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Grilled Salmon Recipe with Grilled Nectarines

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Grilled Salmon Recipe with Grilled Nectarines

We walked into the produce section and were hit like a truck with the sweet scent of peaches and nectarines. We just had to buy some. Well, lots of them. Left with a big bowl of nectarines in the kitchen, we quickly got to work on this simple, fresh grilled salmon with grilled nectarines and creamy goat cheese.

The salmon is simply grilled — only with salt, pepper and olive oil. Then, nectarines are tossed in sweet maple syrup and a pinch of red pepper flakes. So good.

Simply Grilled Salmon Recipe

You can grill salmon one of two ways — outside or indoors on a cast iron grill pan. If you are outside, prepare the grill for cooking over medium-hot charcoal or moderate heat for gas grills. For an indoor cast iron grill pan it should be lightly oiled, well-seasoned and over medium-high heat.

To prepare the salmon, rub with a little olive oil then season with salt and pepper. Simple.

Grill salmon, flesh sides down, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip then grill until just cooked through, another 4 to 5minutes more.

How to Grill Nectarines (Or Peaches)

To grill nectarines, remove the pit/seed then cut into eight wedges. Toss with a little olive oil then add some maple syrup and a pinch of red pepper flakes — this makes them a little sweet with a spicy kick.

Grilled Salmon with Grilled Nectarines

You can actually grill the fruit at the same time as the salmon. Grill until you begin to see grill marks and they are warmed through — about 2 minutes on each side.

Serve it Up

Once the grilled salmon and nectarines are done you can serve alongside a salad or do what we did and serve on a bed of couscous with a big slice of goat cheese. Delicious.

To serve, top the salmon with a bit of goat cheese and a few ribbons of fresh basil alongside rice, with a green salad or with couscous!

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Grilled Salmon Recipe with Grilled Nectarines
 
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A simple, fresh grilled salmon with grilled nectarines and creamy goat cheese. The salmon is simply grilled — only with salt, pepper and olive oil. Then, nectarines are tossed in sweet maple syrup and a pinch of red pepper flakes.
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You Will Need
Simply Grilled Salmon
  • Two 6-ounce skinless salmon fillets (1-inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Grilled Nectarines
  • 1 nectarine, pit removed and cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
For Serving
  • 1 cup cooked couscous
  • 2 1-ounce slices/rounds creamy goat cheese
  • 4 basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • olive oil to drizzle on top
Directions
  1. Prepare grill for cooking. If using outdoor gril, you will need medium-hot charcoal grills or moderate heat for gas grills. If grilling inside, heat a hot lightly oiled well-seasoned grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Rub salmon fillets with olive oil and season, on both sides, with salt and black pepper.
  3. Grill salmon on lightly oiled grill rack 4 minutes. Turn fillets over and grill until just cooked through and salmon can be easily flaked with a fork, 4 to 5 minutes more.
  4. In the meantime, toss nectarine wedges with olive oil, maple syrup and crushed red pepper flakes.
  5. Grill until just warmed through and grill marks begin to appear, about 2 minutes on each side. (This can be done at the same time as or after grilling the salmon — if after, keep the salmon covered in aluminum foil while the nectarines cook).
  6. Serve salmon over a bed of couscous and top with grilled nectarines, goat cheese, strips of fresh basil and a light drizzle of olive oil.
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Joanne

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1 Comment

1 Jolene December 20, 2011 at 11:16 am

I absolutely LOVE grilled fruit of any kind & especially with meat or fish!

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