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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Grilled Fish with Heirloom Tomato

Now that my my heirloom tomatoes are beginning to ripen, there is not much I would rather eat.  A fresh garden tomato salad and fresh bread is enough to satisfy me for a nice light lunch.  Some times you need a little more than a salad for lunch but keeping it light is the theme.  This recipe entails grilling a fresh piece of fish and topping it with fresh home grown tomatoes, slightly cooked to release their juices.  Simple, light, fresh ingredients make this a perfect summer time meal.


2 fresh fish fillets of your choice ( I used Salmon)
1 cup chopped heirloom tomatoes
1 clove fresh garlic, chopped
2 Tbsp  chopped red onion
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 Tbsp sugar
1 lemon
Salt and Pepper
Fresh, basil finely chopped
Heat some olive oil in a frying pan then add chopped tomato, onion, garlic, cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Cook on high heat for 3 minutes then add fresh basil, remove from heat and set aside to cool.
****Pre Heat grill to medium/high heat*****

Rub fish with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Grill on both sides ( flipping carefully to not break the fillets) until fully cooked but not overdone.
Remove fish from grill and plate, adding a generous serving of the tomato compote on top.
This can be served on its own or with grilled vegetables or fresh salad..
The heirloom tomato compote is a perfect compliment to grilled fish.  It is slightly sweet, tangy and full of fresh summer flavor.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time- Compote: 3 minutes, Fish 10-15 minutes depending on size and thickness of fillets.


DARaiente said...

first of all, i LOVE YOUR PICTURE!
so beautiful and perfectly set up!

the recipe looks awesome, i will def try this one. my mother in law has tons of fresh tomatoes she's been sending over. yum!
I am nervous about grilling the salmon, i heard so many warnings about it sticking and breaking. i usually broil. i am going to brush the filet and the grill with evoo and hope for the best!

whozyerdanny said...

A good, clean and oiled grill is the key to having a non stick surface... or you can use a grilling basket for fish.

Karen said...

I wanted to plant some heirlooms this year, but didn't - hopefully next year! Gorgeous picture of those tomatoes and the dish with the salmon sounds really delicious!

whozyerdanny said...

I highly recommend planting heirloom tomatoes in your garden if you can. They are so much more enjoyable than regular tomatoes. Their flavor, colors and beauty far surpass anything you can buy in your supermarket.

Lose Weight Fast said...

Love fish done on a grill, and with the fresh veggies, lovely.


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