Basil Crusted Grilled Salmon with Tomato Salsa

By Marge Perry & David Bonom
You've never had salmon like this before. With a flavorful basil-and-olive-oil crust and grilled to perfection, it is complemented by a fresh, homemade salsa.
  • Cuisine: American
  • Course: Dinner
  • Skill Level: Moderate


  • chopped fresh basil
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • finely chopped red onion
  • fresh lime juice
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  • Salt
  • serano pepper
  • skin on salmon filets
  • tomatoes


  1. In a small bowl, combine the basil and olive oil
  2. Preheat grill pan to medium-hot. Sprinkle salmon filets with remaining salt and pepper. Rub basil mixture over salmon filets. Grill 5-6 minutes per side, starting flesh side down and turning once until well marked and cooked through.
  3. Serve with tomato salsa.