Spiced Salmon with Papaya, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Spiced Salmon with Papaya, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Serves 6

Grilled salmon with paprika, allspice and chili powder provides a zesty kick to mixed baby greens, grapefruit, sweet papaya and avocado. Try this with a side of exotic rice, such as forbidden black or Bhutanese red.

Ingredients: 
  • Spiced Salmon
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 pink grapefruit, Juice of
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 (4- to 6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • Papaya, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey
  • 3/4 pound mixed baby greens
  • 3 pink grapefruits, peel and pith removed, segments cut from between membranes
  • 2 ripe papayas, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 ripe avocados, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
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Method: 

For the salmon, put paprika, garlic, oil, chili powder, thyme, allspice, 1/4 cup of the grapefruit juice (reserve remaining for salad dressing), salt and pepper into a bowl and stir to blend. Place the fillets on a plate and rub the spice mixture evenly over each fillet. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat the grill to 375°F (or medium heat). Oil the grill and cook fillets, turning once, until just opaque in the center, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

For the salad, whisk together reserved grapefruit juice, oil, vinegar, ginger and agave nectar to make a dressing. In a large bowl, toss the greens with enough of the dressing to coat them, then divide the salad equally among 6 plates. Arrange grapefruit, papaya and avocado atop the greens and drizzle with remaining dressing. Transfer salmon to plates with salad, garnish with lime wedges and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:480 calories (240 from fat), 26g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 75mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (10g dietary fiber, 8g sugar), 32g protein
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