Easy Grilled Salmon

February 10, 2017

easy grilled salmon

So, with warm weather coming soon (or here if you live in Texas) and you’ve got a grill, use it!  We grill all summer long.  It requires virtually no clean up, it’s healthy and usually quick.  You just have to keep your eye on the ball, or salmon, so it doesn’t burn.

easy grilled salmon

Salmon is another miracle food rich in Omega-3’s.  Always buy wild salmon versus farm-raised.  It’s much better for you I promise.

My mom made this recipe for me years ago.  It was so fantastic and very very easy.  To this day, it is my favorite salmon recipe hands down.  I don’t even order it in restaurants because I know I won’t like their salmon as much as mine.

I raised my kids on this recipe and we eat it nearly once a week.  Seriously.  So, my kids as a result love salmon.

We all know the health benefits, but if it’s not cooked right, it can taste fishy.  So, with all that said, you’ve got to try this recipe!

All you need are these ingredients, and what’s nice is I almost always have them.

Grab a big bowl and start mixing your marinade.  First the olive oil…

Add your gluten-free soy sauce (tastes the same as regular if not better).

Your lemon juice, or 2 fresh-squeezed lemons.

1/2 tsp of dried dill weed adds amazing flavor to the fish.

Lastly, a dash of dried ground cloves adds a bit of sweetness.

Whisk it all up….

Now, add your fish to the bowl.  If you want, you can mix everything up in the measuring glass and then put the marinade with the fish in a plastic baggie.  It saves dishes.

Now marinate for 30 minutes or so in the fridge.

After it’s been marinating 20 minutes, spray your grill with a non-stick spray and turn it on.  Heat it on high until you’re ready to grill.

Turn your heat down to medium-high.  Throw your fish on the grill skin side down. Grill for 8-10 minutes (8 minutes if you like it medium-rare like I do).

Take a grill spatula and loosen your fish from the grill if it sticks a bit.  Then, take some tongs and turn the fish over.

Grill another 7 minutes or so, until it looks like this.  Yum!

Now you’re done!  Easy right?!  I think I put too many pictures here, but I got heavy handed with the camera.  It’s a super easy recipe to remember and if your family doesn’t usually eat fish, they might change their minds after they eat this!

Easy Grilled Salmon

  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 Cup Lemon Juice or 2 Lemons
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Dill Weed
  • Dash of Dried Ground Cloves
  • Wild Salmon Filet Cut into 4 Portions by Butcher

Mix the first 5 ingredients in a bowl.  Marinate salmon in bowl or a plastic baggie in fridge for 30 minutes.  Turn your grill on high for 10 minutes.  Grill the salmon skin-side down for 10 minutes on medium high. Flip, then cook for another 6-7 minutes.

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