One of my favorite summer activities is getting outside in the hot sun and having a beer with friends while grilling something tasty. And salmon is one of my favorite things to toss on it. These grilled salmon recipes are sure to please at your next cookout.
One of my favorite things about grilling is that it’s so easy to eat healthy food that way. Since the best food to grill is meat and vegetables, you don’t even need to count calories, fat, carbs, or anything else to know that what you’re eating is a food that’s proven to keep you lean and trim. shape.
More and more health authorities realize the benefits of salmon. It’s high in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids and doesn’t have the high mercury contamination that makes other types of seafood poor additions to your diet.
- Salmon steaks or fillets
- Butter, olive oil or coconut oil
- salt and pepper
- Fire up the grill. Since salmon fillets and fillets are relatively thin, you’ll want direct high heat to sear the outside without drying out the inside.
- While the grill is heating up, rinse and dry the salmon. Coat them with softened butter, olive oil, or coconut oil to keep them juicy while they cook and add extra flavor. Then add salt and pepper.
- When the grill is hot, add the salmon. Let them sit for 3-5 minutes, then flip them over and let them sit for another 3-5 minutes.
- Remove from the grill and they are ready to eat!
You can think of the above as the “master recipe” for grilled salmon. With a few tweaks and variations, you can end up with literally HUNDREDS of grilled salmon recipes based on this one alone. Let’s take a look at some things you might want to try:
- Marinate salmon overnight in a mixture of olive oil, white wine, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
- Put thin lemon slices on the grilled steaks, skin side down.
- Chop up some fresh herbs (dill is my favorite) or just use dried herbs to top the salmon when done.
- Use a barbecue dry rub on the fish to spice things up a bit.