Does this happen to you? I bought a big bag of nectarines from Imperfect Foods without thinking what to do with them, or how I was going to eat all those nectarines all by myself. Sometimes my eyes get ahead of my brain. Uh oh, now what? But, I had previously bought salmon from them and frozen it. I thought, well the sweet nectarines should pair beautifully with the fish. So, the answer was pan-fried salmon with nectarine salsa!
And then later, there will be nectarine mini tarts. Because why not.
Nectarine makes a refreshing change from the usual tomato. They’re sweeter, juicier, and a perfect foil for the tangy lime and spicy jalapeño. And summer is the ideal time to take advantage. The salmon was simply pan-fried with a squeeze of lime and a few seasonings.
This made a bit more salsa than I needed for just the salmon. But, it was fantastic over eggs the next day.
Pan Fried Salmon with Nectarine Salsa Substitutions and Variations
- Don’t have salmon? This would work beautifully with a pork chop too. Pan-fry with some olive oil and cumin
- Or, try the salsa with some scrambled eggs
- Haven’t got jalapeño? Use red pepper flakes instead
More Salmon Recipes
Season, fold, and bake. No cleanup, and it’s a whole meal in a simple packet.
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This works with either smoked or cooked salmon. The citrus is sweet and bright, and the marinated artichokes add kick.
Creamy, velvety and elegant enough for a special occasion. Yet, it’s surprisingly easy to make.