Salmon with Grilled Tomato Salsa

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WHAT'S NEEDED
HOW TO MAKE
  • 1 pound fresh salmon, 1 inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cedar grill plank

  • Tomato Salsa
  • 2 cups red cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups yellow cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup garlic, sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme

  • 1
    Place fish, skin side down, in a shallow dish. For rub, in a small bowl stir together brown sugar, salt, and black pepper. Sprinkle rub evenly over salmon; rub in with your fingers. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 8 to 24 hours.
  • 2
    Wet both sides of a cedar grill plank under running water.
  • 3
    For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around edge of grill. Place fish, skin sidedown, on cedar grill plank. Place plank in center of grill rack.
  • 4
    Cover and grill for 18 to 22 minutes or until fish begins to flake when tested with a fork. (Fora gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust heat for indirect cooking. Placeplank on grill rack over the burner that is turned off. Grill as directed.)
  • 5
    To serve, cut salmon into four or six pieces. Slide a spatula between the fish and skin torelease pieces from plank. Serve with Grilled Tomato Salsa.
  • 6
    In a large bowl combine red cherry tomatoes, yellow cherry tomatoes, sliced garlic, cup oliveoil, and fresh thyme.
  • 7
    Transfer tomato mixture to a grill basket. For a charcoal grill, grill tomato mixture in basketon the rack of an uncovered grill over medium coals about 10 minutes or until tomatoes are softened and slightly charred but still retain their shape, stirring occasionally. (For a gas grill, preheat grill.
  • 8
    Reduce heat to medium. Place tomatoes in basket on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as directed.) Season to taste with salt and black pepper and top with Cholula Chipotle to taste.