Grilled Salmon with Lemon Caper Sauce

Salmon and capers
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  • 28 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 18 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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This grilled salmon with lemon caper sauce sounds like fancy adult food, but it's actually quite appropriate for kids as well. You can grill the salmon on a regular grill, in a grill pan on the stove, or in a George Foreman grill.

What You'll Need

  • Juice of 3 lemons, divided
  • 1 tablespoon. olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon. chopped fresh oregano or 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • Kosher Salt and freshly-ground Black Pepper
  • 4 6 ounces. salmon fillets, pin bones removed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon. capers, rinsed

How to Make It

  1. Whisk juice of 1 lemon, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add salmon fillets, turning to coat. Refrigerate salmon 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Grill salmon 4 to 8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon and the type of grill you're using. Salmon is done when it flakes easily when poked with a fork.
  3. Heat remaining lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook 5 to 7 minutes until it starts to get thick and some of the water evaporates. Add butter and a pinch of salt. When butter melts, stir in capers. Taste, and add more salt if necessary.
  1. Divide salmon among four plates. Serve with a drizzle of lemon caper sauce over each salmon fillet.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 294
Total Fat 18 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Unsaturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 71 mg
Sodium 110 mg
Carbohydrates 6 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 20 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)