Grilled Salmon with Avocado-Corn Butter - Eat Smart Be Well

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Grilled Salmon with Avocado-Corn Butter

Prep: 20 minutes plus standing
Cook: 8 minutes • Serves: 6

Avocado-Corn Butter

1ear of corn, silk and husk removed
1ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into large pieces
4tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4teaspoon ground cumin
1/8teaspoon ground red pepper


6salmon fillets (about 2-1/4 pounds)
Nonstick cooking spray
1teaspoon salt
1teaspoon ground black pepper
3lemons, cut crosswise in half

1.Prepare Avocado-Corn Butter: Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. In medium saucepot, heat corn and 2 cups water to boiling over high heat; boil 10 minutes or until corn is tender. Drain and let cool; cut kernels from cob. Reserve half the corn for another use.

2.In bowl of food processor with knife blade attached, pulse remaining ingredients and corn until well combined. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.

3.Prepare Salmon: Spray salmon with nonstick cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place salmon and lemons on hot grill rack; cook salmon and lemons 8 to 10 minutes or until internal temperature of salmon reaches 145° and grill marks appear on lemons, turning salmon once halfway through cooking. Let stand 5 minutes. Serve salmon with lemons and Avocado-Corn Butter.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
392 Calories, 25g Fat (9g Saturated), 94mg Cholesterol,
663mg Sodium, 4g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 28g Protein

Cooking Clues
> Avocado-Corn Butter can be prepared, covered and refrigerated up to 1 day.
> Serve salmon alongside rice pilaf mixed with reserved corn.

Dietitian’s tip:
> If it’s your first time selecting avocados, try purchasing an unripe avocado, checking it every day for 2-3 days as it softens. Ripe avocados that yield to gentle pressure should be eaten within a day or two. Unripe, firm or green fruit can take 4-5 days to ripen at room temperature. When an avocado begins to yield to gentle pressure, place it in the refrigerator to slow the ripening process until use.