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Broiled Salmon with
Watermelon-Avocado Salsa

Broiled Salmon with WatermelonAvocado Salsa
Watermelon-Avocado salsa:
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 small jalapeno, seeds removed, diced
3 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
1 cup seedless watermelon, diced
2 large avocados, diced
1/2 cup queso fresco, crumbled
Salt to taste
1 cup watermelon juice*
2 tablespoons agave syrup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 garlic clove, finely grated
1 tablespoon canola oil
4 salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each
Salt and pepper to taste

Chicken Salad
Tortilla Cups

Chicken Salad Tortilla Cups
Four 8-inch flour tortillas
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper sauce
1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped green chilies
1-1/2 cups watermelon, diced into small pieces
1/4 cup roasted, salted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Using a 4-inch cookie cutter or cup, cut rounds out
of each tortilla. Press one tortilla round down into each cup of a 12-cup muffin
pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until tortilla cups are light brown and crispy.
Remove from oven; allow to cool.
In bottom of large bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise and cayenne
pepper sauce until smooth. Stir in chicken and green chilies. Fold in watermelon. Divide and fill each tortilla cup with an equal amount of the watermelonchicken mixture. Divide and garnish with an equal amount of pumpkin seeds
and green onion; serve immediately.

In a medium bowl, combine the lime juice, jalapeno, green onions and cilantro
leaves. Whisk to combine, then add the watermelon and avocados to the bowl.
Top with crumbled queso fresco. Season to taste with salt and gently toss to
combine.
Heat the broiler and move a rack to the upper third of the oven.
Combine the watermelon juice, agave syrup, soy sauce and garlic in a small
bowl and set aside.
Heat the canola oil in a large, oven-proof, nonstick skillet over medium-high
heat. Add the salmon and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then turn, cooking for an
additional 2 minutes or until cooked throughout.
Add the watermelon juice mixture to the pan and bring to a simmer. Cook
for 1 to 2 minutes or until the liquid has reduced slightly. Turn the salmon to
coat with the sauce, then transfer the pan to the oven. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes
or until salmon begins to get slightly crisp and brown on top.
Season to taste with salt and pepper, then transfer salmon to a serving platter. Top with the salsa and additional glaze from the pan. Serve immediately.
*For watermelon juice, put 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon in a blender
and pulse until smooth. Pour the puree through a fine strainer, pressing the juice
through with a spoon or spatula. This should yield about 1 cup of juice.

Watermelon Rind Pickles
4 cups water
1 tablespoon coarse salt
2 cups peeled watermelon rind (leaving a thin layer of pink), cut into
approximate 1- 1/2 by 2-inch strips
3/4 cup sugar
1 allspice berry
1/2 cup cider vinegar
4 peppercorns
4 whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon pickling spice
1 long slice of fresh ginger root
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
In a large pot, bring water and salt to boil over medium high heat. Add rind
pieces and boil until tender, about 5 minutes. Strain. Transfer rinds to a large
metal bowl.
In saucepan, combine remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium
high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 15 minutes, until slightly
reduced.
Pour over watermelon rinds in bowl. Place plate over top to keep rinds submerged in liquid. Cover and refrigerate for one day. Transfer to a glass jar and
keep sealed in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Watermelon
Rind Pickles
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