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Grilling with Grace

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney
Grace Jerked Filet of Salmon with Mango and Avocado Salsa at the Table Restaurant in South Orange, New Jersey.
Chef Alton Henry makes magic with garden-fresh ingredients combined with authentic Grace Jamaican Jerk seasoning.

Summer is here! Barbecues, picnics, and cook-outs will be taking place in every community across the United States and Canada by the thousands.

Persons from different ethnicities are hunting for that authentic Jamaica aroma for their grill and to celebrate the wonderful spices of our island. Grace Foods, the home of the finest spices in the Caribbean, is hosting a grilling contest that will run over several weeks, where food lovers will have a chance to win a number of dazzling charcoal grills.

Over the course of several weeks in June and July, Grace will be conducting grilling demonstrations in a number of stores across the New York tri-state region. The stores will include Western Beef and Farmbria, and those who love to cook can add new excitement to their favorite dishes by utilising any of the tantalising seasonings, sauces, and spices offered by Grace Foods, and at the same time, register for a chance to win a deluxe charcoal grill.

Shoppers who come out to the participating stores also have a chance to win an array of other prizes, including a bountiful Grace basket loaded with handy, useful, and delicious products that will turn a home-cooked meal into an unforgettable gourmet treat.

chef alton henry

This week, one of the leading chefs from the New York tri-state region, Alton Henry of the recently opened Table Restaurant in South Orange, New Jersey, shares the recipe for one of his summer sizzlers: Grace Jerk Filet of Salmon with Mango and Avocado Salsa.

Henry grew up in Spring Garden in the parish of St Thomas, Jamaica, where many ingredients grew wild in his backyard. But even years after migrating to the United States, he still craves garden-fresh ingredients combined with the authentic allure of Jamaican spices. His training at the New York Institute of Culinary Arts has perfected his skills and it has put him on numerous television food shows, but he still retains that 'back-a-yard' aromatic edge that is infused in all his culinary creations.

Grace Jerk Fillet of Salmon with Mango and Avocado Salsa


2-8 oz salmon fillet

2 tbsp Grace Jerk Seasoning

1 tbsp oil

2 ripe mangoes peeled and diced

1 large red onion, diced

1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

1 squeezed lime juice

1 avocado peeled and sliced


1. Rub Grace Jamaican Jerk seasoning over salmon filet and set aside.

2. Rub the oil on grill over medium-high heat. Place salmon on grill and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side. The salmon will start to get a brown crust on the outside from the spices.

3. Once the pieces are cooked, remove from heat. Salmon dries out quickly if you overcook it.

4. Combine mangoes, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and avocado in a small bowl and stir until combined. Season with sea salt.

5. Serve on a bed of your favorite mixed greens.

Please note that the same method can be used on the stove top using a frying pan. Enjoy this tasty summer treat with family and friends