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
Salt and Pepper
Fresh, basil finely chopped
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.