Lime-Marinated Broiled Salmon with Cucumber & Watercress Salad

I made this for Matt’s 23rd birthday. It was during a heat wave, so it was perfect to not have the oven on, just the broiler for a bit. It is so flavorful and fresh!

Lime-Marinated Broiled Salmon (from Cooking Light)

1/3  cup  low-sodium soy sauce

1/4  cup  fresh lime juice

1  teaspoon  minced peeled fresh ginger

1/2  teaspoon  chopped fresh thyme

2  garlic cloves, chopped

4  (6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)

Cooking spray

4  lime wedges

Place first 4 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Pour into a large zip-top plastic bag. Add salmon, and seal and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning bag occasionally.

Preheat broiler.

Remove salmon from bag, discarding marinade. Place salmon on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 8 minutes. Turn, and broil an additional 4 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with lime wedges.

This salad is so light and easy…definitely a welcome break from a traditional green salad.

Cucumber & Watercress Salad (courtesy Tyler Florence)

1 large cucumber, peeled and diced

1 bunch of watercress, trimmed

1/2 cup chopped parsley

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Splash of water

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

In a bowl, combine the cucumber, watercress and parsley.

In a separate bowl, combine the honey, vinegar, water and season. Whisk in the extra-virgin olive oil. Drizzle the dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat.

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