GRILLED SALMON SKEWERS WITH RED PEPPER,
ONION AND MUSHROOMS
PATRICIA’S SALMON BASILICO POMODORO
;sh Salmon is healthy and tastes great
THE SUMMER MONTHS bring out bar-becuers across the country, and the centrepiece of choice is often meat. But there’s
a worthy and versatile option: salmon.
This delicious, healthful fish works
wonderfully in many applications, from
direct cooking on a grill to smoking in a
smoker. A can’t-miss favourite is to simply
place a salmon fillet on a soaked cedar
plank; sprinkle lightly with olive oil, salt
and lemon juice; then wrap the whole
package in foil. It cooks easily on the grill,
without the danger of ;are-ups.
When we think of salmon’s bene;ts,
the ;rst thing that comes to mind is heart
health. Salmon is an excellent source of
omega-; fatty acids, which have been
shown to prevent heart disease and stroke.
Our bodies can’t make these essential fats;
they must come from various foods.
But salmon offers health benefits
beyond the heart. Various studies have
linked salmon to helping our brains, eyes,
bones and even our mental disposition.
And it tastes great.—Tim Talevich
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227 grams (½ pound) salmon ;llet
FOR YOUR TABLE
1 red pepper
½ large onion
9 medium mushrooms, halved
Oil of your choice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper,
Preheat a grill. Rinse the salmon ;llet and gently pat dry with a paper towel. Cut
the salmon into cubes about 5 centimetres ( 2 inches) thick. Cut the pepper and
onion into similar-size pieces, about 5 centimetres ( 2 inches). Brush the salmon
and vegetables with oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Place the salmon and vegetables on the skewers and then directly on the barbecue
grate or on a grill-safe tray. Grill for several minutes on each side to desired done-
ness. Do not turn more than once. The salmon should ;ake easily when done.
Makes 4 servings.
Courtesy of the Norwegian Seafood Council.
1 bunch fresh basil
250 mL ( 1 cup) chopped fresh tomatoes
30 mL ( 2 tablespoons) olive oil
6 Kirkland Signature™
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 190 C (375 F).
Reserve a few basil leaves for garnish; chop the remaining leaves. Mix chopped
basil with tomatoes and olive oil in a bowl.
Place salmon in a baking dish. Cover with some of the tomato-basil mixture,
reserving the remainder for later use. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bake
for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked to taste.
Garnish with reserved basil leaves and reserved tomato-basil mixture. Serve
with rice, mashed potatoes or your favorite vegetable. Makes 6 servings.
Recipe from In the Kitchen The Costco Way, (Costco Wholesale, 2008).
Costco offers salmon year-round in the warehouses, both
farmed and wild when available.