Mustard seeds give the salsa a nutty richness. Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes. Notes: Find brown mustard seeds at Middle Eastern, South Asian, and gourmet grocery stores. If using supermarket apricots, increase lemon juice to 2 1/2 tbsp. and mix it with 1 1/2 tsp. honey before adding to salsa.

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30 mins
Makes 4 servings


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  • Put oil and mustard seeds in a skillet, cover, and heat over medium-high heat. They'll start popping wildly. When the popping sounds die down, remove from heat. Let cool slightly, uncovered.

  • Halve and pit apricots; cut into 1/2-in. dice. Put diced apricots in a large bowl and toss gently with lemon juice, onion, cilantro, chile, and mustard seeds with oil. Stir in 2 tsp. salt and chill for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.

  • Wipe skillet clean with paper towels and fill half-full with water. Add 1 tsp. salt and lemon slices. Heat water over medium heat until gently simmering. Add fish and cook, covered, until just opaque in center (cut to check), 5 to 8 minutes.

  • Transfer fish with a spatula to a platter and chill at least 20 minutes. Season with salt to taste and serve cold, with salsa.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

347 calories; calories from fat 39%; protein 38g; fat 15g; saturated fat 1.9g; carbohydrates 15g; fiber 2g; sodium 586mg; cholesterol 54mg.