Spicy Salmon with Cilantro-Lime Sauce

I’m a sucker for cilantro.  Anything cilantro, I want it and more!  Did you know that to some people, cilantro tastes like soap?  The NY Times explains it here.  I’m so glad that I’m not one of those people.  Sad day for them.  Cilantro is awesome, and it makes this recipe so refreshing and light!  Y’all will love it!

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  • 4 fresh salmon filets
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1 Tbs seasoned salt or Cajun seasoning (like Lawry’s or Tony Chachere’s)
  • 1 c cilantro, packed
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the salmon:

Squeeze juice of 1 lime over salmon filets.  Sprinkle seasoned salt or Cajun seasoning over salmon.  For a spicier salmon, rub seasoning onto filets for a thicker coating.  Let rest at room temperature while preparing dressing.

For the Dressing:

Combine remaining juice of 2 limes, cilantro, garlic, olive oil, and salt and pepper in blender.  Blend to a thin liquid.  Tranfer to a small bowl.

The salmon may be grilled or broiled.  If grilling, place on grill over medium heat about 4-5 minutes each side.  Make sure to oil grates before using.  If broiling, place in baking dish or broiler pan on high heat for 5-7 minutes.

Top with sauce and garnish with cilantro.