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Grilled Salmon with Warm Mint Pineapple Salsa

Recipe brought to you by the Registered Dietitians of NewYork-Presbyterian.photo of grilled salmon pineapple salsa

Recipe Yield: 4 servings



  •  1/8 teaspoon butter
  •  1 tablespoon shallot, finely diced
  •  1/2 teaspoon jalapeno pepper, finely diced
  •  1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
  •  1/8 cup orange juice
  •  1 teaspoon fresh mint, chopped
  •  1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped
  •  1/8 teaspoon curry powder
  •  1/3 cup pineapple, diced


  •  1 pound salmon fillet, boneless and skinless
  •  1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  •  1 teaspoon lemon juice
  •  1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  •  1/2 teaspoon black pepper cracked or 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground



  1.  Heat butter and sauté shallots, jalapeño and ginger in a medium saucepan for 1 minute or until the aromas are released.
  2.  Add orange juice and reduce over medium heat for 1 1/2-2 minutes or until it is reduced by 1/3.
  3.  Add the remaining ingredients, stir and set aside.


  1.  Cut salmon evenly into 4 fillets.
  2.  Combine the rest of the ingredients for marinade in a mixing bowl and stir.
  3.  Place salmon on a baking sheet, cover with marinade and wrap with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Refrigerate up to 3 hours.
  4.  Preheat grill on medium heat for 5-7 minutes, remove fillets from baking sheet.
  5.  Depending on the thickness, grill fillets 3-4 minutes per side or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F using a meat thermometer.
    Note: If a grill is unavailable, preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  6.  Remove from grill and let salmon stand for 2 minutes. Serve fillets with salsa and garnish with mint.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 161
Total Fat 5g (2% of calories from fat)
Saturated Fat 1g (6% of calories from saturated fat)
Cholesterol 52mg
Sodium 86mg
Total Carbs 4g
Protein 24g

Health Benefits: Mint contains antioxidants and is thought to have a soothing effect.