Seared Salmon with Avocado Lime Chile Salsa (02.27.12)

Posted at 11:38 AM, Feb 27, 2012
and last updated 2012-02-28 19:37:03-05
  • 2 avocados–halved, seeded, diced very small
  • 1/2 large tomato–diced small
  • 1/2 jalapeno–take seeds & membranes out, minced
  • 1/4 cup onion–diced small
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • 2-3 tablespoons cilantro
  • Salt & pepper

Toss ingredients together in a medium bowl, not really smashing ingredients together.
Set aside while you sear the salmon.

(Any seafood can be substituted for salmon. E.g. shrimp, halibut, tilapia, etc.)

4 salmon fillets–4-6 oz. each–seasoned with salt and pepper.

Sear salmon in a pan, slightly coated with olive oil and heated to medium-high.

Sear 7-8 minutes depending on the thickness of filets.
Remove sauté pan from heat and finish cooking in a 350 degree F. oven if salmon is very thick. Cook to your desired doneness.

Plate up salmon with a side of basmati or jasmine rice. Top salmon with avocado-lime-chili salsa and drizzle with a little bit of olive oil.