Salmon on Avocado Cream with Salsa Fresca

By • July 26, 2011 • 6 Comments


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Author Notes: We love our salmon cool or at room temperature...Cook it early in the day and then serve it up on a warm summer evening. This one brings a little warmth to the tongue.inpatskitchen

Serves 4

The salmon and avocado cream

  • 4 six to eight ounce, boneless, skinless salmon fillets
  • 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon salt, divided
  • 3 jalapeno peppers
  • 2 medium avocados
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • Olive oil for brushing the baking dish
  1. First prep the salmon by brushing a little olive oil on the bottom of a 9 x 12 inch baking dish. Place the salmon fillets in and sprinkle with the juice of one lime,half the salt and one finely diced jalapeno. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile make the avocado cream by placing 2 chopped jalapenos, the avocado meat, the juice of the second lime, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, the sour cream and the half and half in the bowl of a mini processor and process until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap by placing the film directly on the cream and refrigerate.
  3. In a 425F pre-heated oven, roast the salmon for about 15 minutes until done. Cool and then refrigerate.

Salsa Fresca and Service

  • 2 cups seeded, cored and finely diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups finely diced red onion
  • 3 finely diced jalapeno peppers
  • 1/2 cup minced cilantro
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients and refrigerate for about an hour.
  2. When ready to serve spread 1/4 of the avocado cream on a dinner plate, place a salmon fillet on the cream and spoon some of the salsa over. Repeat 3 more times.

Tags: a little spicy, good for you, great summer eating

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almost 2 years ago maggiesara

Made this for dinner last night (though with poached, rather than baked, salmon, since my filets were thing). Served it with succotash (fresh corn and fava beans, sauteed in butter with onion and chicken stock), and MY was that good!

Dscn3274

almost 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks! I'm so glad you enjoyed this , maggiesara. And the succotash sounds wonderful!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I made this for dinner tonight, instead of salmon I used arctic char. I loved that it is cold. I actually prefer salmon or char cold. The avocado cream is dreamy. I deseeded the jalapeno's in the salsa. Everything is perfectly balanced and I like this even better than a sour cream dill sauce for salmon. After you eat this you feel satisfied, very often at least for me when I eat just fish and a salad or veggie I feel like something is missing. Great recipe, I really liked this it was just perfect.

Dscn3274

over 2 years ago inpatskitchen

So glad you enjoyed it...I'll have to try it with the Char. I also deseeded the peppers. Thanks again!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

This is so wonderful I am making it right away, going to have sagegreen's salad with grapefruit for lunch and this is dinner. I love this!!!

Dscn3274

over 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks so much...please let me know what you think..