Jim O’Connor’s Grilling Recipes

 The Food Network’s Jim O’Connor is going to join us on News @5 Friday.  Below are Jim’s recipes for Sweet Spicy Salmon with Honeyed Mango Salsa and Peppered Asiago Bacon Burgers with Honeyed Arugula.  Enjoy.

Sweet Spicy Salmon with Honeyed Mango Salsa
Makes 4 to 6 servings

1 large ripe mango, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, divided
1 Tbsp. honey
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1/3 cup honey
2 Tbsp. Mexican hot sauce
4 (4 to 6-oz.) salmon fillets

To prepare the salsa, combine the mango, bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, 1 tablespoon honey and jalapeno in a medium bowl. Stir well and refrigerate until ready to use. Whisk together the honey, hot sauce and remaining lime juice in a small bowl. Rinse salmon and pat dry; brush liberally with honey mixture. Place skin side up on a well oiled grill over medium coals; cook for 2 to 3 minutes until lightly charred. Turn and cook for 8 to 10 minutes more, basting liberally with sauce during cooking. Remove from grill and transfer to a serving platter. Top with mango salsa.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 10 to 15 minute

Peppered Asiago Bacon Burgers with Honeyed Arugula
Makes 6 servings

2 lbs. ground chuck
1 cup asiago cheese, grated
2 teaspoons Salt, divided
2 teaspoons Freshly ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup honey
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
6 cups arugula leaves
6 sesame seed buns
1/4 cup mayonnaise
6 slices bacon, cooked, crisp
6 slices tomato

Combine ground chuck, asiago cheese, 1 teaspoon of the salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce in a large bowl. Form into 6 patties. Grill on closed grill until cooked through (about 4-5 minutes per side). In a medium bowl, whisk together honey, lemon juice and remaining salt. Add the arugula and toss to coat. Toast the buns lightly on the grill. Divide the mayonnaise between each of the six rolls, spreading on the bottom half of each. Place patties on buns, add one piece of bacon on top of each burger and top each with a slice of tomato. Evenly divide the honeyed arugula between each patty. Place bun tops on and serve.