Grilled Pineapple-Mango Salmon

This past November I signed up to be adopted by another blogger through Dine and Dish. My blog was still a baby, not even a year old, and I was in need of some focus and direction. The stars aligned, and Michelle from What’s Cooking entered my life. Michelle has been wonderful when I needed someone to bounce ideas off of, and her work teaching kids how to cook and plan meals is nothing short of amazing. Here I was, dreaming of inspiring families to cook, and there she was, actually going out and doing it in her own community on a daily basis.

I am thrilled to pieces to call Michelle my friend. I was also pretty excited when she asked me to write on her blog about some of our kids in the kitchen adventures. We made pineapple-mango salsa together one afternoon, and then we proceeded to put it on everything from pita chips to fish tacos to this grilled salmon.

We started by giving each member of the family a fruit or vegetable to chop or dice. This made everything go faster, and the kids were thrilled to be involved. Mangoes, onions and limes were first, by my ten-year-old and me.

We added peppers, and seeding them was the perfect job for three-year-old fingers.

My five-year-old was happy to both dice and mix in his tomatoes. Ole managed the pineapple.

The scraps all went into our compost bin, which has been coming along nicely. Ole is quite proud of the steam that rises from the center of the pile.

While the salsa was resting, we prepared the salmon.

A few fresh herbs from the garden, lime juice and salt were all in order.

Spray the fish first to avoid sticking to the grill and place flesh side down.

When both sides have been cooked, it’s time to eat.

A large spoonful of the pineapple-mango salsa is exactly what this fish needed to add some color and flavor to the party, and the kids couldn’t help but be excited to be eating something they helped make for dinner.

1-pound salmon fillet
2 limes
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro and parsley, minced
kosher salt
cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups pineapple-mango salsa

Start by squeezing the limes over the flesh side of the salmon fillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and minced herbs. Allow to sit for 30 minutes while you preheat your grill to 500° F.

When the grill is hot, spray fish lightly with olive oil to prevent sticking. Place flesh side down on the grill and cook for 3 minutes. Carefully flip the salmon to the skin side and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Remove from grill. Top with pineapple-mango salsa and serve.

Makes 3-4 servings.
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  1. Your little helpers are adorable. Was that final shot taken after you attended F&L? Great example of Law of Thirds! 🙂

  2. Gorgeous. And I’m talking about your compost bin. Mine is a similar size and design, but is made out of 3 old wooden pallets nailed together. Not very aesthetically appealing!

    So going to watch for steam tomorrow.

    Oh, the salsa is making my mouth water, too!

  3. This looks delicious! I hope you will come link up to No Whine Wednesday. We’re feature leeks!

  4. This sounds delicious! My hubby is out of town this week, which leaves me open to eat things he wouldn’t normally eat ~ which is just about everything in this recipe! Looks like it’s time to fire up the grill. 🙂

  5. Wow! what an idea ! What a concept ! Beautiful .. Amazing ? 🙂

  6. I really like the look of this, hoping to have a barbecue this weekend I’ll give it a try.

  7. So glad I came across your blog! This sounds so good and refreshing.

  8. This looks SO good!! I’ll have to make some before we use the last of our salmon… 🙂

  9. Oh yum, I am forever looking for creative ways to cook salmon! Cannot wait to try this, my mouth is watering 🙂

  10. Sweet to see the faces of your children being serious about helping you prepare food in the kitchen. They looked so focused on what they were doing!

    I have a nephew who wouldn’t eat fish unless its deep fried in batter or come in fish sticks form. So will try this recipe and incorporate ‘fruit salsa’ in the fish recipes I make at home. Thanks again for this post.

  11. chenpeng says:

    it looks great,yummy,by the way,the kids are so cute

  12. The smoked salmon is looking gorgeous. Seems simply delicious !


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