Sunday, April 26, 2015

Perfect Grilled Salmon

This recipe is simple, adds nice grill marks to salmon fillets and cooks the fish without drying it out.  It takes no longer than salmon roasted in the oven, about 6 minutes for a fillet under ¾ of an inch and about 10 minutes for a 2 ½ -3 inch salmon steak. 

You will need:
  • Salmon fillets or steaks
  • Olive oil
  • Soy Sauce
  • Juice of a lime
  • Tin foil
Start by brushing olive oil and soy sauce on one side of each piece of fish.  Place salmon on a medium hot grill, directly over the heat, olive oil side down.  Grill for three minutes, until grill marks
show and you can see a few millimeters of cooked salmon from the side view.   Use a spatula to gently move the fish without turning it to a layer of tin foil.  Cover the grill and let the fish finish cooking until done to your liking.  We like it a little underdone or satiny in the middle.  Figure three more minutes for a thinner fillet and up to ten minute for a really thick fillet or salmon steak.  Slide the tin foil onto a platter and squeeze some lime on top to serve.  Butter and black pepper, optional.