Disclosure: I received complimentary samples of Smokin’ O’s to create my Grilled Cajun Salmon with Cucumber Lime Salsa during #RecipeMakeover week. It’s a wonderfully tasty salmon with a smoky flavor and made springtime fresh with a topping of cucumber lime salsa. As always, the recipe and all opinions expressed here are 100% my own.
I am so excited this week since a group of us food bloggers are taking part in #RecipeMakeover Week. And yes, it is exactly what it sounds like! We’ll be remaking old calorie-laden recipes or creating new healthy ones to cut some calories from our diet. Why? Because swimsuit season is right around the corner, yikes how did it get here so fast, and we definitely want to shed a few of those winter pounds.
Today I took a recipe I love, grilled salmon, and added a tasty but healthy cucumber lime salsa. It is not only low in calories but light and fresh tasting – the perfect summertime BBQ dinner. But I got to add something a little different to this grill adventure, Smokin’ O’s! These little round pieces of wood work with gas grills to give that beloved smoky taste to whatever you are cooking.
Now I’ve tried plenty of the so-called wood smoke-flavor producing products but they have either not worked or were a pain to use. Smokin’ O’s changed my mind on how good a wood smoke product could work. And believe me, these little gems are so easy to use that you’ll want to use them any time you turn on your grill. They offer 3 flavors, original, mesquite and applewood wood varieties for gas grills, and I can vouch for the mesquite flavor but I’m excited to try the other 2 next time I grill out.
Here’s how they work. Place a wood smoke ring over a hot grill for 5-10 minutes. Move to coolest part of grill (with tongs) and grill as usual. Oh, the smoky scent it releases will just make your mouth water! And the salmon I cooked had the most delicious mesquite flavor, just like if I had grilled it over a wood fire. Woohoo! Was I ever stoked that this product worked this well. Now I can’t wait to try it with my Honey Garlic Pork Chops and Grilled Fish Tacos! Thanks for the great product Smokin O’s! Find out more about Smokin’ O’s here and follow on Facebook for some great grilling tips and ideas.
Just look at that delicious flaky fish, ummm, and that salsa, yes please!
Hope you enjoy this recipe plus all the fantastic ones my fellow food bloggers put together below. Come back for more each day this week – it’s going to be soooo good!
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