Lunchbreak: Chef Ali Banks makes king salmon with strawberry avocado salsa

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Ali Banks

King Salmon with Strawberry Avocado Salsa


1 garlic clove, minced
juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper, to taste
4, 8 ounce fillets of King Salmon
2 Tablespoons grapeseed oil

Stir lime juice and garlic together. Pour over salmon and let marinate for 20 minutes. Dry salmon with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet heated over medium-high heat, add oil. Add salmon, flesh side down and sear until golden brown and cooked about 1/3 way through, about 4-5 minutes. Gently flip fish and sear until skin is crisp and golden and fish just starts to flake, an additional 4-5 minutes. Set fish aside to rest.


1 pint strawberries, hulled and diced
1 avocado, diced
1 shallot minced
2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
juice of 1/2 a lime
2 Tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

Combine strawberries, avocado, shallot, cilantro, lime juice and olive oil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve salsa over seared salmon with additional lime wedges. This dish works well with grilled vegetables, couscous, pasta or just an extra plate of salmon.

Ali is Sitka Salmon Shares’s Culinary Director.

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