Grilled fillets of Sockeye salmon seasoned with a southwest rub and served with fresh blueberry and corn salsa are the perfect pairing of flavors!
I’ve been on a grilling kick lately in case you couldn’t tell. Everything from burgers, to chicken, to vegetables has been grilled around here the past couple weeks and it’s all tasted so good! I absolutely love the flavor that grilling gives food. Aside from grilled chicken my second favorite protein to grill is fish, especially salmon.
Living in Colorado with no ocean in sight I feel like I miss out on all of the fresh seafood. While I was in Portland a couple weeks ago I took advantage of being near the water and ate some delicious halibut, muscles, and salmon. The flavor and freshness of the fish was unreal and I could have eaten it for every meal! When I’m not on vacation near an ocean I’ve found a way to still enjoy some delicious seafood.
Recently Sizzlefish contacted me and asked if I’d like to try their seafood. I of course jumped on the opportunity to have a box full of delicious fish sent to my door. I have to say that I am absolutely loving it! Even though it is frozen it still has a very fresh taste and is a great way for those of us in states that aren’t near the ocean to enjoy good quality natural fish.
Normally when I grill fish I keep it really simple and just do salt, pepper, and lemon juice. However I do occasionally like to spice things up and add some Southwest flair, that’s the born and raised Arizona girl in me.
I decided to make a simple rub for this salmon using chili powder, cumin, coriander, and salt. The spices gave the salmon a wonderful flavor without masking the flavor of the fish.
To go with the salmon I made a blueberry corn salsa. In case you’ve never tried pairing blueberries and corn together, I highly recommend it. Normally I would use fresh corn, but ours isn’t quite in season yet so I grabbed a bag of frozen roasted corn while I was at Whole Foods.
If you can’t find frozen roasted corn regular frozen corn is fine, but if you do find it give it a try, it’s amazing! We absolutely loved the blueberry corn salsa paired with the Southwest grilled salmon and I know we will be enjoying it many more times this summer!
Southwest Grilled Salmon with Blueberry Corn Salsa
Southwest Grilled Salmon
- 2 (4 ounce) sockeye salmon fillets
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
Blueberry Corn Salsa
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 cup frozen fire roasted corn, defrosted
- 1/4 cup diced red onion, diced
- 1/4 cup diced poblano chile pepper, diced
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, chopped
- Juice of a lime
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- salt to taste
- Preheat grill to medium high heat and oil the grates.
- In a small bowl combine the spices for the salmon then rub the mixture all over the fillets. Grill the salmon for about 4 minutes on each side or until the desired degree of doneness.
Blueberry Corn Salsa
- In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients for the salsa and toss together. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve with the salmon.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 381Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 428mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 8gSugar: 21gProtein: 35g
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Deborah Smith says
Delicious. Family said it was a restaurant-quality dinner. Thanks!
Thanks Deborah and I’m glad you and the family enjoyed the salmon!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
I haven’t grilled nearly as much as I should lately. I love finding new recipes for grilling and this salmon is perfect. I probably wouln’t be able to stop eating that blueberry corn salsa!
The salmon was awesome Ashley and I had some serious self control issues with the salsa, good thing it’s healthy!
GiGi Eats says
Grilled salmon, salmon in general, ALWAYS brings a HUGE smile to my face! :)
Mine too Gigi!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
We love making salmon all summer long! I love the blueberry corn salsa side dish! I am going to have to try that!
Grilled salmon is the best for easy summer dinners! I hope you love the salsa as much as we did!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Love this fabulous rub on that salmon! I hear ya on the fresh seafood. Not happening in good old Minnesota either!
Thanks Julie! It would be so nice to have access to fresh seafood all the time.
Flat Fee MLS says
I love your blueberry corn salsa. I have never seen it before but I can just imagine how tasty it is.
Thank you Linda! It’s so delicious!