Monday, March 18, 2013

Grilled Salmon



Bottom line:  we love grilled salmon!

It is one of our very favorite things to make at home.

I adore the grilled salmon on top of our "go to salad," as our cherubs call it!  It's a spinach salad with dried cranberries, chopped purple onion, sliced strawberries, roasted almonds or pecans, slices of mandarin oranges, shaved Monterrey Jack cheese, and a lemon poppyseed dressing.

But truthfully, I'll eat grilled salmon with just about anything!

Remember the other night the Mr. and the cherubs made dinner for me when I returned home?

Besides the delish vanilla cupcakes and the roasted brussel sprouts, they made grilled salmon.

It was fantastic!

You can't mess up grilled salmon, unless, of course, you burn it.

But other than that, your imagination is your ticket to the flavor train!

This is our basic seasoning for the fish.

Grilled Salmon

1 large fresh salmon fillet
olive oil
salt/pepper
lemon pepper (or any seasoning of your choice)
garlic

Preheat the grill.

On the fish, skin side down, rub a bit of olive oil.  Gently rub in fresh chopped garlic (just a little -- maybe a couple of teaspoons.)  Sprinkle generously with the lemon pepper and top off with the salt and pepper.

Throw the salmon on the grill, skin side down.  Cook 10-15 minutes, but it truly depends on how thick the fillet is.  Turn the salmon and cook 10-15 minutes longer.  You are wanting opaque-looking fish, but not dry.

Remove from the grill and enjoy!

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