoes and have been buying them in bulk at Costco. Seriously, is there anything better than a plump, ripe, juicy mango? I don’t think so.
This is such a simple dish to throw together, yet so satisfying. I served the salmon over arugula, but it would also be great with couscous, rice or quinoa and a side of grilled veggies. If you don’t have a grill available, you should really think about investing in a grill pan. I just bought this Cuisinart Green Gourmet Grill Pan from Bed Bath & Beyond and I absolutely love it (with 20% off coupon). This pan allows you to grill from your kitchen all year round. If you are willing to splurge, check out le creuset cast iron grill pan…. I will definitely be adding it to my wedding registry (wink, wink)
P.S. I know my mango and kiwi pieces are not consistent, don’t judge me! I need to work on my knife skills
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)
- 1 diced peeled mango
- 3 cubed peeled kiwi
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- ¼ cup fresh orange juice
- To prepare salmon, combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add fish to bag; seal. Marinate for at least 10 minutes to several hours.
- While fish marinates, heat grill pan or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Remove fish from bag, discarding marinade. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add fish, and cook 5 minutes on each side or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
- While fish cooks, prepare the relish. Combine mango and the remaining ingredients. Serve over fish.