Basil Crusted Grilled Salmon 

You've ner had salmon like this before. With a flavorful basil-and-olive-oil crust and grilled to perfection, it is complemented by a fresh, homemade salsa. 


  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large tomatoes seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 Serrano pepper seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (4-ounce) skin on salmon fillets
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

How to Cook

In a small bowl, combine the basil and olive oil; transfer to a plate and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine tomatoes, Serrano, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside. 
Preheat grill pan to medium-hot. Sprinkle salmon filets with remaining salt and pepper. Rub basil mixture over salmon filets. Grill 5-6 minutes per side, starting flesh side down and turning once until well marked and cooked through. 
Serve with tomato salsa.


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