Barbecue Glazed Salmon with Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Barbecue Glazed Salmon with Tomatillo Salsa Verde

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Serves 4
If the weather isn't right for grilling, simply cook this sweet glazed salmon under the broiler instead. Its bright green salsa, made from tomatillos, green bell peppers, avocados and cilantro, is the perfect accompaniment.
Ingredients: 
  • 10 tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored and seeded
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, roasted, peeled and chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped (plus a few sprigs for garnish)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 (2-pound) skin-on salmon fillet
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
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Method: 
Preheat broiler. Arrange tomatillos, bell pepper, jalapeño and garlic in a baking dish in a single layer. Broil, turning vegetables occasionally, until garlic is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove garlic, return dish to the oven and continue roasting until vegetables are tender and blackened all over, about 5 minutes.  Set aside to let cool. Remove seeds from jalapeño, if desired. Peel off and discard blackened skin from vegetables and transfer to a food processor. Process until a coarse salsa forms. Add lime juice, avocado and cilantro and process again until combined but still chunky. Season with salt and set aside.

Prepare a grill for medium heat cooking, oiling the grill grates as needed. Brush salmon on both sides with barbecue sauce and grill until cooked through, about 4 minutes on each side. Transfer to a platter. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and serve with tomatillo salsa on the side.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 550 calories (300 from fat), 33g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 125mg cholesterol, 740mg sodium, 15g carbohydrates, (6 g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 47g protein.
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