8.27.2013

Grilled Salmon Recipe Two Ways


Here's a couple of really simple but incredibly good recipes inspired by Every Day Paleo. Each recipe is for 2 salmon fillets. Cook these carefully over a medium heat on your BBQ and serve with a wedge of lemon or lime. Brush oil on your foil so the salmon doesn't stick. Using heavy foil, keep the shiny side in and make a little tray for each recipe by folding the sides up as shown in the picture. Place a tent of foil loosely over the top of these after you place them on the grill. Feel free to use a perforated tray for grilling, or special wooden planking instead. This recipe is to show you that with a few pieces of foil  and a simple blend of spices you can grill up a great tasting salmon fillet.

Spicy Salmon Rub:

1/2 tsp salt
Fresh ground black pepper
1 tbl thyme leaves
1/4 tsp ginger
2 "pinches" cayenne pepper
2 "pinches cumin
enough olive oil to make a paste, about 2 tablespoons
 Heat up the BBQ to a medium heat. Combine the above ingredients and rub the spice mixture into the fillets. Place the fillets skin side down on the oiled foil tray. Place the tray on the grill and cover loosely with foil.

Garlic Dill Salmon: 

4 or 5 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped
olive oil, enough to coat the salmon
fresh dill and fresh ground black pepper
Juice of a lemon
Coat the salmon with oil and rub the fillets with the garlic. Sprinkle on the dill and black pepper, then squeeze on the lemon juice. Follow the same instructions as above regarding the foil to BBQ your salmon. 
As you know every BBQ is different. These fillets, depending on how thick they are, don't take very long to grill, about 10 minutes, so watch very carefully if your grill runs a little hot. You can always move them up to the warming rack to finish. Pull the fillet apart with a fork to check for "doneness". They should be moist but flaky.
Tip the fillet slightly on it's side before you remove it from the foil. Scrape the bottom gently with a fork to remove the grey skin before serving. Again, it goes without saying that leftover salmon is great with your eggs the next morning, atop your salad or sandwich for lunch, or with rice or pasta for dinner. Enjoy!
























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