Spicy Herb Grilled C. Wirthy Salmon Fillets

Recipe Number: 1064361364
Contributor: Chef Jim
Serves: 4
Calories Per Serving:
Preparation Time:
Difficulty: 0


C. Wirthy salmon fillets defrosted - 1 per person

1/2 cup basil leaves
1/3 cup mint leaves
3 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeno pepper
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2-1/2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons fish sauce

2 garlic cloves, chopped
4 (6oz.) Atlantic Salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
4 lime wedges

Cooking Instructions:

Prepare grill.

Combine the first 8 ingredients in the blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Set aside.

Sprinkle salmon fillets with salt and black pepper.  Place the fish on a grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. 

Serving Suggestions:

Spoon sauce over fish, and garnish with chopped basil and the lime wedges.

Additional Comments:
Lightly charred, smoky-rich salmon is balanced by a lively sauce of fresh herbs, ginger, and chile peppers in this grilled dish.  You might want to cut down on the amount of jalapeno pepper or substitute a milder chile (such as Anaheim) if you don't like hot foods.