|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 83g||107%|
|Saturated Fat 14g||69%|
|Total Carbohydrate 1g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 7mg||36%|
|*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 recipe for mayonnaise grilled salmon has been around for a while and it's always worth going back to.
Spreading mayo on fish before grilling it may seem odd, but mayo is mostly oil flavored with lemon juice, salt, and sometimes mustard and herbs—exactly the sort of ingredients you might ordinarily coat fish with before grilling it.
And in fact, dilled mayonnaise is an even better choice than regular mayonnaise when making this. The flavor is best when grilled over charcoal, but it's mighty good even if you use a grill pan on the stove.
"I’ve never coated salmon with mayonnaise, and this recipe did not disappoint! The lemon-dill mayo gives the salmon amazing flavor. Add the Tabasco for spiciness, or leave it out. You can also serve it with anything that you want. I served mine with some pea purée and it tasted amazing." —Tara Omidvar
For the Salmon:
2 (6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets
Kosher salt, to taste
For the Dilled Mayonnaise:
3/4 cup good quality mayonnaise
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon minced shallot
1/8 teaspoon Tabasco, more to taste
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill, more for garnish
Lime wedges, for garnish, optional
Steps to Make It
Prepare the Salmon
Gather the ingredients.
Carefully run your finger up the center of the fillet (against the grain) and if you find any pin bones, pull them out with a small pair of needle-nosed pliers or tweezers.
Pat the fillets dry and sprinkle both sides generously with salt. Set aside.
Make the Dilled Mayonnaise
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, sesame oil, shallot, and Tabasco. Fold in the dill. Chill, covered, until ready to use. You will need 1/4 cup of the mayonnaise mixture basting the fish, and the remaining 1/2 cup can be used as a dipping sauce.
Grill the Salmon
Lightly brush 1/4 cup of the mayonnaise mixture on both sides of the fillets. Set aside.
Prepare a medium (350 F to 375 F) gas or charcoal grill fire. Alternatively, use a stovetop grill pan heated on medium heat.
Grill the salmon for 3 to 4 minutes.
Using a very thin, wide spatula, flip the salmon on the grill.
Continue to grill the salmon until cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes or longer, depending on thickness .
Serve with the remaining 1/2 cup mayonnaise, a sprinkle of dill, and lime wedges, if desired.