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Spicy Herb-Grilled Salmon Steaks

Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 steak and 2 tablespoons sauce)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons 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 (6-ounce) salmon steaks (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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 293
  • caloriesfromfat 44 %
  • fat 14.2 g
  • satfat 2.5 g
  • monofat 6.8 g
  • polyfat 3.2 g
  • protein 35.5 g
  • carbohydrate 3.7 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 111 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 596 mg
  • calcium 27 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare grill.

  2. Combine the first 8 ingredients in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Set aside. Sprinkle salmon steaks 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. Spoon sauce over fish, and garnish with chopped basil and the lime wedges.

Cook's Notes

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