Spice-Rubbed Grilled Salmon with Spicy Cucumber Salsa - Warm Winter Grilling Series

Some store their grills for winter, but at Summerset Grills, grilling is a year-round activity. With the right spices and flavors, you can create delicious dishes on your grill, even in the cold winter months. Join us for the Summerset Grills' Warm Winter Grilling Series and savor the flavors of Spice-Rubbed Grilled Salmon with Spicy Cucumber Salsa! This sensational dish is your chance to create unforgettable moments with a plate full of deliciousness.

Craft an irresistible spice rub using coriander, cumin, dill yellow-mustard, fennel, salt, pepper, and sugar. Let the flavors infuse into the salmon for 30 minutes before grilling. Toast the whole seeds to release their enticing aromas, then grind them and combine them with salt, pepper, and sugar to elevate your flavor game.

But we don't stop there! Take your taste buds on a journey with the addition of a zesty spicy cucumber salsa. The combination of crisp cucumbers, fiery jalapeños, fresh cilantro, tangy vinegar, and zesty lime perfectly balances the robust rub on the fish.

So why wait? Unleash your creativity in the kitchen this winter and indulge in the extraordinary experience of Spice-Rubbed Grilled Salmon with Spicy Cucumber Salsa, part of the Summerset Grills' Warm Winter Grilling Series. It's a winter grilling adventure you will want to take advantage of!

Serves 4

Spice-Rubbed Grilled Salmon with Spicy Cucumber Salsa Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon each whole coriander, cumin, dill, and yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons whole fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 whole four-pound side of salmon, skin on, small bones, and excess fat removed
  • Olive oil

Spicy Cucumber Salsa

  • 2 seedless cucumbers (2 pounds)
  • 2 medium shallots, peeled and trimmed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced jalapeno pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups loosely packed fresh mint, chopped medium fine
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Spice-Rubbed Grilled Salmon with Spicy Cucumber Salsa Directions

  1. Combine all seeds in a skillet over medium heat; toast, shaking the pan, until aromatic, 4 to 6 minutes. Grind seeds coarsely in a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle. Transfer to a bowl; add salt, pepper, and sugar.
  2. Rub spice mixture into the flesh side of the salmon. Let stand 30 minutes; if not grilling right away, refrigerate, wrapped in plastic, for up to 2 days. Let salmon come to room temperature before grilling.
  3. Heat the grill to hot; the rack should be very hot. Brush both sides of the salmon and the hot rack with oil. Grill salmon (if using a gas grill, close lid while cooking), flesh side down, until firm and slightly charred, 4 to 8 minutes. Carefully turn the salmon using two large spatulas. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes more or until mostly opaque but slightly translucent and cooked through. Serve with cucumber salsa.

Spicy Cucumber Salsa

  1. Peel cucumbers in strips for a striped effect. Cut in half lengthwise; remove any seeds. Cut crosswise into 1/8-inch slices.
  2. Combine cucumbers, shallots, jalapenos, and mint. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, salt, and pepper. Gradually whisk in olive oil until combined. Pour over cucumbers and toss gently to combine. Serve.


Taken from americanmadegrills.com  https://americanmadegrills.com/blogs/recipes/spice-rubbed-grilled-salmon-with-spicy-cucumber-salsa