Friday, October 17, 2008

Firecracker Grilled Salmon and Calabacitas

Firecracker Grilled Salmon was a great marinade for salmon on the grill. We served it with spaghetti squash and Calabacitas. Calabacitas is a mexican zucchini dish that I fell in love with at my friend Chiara's house.

8 (4 ounce) fillets salmon
1/2 cup peanut oil
4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons green onions, chopped
3 teaspoons brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Place salmon filets in a medium, nonporous glass dish. In a separate medium bowl, combine the peanut oil, soy sauce, vinegar, green onions, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, sesame oil and salt. Whisk together well, and pour over the fish. Cover and marinate the fish in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours.
  2. Prepare an outdoor grill with coals about 5 inches from the grate, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Grill the fillets 5 inches from coals for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at the thickest part, or until fish just flakes with a fork. Turn over halfway through cooking.

Calabacitas

6 medium zucchini, peeled and diced
1 can sweet corn, drained
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can Rotel Tomatoes (diced)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2-1 lb colby-monterey jack cheese, shredded (or a little less, according to your taste)


Place oil and chopped garlic in a large skillet, over medium heat.
Add zucchini and onion, cooking until onion is tender.
Add corn and tomatoes.
Cover skillet, and simmer over low heat 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When mixture is well heated, add cheese, mix and serve.

1 comment:

The McFarlane Family said...

We mad firecracker salmon tonight. Yummy!

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