Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chili Rubbed Salmon with Citrus Salsa

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 37 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 7 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Amp up the flavor of broiled fish by serving it with a crunchy grapefruit salsa. To make the salsa, grapefruit is tossed with a honey-lime vinaigrette, cilantro, jalapeno and jicama, a slightly sweet root vegetable enjoyed raw or cooked in a variety of Mexican dishes.



  1. Preheat the broiler to high. Soak onion in a bowl of very cold water.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the lime juice, honey, 2 teaspoons of oil, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  3. Trim the top and bottom off the grapefruit to expose the inner fruit. Following the curve of the fruit cut off the skin and white pith. Cut the segments free from the membrane and add to the dressing. Repeat with the oranges. (For help with this, see our Video demo of segmenting an orange.) Add the jalapeno, jicama, and fresh coriander to the citrus mixture. Drain the onions and stir to combine evenly.
  4. Position a broiler pan about 6 inches from the broiler and preheat. Lightly brush the salmon with the olive oil. Sprinkle top of the fish with the chili powder and season with salt, to taste. Carefully lay fish, skin-side down, on the hot broiler pan. Broil the fish until just firm and brown, about 7 minutes. Remove pan from the broiler; set the salmon aside on the hot pan to finish cooking, about 5 minutes more.
  5. Divide the fish among plates and serve with the salsa and tortillas.

Cook’s Note

Our favorite way to warm tortillas is in the microwave. Wrap the tortillas in paper towels and heat on full power until pliable and hot, about 30 seconds.