I love to make salsas. They are so easy. A salsa can really elevate an entree above the ordinary and help bring the flavors of a dish together. Recently I cooked some flounder filets, prepared very simply by lightly dusting with a mixture of flour and cornmeal then pan frying in a little butter and olive oil. A very ordinary way to quickly cook fish fillets. But to go along with it, I made this salsa using grapefruit and avocado.
My original intention was to have fish tacos, that’s why I made the salsa. As I finished making it, however, I tasted it, and WOW, my taste buds woke up and started to sing!…it was fabulous and I didn’t want it to get lost in a taco. I just loved the way the citrus paired with the avocado. So I served it as an accompaniment to the flounder, along with a vegetable and a salad. I know I will be making this salsa again very soon, I wanted to eat it by the bowlful!
YIELD: Serves 4
- 1 Ruby Red grapefruit, segmented and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 avocado, diced
- 2 Tablespoons diced red onion
- 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
- coarse salt
To Make the Salsa:
Combine grapefruit, avocado, onion, cilantro, jalapeño , and lime juice in a medium bowl. Season with salt and set aside. That’s It!
SOURCE: Martha Stewart’s Whole Living