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Emeril's Salmon with Sweet Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Relish


Enjoy this fish supper while it's still warm outside. If you can't find salmon with the skin on, skinless will work, too.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, September 2009


  • 2 ears corn, husks and silks removed
  • 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, cored and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 avocados, halved, pitted, and diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for grates
  • 4 skin-on salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning


  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook corn until tender, about 4 minutes. Cut off tip of each cob. Stand corn in a wide shallow bowl; using a sharp knife, slice downward to release kernels. To bowl, add tomatoes, avocados, onion, parsley, 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; toss to combine.

  2. Heat grill to medium-high. Clean and oil hot grates. Rub fish with 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle with Creole seasoning and season with salt and pepper. Grill fish, skin side down, until skin is crisp, 4 to 5 minutes (if fish does not release easily, cook a bit longer). Using a thin spatula, flip fish and cook until slightly pink in center, about 4 minutes more, depending on thickness of fillet. Serve salmon with corn relish.

Cook's Notes

Be sure the grill is hot, and oil the grates well before cooking the fish -- this will prevent it from sticking.

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  • BlueDamselfish
    12 JUL, 2013
    I'm not a big fan of lemon and parsley, so I made it with lime and cilantro. It tasted phenomenal!
  • historia34
    27 NOV, 2011
    This is a beautiful recipe. I made it in winter--so some amendments: 1) I cooked the salmon in a parchment envelope (used a large fillet cut, seal parchment, bake at 350 for about 25 minutes). Yum! Didn't have fresh corn, so I used kernels that were frozen and steamed to heat in bag (don't buy the kind in sauce). Made the recipe for my family and it was like eating heaven! Make this food!