Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Papaya Avocado Salsa, perfect for BBQ from author @DarylWoodGerber

I love barbecue. I love steak and ribs and burgers. But there's something quite elegant about barbecue fish. It makes me think of vacations. In Hawaii where everything is simply grilled or in Lake Tahoe where we always fished for and grilled trout.

Obviously I have been obsessed with grilling since I started writing my latest book GRILLING THE SUBJECT  (it came out last week!).  I researched lots of recipes. I cooked lots of barbecue-style foods. I tested lots of BBQ sauces, many of which are included in the book!

This is one of my all-time favorite salsas for fish. It has all the flavors I like, sweet, tart, savory.

Papaya Avocado Salsa

Makes enough salsa for 2 servings, as accompaniment

Half papaya, cut into cubes
Half avocado, cut into cubes
Half large tomato, cut into cubes
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, snipped
1 tablespoon fresh chives, snipped, more for serving
Salt, pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil

2 white meat fish filets (6 ounces each; I used mahi mahi)

In a small bowl, combine the papaya, avocado, tomato, parsley, chives, a dash of salt and two grinds of pepper. Set aside.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium.  Wash and dry the fish filets. When the oil is hot, set the fish in the oil and cover with a lid. It will splatter.  Cook the fish on medium for 3 minutes. Turn with a spatula and grill another 2 minutes.  Turn again and grill another 2 minutes.

Set the grilled fish filets on two plates and top each with half of the papaya salsa.  Add whole chives for decoration.

Serve immediately.

*This could be made with thinly sliced chicken filets. You might want to cook them a bit longer than the fish, say six minutes a side.

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Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
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  1. that looks like a perfect summer meal, thanks Daryl!

  2. What beautiful colors. It's so pretty that you know it has to taste good!

    1. That's what I like about it, too, Krista. The colors just draw me in. ~ Daryl

  3. Beautiful to look at and delicious to eat!

  4. That looks so refreshing, I must try it! Thanks for sharing, you ladies always post the best and yummiest recipes! :-)

  5. This looks gourmet and such a pretty plateful it would make. Thank you for the recipe I love fish...
    Marilyn Watson