Salmon with peach salsa is one of my favorite summer dishes! I love the way the sweetness of the honey glaze goes so well with the peaches and red onions in the salsa! This dish is refreshing and healthy!
We love fish in our house. Even the boys. It’s great for you and I have found super easy to make. Some people are a bit taken back by fish but I promise you it is so easy!!!
To start with, we did not have a great grocery store selection here in Joplin. Now that the tornado thoroughly screwed things up, we are left with Walmart. So I use frozen. If you have a fresh fish counter PLEASE utilize that! The person behind the counter should be able to tell you when it was caught or if it was previously frozen. I used a bag of (4) individually wrapped 4 oz fillets. I thaw them by filling my sink with about 2 inches of cold water and letting them float in there for a few minutes. It doesn’t take long.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Drizzle a baking dish with Extra Virgin Olive Oil so the fish fillets do not stick. In a small bowl combine 3 tablespoons of Honey with about 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice. These measurements are flexible. Just use enough juice to thin the honey so that it’s not a thick blob. You don’t want it runny though, you want it to stick to the fish. Finely grate 1 teaspoon of lemon zest into the bowl also. Only zest the yellow part of the rind, not the white, that part is bitter. Baste each side with the lemon/honey mixture and season with salt & pepper. Flip fillets and repeat on opposite side.
Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the center of the fish is opaque and the fish will flake with a fork. Don’t overbake!
Arrange the fish on a plate and cover with 2 heaping spoonfuls of Peach Salsa, whose recipe can be found HERE!
The honey and lemon in the salsa, along with the sweetness of the peaches compliment the honey/lemon on the salmon!