As I made my meal plan for the week, I was growing weary of the same ol' recipes that I cook every couple of weeks. So I took a trip over to cookinglight.com and found this great recipe for salmon that Andy and I enjoyed tonight. The salmon was a little pricey (about $12 for two (big)fillets) compared to the chicken that I buy in bulk, but it was worth it as a special treat.
Pan-Seared Salmon with Pineapple-Jalapeno Relish
2 cups chopped pineapple
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons sugar
1 finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir in 1/4 teaspoon of salt
Heat a large nonstick skillet of medium high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt, chili powder, and black pepper, stirring well; sprinkle evenly over fish. Add fish to pan, skin side up; cook 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with pineapple mixture on top.
I served this with a little pasta and a green salad. Andy said, "How am I supposed to eat a salad when after that!" He really liked it. Let me know if you try it!