|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 2 to 4 servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 22g||29%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||14%|
|Total Carbohydrate 3g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|*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.|
Salmon is a delicious, heart-healthy fish. Taking it to the grill enhances its flavors and offers a mildly sweet caramelization to the surface of the flesh. Seasoned with dill, lemon juice, and garlic, this grilled salmon recipe is a wonderful addition to summer cookouts, while fast and convenient enough for weeknight meals.
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
- 2 large salmon fillets, skin on and 1 1/2 inches thick
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, plus additional for garnish
Preheat grill to medium heat. Combine lemon juice and grapeseed oil together in a bowl. Brush liberally onto salmon skin and then onto salmon flesh.
Make a rub mixture out of salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Sprinkle onto salmon and then top with chopped dill.
Place salmon flesh-side down onto grill grate. Allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, and very carefully using a spatula, work fillets away, on all sides, from grill grate. Once free, gently turn fillets over. Close cover and allow fish to cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 F to 150 F.
Remove fish from grill and garnish with lemon slices and additional chopped dill.
- To use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder, mince it before adding it to the salt and pepper. Then, using the back of a fork, press the spice mixture into a paste and spread it on the fish. You can also add fresh parsley to the mash.
- Oil your grill grates before grilling the salmon to make sure it doesn't stick. You can also use a lightly oiled grill pan or grill basket (with holes) to keep the fish intact while still obtaining grill marks.
- Swap out the dill for thyme like in this grilled salmon with thyme and lemon recipe.
- For a "smoked" version, grill the salmon on a presoaked cedar plank. It will taste much different than the gilled option and can be used in recipes that call for smoked fish.
- Swap salmon steaks for fillets for a totally different presentation. Shorten the cooking time since you don't have a skin side. And before serving, make sure your guests know to pull the bones from the fish.