Salmon with Grapefruit and basil relish

August 6, 2014

(adapted from Cook's Illustrated)


Salmon and grapefruit and basil are all in season, have some fun with it!  



  • 2 salmon fillets

  • 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 red grapefruit

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • 1 small shallot, minced

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, plus 2 wedges of lemon for serving


  • Salt and pepper, as you like it

  • a drink for the chef



  • Peel your grapefruit and take the fruit out of the skin, break into 1/2 inch pieces. 

  • In a small bowl stir together chopped basil, shallot, lemon juice, and oil. Add grapefruit pieces and salt & pepper.

  • Get your frying pan nice and hot, then add a slurp of olive oil, swirl in pan. Salt and pepper your salmon, then cook it about 3-4 minutes per side, until done.

  • Plate, and top with relish.





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