Local Ono on the Barbie!

This week with Curtis Stone, current reigning chef at IHCC (I Heart Cooking Clubs), we're On the Barbie!  Grilling whatever.  In my case, Curtis' recipe for grilled salmon was transmogrified to ono, a locally caught, quite delicious fish, the name of which translates to really good.  Some of you folks might know it as Wahoo!  I always think deserving of the exclamation point.

Served up at his website recipe on a Greek salad, with kalamata olives and chunks of feta.

Greek Salad with Barbecued Salmon
 (in this case ono)
4 (5- to 6-ounces each) skinless salmon fillets
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic-infused extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano (I used 1 tablespoon fresh)
Olive oil, for brushing grill
Greek Salad:
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 head romaine lettuce, torn into pieces
12 ounces assorted heirloom tomatoes (about 4 small), cut into wedges
1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise, sliced crosswise
1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives
1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced
4 ounces feta cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, divided

The vinaigrette can be made 1 day ahead, stored airtight at room temperature; rewhisk before using. For a chilled grilled salmon salad, the salmon can be grilled 4 hours ahead, cooled, covered, and refrigerated.
To prepare the salmon:
1 Prepare the grill for medium-high heat.
2 Sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper. Rub the garlic oil and dried oregano over the salmon to coat well. Once the grill is smoking hot, brush the grill rack with olive oil and immediately place the salmon at the 2-o’clock position on the grill. Cook for 4 minutes without lifting or turning the salmon. This will help give the salmon a good sear of nice grill marks and make it easier to move.
3 Starting at the corner of the salmon nearest to you, slide a long metal spatula under the salmon, turn it over, and cook until the salmon is mostly opaque, with a rosy center when pierced in the thickest part.
To make the Greek salad:
4 In a large bowl, place the vinegar. Slowly add the olive oil and whisk continually to blend. Season the vinaigrette to taste with salt and pepper.
5 In a large salad bowl, toss the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and onions with enough vinaigrette to coat. Season the salad to taste with salt and pepper.
To serve:
6 Divide salad among 4 plates. Crumble feta cheese over salads. Top each salad with a grilled salmon fillet. Sprinkle with parsley. Drizzle some of remaining vinaigrette over salmon and serve immediately.

I, as per usual, cut everything in half for us two.   A well-seasoned, perfectly tasty meal.  Nothing else needed.  Will share with Beth Fish Reads for Weekend Cooking, as well as at the IHCC site.  Check out lots of fabulous recipes from the folks there.


Mae Travels said...

Very appealing photos ... I would love a bite of that fish!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Beth F said...

I loved grilled fish and this recipe looks great for summer. Maybe I'll give it a try next time we buy salmon.

ostwestwind said...

At first I read Yoko Ono ;-) Now I now ono is Hawaiian for fresh fish or a fish also called Wahoo. Cooking educates and fresh fish from the grill is a delicious source for omega-3 fatty acids.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Ono is one of my favorite local fish--especially off the grill or grill pan. Your ono looks positively delectable--I love it with the Greek salad (and all that yummy feta). ;-)

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

My son would love this meal!

Zosia said...

Grilled fish and Greek salad sounds like a perfect meal. I'm not familiar with ono but it looks delicious.

flour.ish.en said...

In first glance, I thought the fish was chicken. If fish is that good, I'll have it all the time. Too bad, our fish selection here is limited. Good choice pairing the fish with a Greek salad.

kitchen flavours said...

Looks delicious! I would really enjoy this meal! I have learnt something new, ono fish! :)