King Salmon a la Santa Fe

3 lbs Oregon salmon fillet with all bone and skin removed, cut into six equal portions 
1 cup prepared salsa, well drained
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp minced garlic 
2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
1 lime, zest and juice 
Fresh cilantro sprigs for garnish
Combine all of the above ingredients, except salmon and cilantro garnish. Thoroughly coat both sides of salmon fillets.

To Grill: Grill over medium high heat. Start with dark side up (side where skin was), basting occasionally and turning once.

To Bake: Baste well (skin side down, do not turn) baking at 400 degrees for 15-18 min.

To Sauté: Place well basted fillet portions (skin side up) in dry pan over medium high heat basting occasionally and turning once. 

(Courtesy of Gary Puetz, The Seafood Steward)

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