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Grilled Salmon With Tomato and Basil

Grilled Salmon With Tomato and Basil
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This recipe is so beautiful and yet so simple to prepare—it’s perfect for entertaining. You just spread a side of salmon with minced garlic, sprinkle with fresh basil, then layer sliced tomatoes on top. Put it on the grill for 10 minutes and you’re done!

Prep: 30 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes
  • 2 cloves
    garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon
    kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 whole
    wild salmon fillet, also called a “side of salmon, about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 1/3 cup
    fresh basil, plus 1/4 cup, thinly sliced, divided
  • 2 medium
    tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    freshly ground pepper
  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2. Mash minced garlic and 3/4 teaspoon salt on a cutting board with the side of a chef’s knife or a spoon until a paste forms. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in oil.
  3. Check the salmon for pin bones and remove if necessary. Measure out a piece of heavy-duty foil (or use a double layer of regular foil) large enough for the salmon fillet. Coat the foil with cooking spray. Place the salmon skin-side down on the foil and spread the garlic mixture all over it. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup basil. Overlap tomato slices on top and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer the salmon on the foil to the grill. Grill until the fish flakes easily, 10 to 12 minutes. Use two large spatulas to slide the salmon from the foil to a serving platter. Serve the salmon sprinkled with the remaining 1/4 cup basil.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
  • Calories248
  • Fat10 g
    • Saturated fat2 g
  • Cholesterol80 mg
  • Carbohydrates3 g
    • Dietary fiber1 g
  • Protein35 g
  • Sodium367 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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