If the fennel stalks have the fronds attached, trim off the fronds and chop enough to make 2 tablespoons; set aside. Cut off the thick stalks above the bulb and save the stalks for another use. Leave the root end attached to hold the bulb together. Cut the fennel bulb in half. Fill a small saucepan with water. Lightly salt the water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and gently simmer the fennel bulb for 3 minutes. Remove from the water and plunge into an ice bath to rapidly cool it. Remove the bulb from the ice bath, trim off the root end, and thinly slice.
Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450° to 550°F).
In a medium bowl combine the salad ingredients. Toss to coat and set aside to let the flavors marinate while you grill the salmon.
Brush the salmon with the oil and season with the salt and pepper. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the salmon over direct high heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until you can lift the steaks off the grate with tongs without sticking, 6 to 8 minutes. Turn and cook to your desired doneness, 2 to 3 minutes for medium. If using fillets, to easily remove the skin, just slip a spatula between the skin and the flesh, and lift the salmon flesh from the grill. Transfer the salmon to plates and top with the salad.
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