|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 35g||45%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||32%|
|Total Carbohydrate 2g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Vitamin C 15mg||73%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This grilled salmon recipe is quick and easy and a perfect meal for a busy weeknight. Simply made with salmon fillets, lemon juice, and herbs, it goes well with any of your favorite side dishes.
Although there's something delicious about grilling your food outdoors over the charcoals, it's not always feasible to cook a meal outside. Whether it's because the weather is bad or you live in an apartment complex that doesn't allow outdoor grills, indoor cooking is the only option for some folks. That's where indoor grills, such as the George Foreman Grill, come in handy. While it might not provide the same smoky flavor as charcoal-grilled food, it does allow a healthy, quick way to cook your meal.
Toss together a salad and some steamed veggies to round out the meal.
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil, more for the grill
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 pounds salmon fillets
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a non-reactive bowl, whisk together lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, herbs, salt, and pepper.
Rinse the salmon under cold water, and then pat it dry with a paper towel or clean kitchen towel.
Add salmon to the olive mixture, turning to coat well. Let the salmon marinate while you preheat the George Foreman (or any indoor contact) grill.
Place the salmon on George Foreman grill. Cook for 3 to 8 minutes. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the salmon.
- The George Foreman tends to cook much faster than a regular grill, so check salmon at 3 minutes. If the salmon easily flakes when poked with a fork and is opaque throughout, it's done.
- If you don't have an indoor electric grill, you can also cook this salmon recipe on a grill pan on the stove.
- All cuts of fresh salmon will have pin bones, which are the fish's rib bones. It's easy to choke on these bones, so they should be removed. Lay the fish skin-side-down and run your fingers over the fillet; in most cases, you should feel the bones sticking out of the fish. Pull them straight up with clean tweezers or small kitchen pliers.
- If you're getting a little bit of white stuff on the flesh of your salmon as it cooks, don't worry too much. It's albumin, a protein that shows up from the fish's muscle fibers as it cooks, and it occurs on even perfectly cooked fish. However, it shows up more often on overcooked fish, so only keep the salmon on the grill for a minimum amount of time to minimize albumin formation.
- Teriyaki salmon: Eliminate the lemon juice and herbs. In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup brown sugar, minced garlic, ground ginger, 2 tablespoons of honey, and 1/4 cup soy sauce. Marinate the salmon for at least one hour in the refrigerator, and then grill according to recipe instructions.
- Barbecue salmon: Eliminate the lemon juice and herbs. In a bowl, combine a 1/2 cup of barbecue salmon and 2 tablespoons honey. As you grill the salmon, brush the sauce over the fish occasionally.
- Lemon-garlic salmon: Add 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and 2 teaspoons of lemon zest to the marinade.