Grilled salsa and barbecue sauce are both good additions to grilled salmon. Herbed butter sauce also complements salmon, requiring a combination of unsalted butter, chicken stock, white whine vinegar and lemon juice, as well as heavy cream and Chardonnay. Shallots, tarragon and parsley are then added to the mixture.
Homemade barbecue sauce goes well with grilled salmon and takes only a few minutes to make. Start out by heating 2 tablespoons of peanut oil in a pan, adding in 2 minced cloves of garlic and 1 chopped onion. Sauté the onion and garlic before adding in 1/2 cup of dark rum, 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1 1/2 cups of ketchup and 1/3 cup of Worcestershire. After adding the wet ingredients, stir in 2 tablespoons of chili powder and paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin and coriander, 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Bring the sauce to a boil, and reduce heat to a simmer for 5 minutes.
To make grilled salsa, brush 3 medium tomatoes, 1 jalapeño, 1 onion and 1 pasilla pepper with olive oil, and grill them until they start to brown. Remove the seeds, and pulse the vegetables in a food processor until they are chopped. Mix the juice of 1 lime and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to the salsa, adding salt to taste. Stir in freshly chopped cilantro.