With the warmer weather comes grilling season. Grilled salmon is a favorite around our house. It’s quick and easy and it marinates well. Win, win for me. Clint came up with this recipe. Tweaking it until he was happy with it. It’s important to get a good balance between all your ingredients in a marinade and this recipe does just that. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
One thing to remember about grilling salmon, leave the skin on. I’ve seen people ask the fishmonger to take the skin off and I wonder how they are cooking their salmon. For grilling, you need the skin. You should put the salmon on the grill skin-side down first. Let the salmon mostly cook on the skin and then flip it over. It will come off the skin very easily. Then cook the second side on top of the skin as well. The salmon will not stick to the grill and you will have the lovely added flavor from the skin in the salmon.
Want a real treat? Buy your salmon from Lumini Island Wild located in Bellingham, WA. Of course, anytime you can buy fresh sustainable seafood it’s the best.
If you are making this grilled salmon in the summer you will definitely want to pair it with this mango salsa. It will brighten up the dish with flavors of the tropics,
If you don’t have a grill and need to cook your salmon inside but don’t want to fry it, try this grill pan. Nowadays even inside you can have grilled salmon. You can even go from the stovetop to the oven with this pan.
Marinated Grilled Salmon
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup soy sauce – La Choy is gluten free
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1-2 lbs salmon fillet
- Place the ginger, garlic and Dijon mustard into a zip lock bag
- Add the soy sauce and orange juice to the bag, take all the air out and mix all the ingredients together
- Add the salmon
- Let the salmon marinate for 1/2 hour, meat side down
- Grill salmon on high heat, skin side down, until salmon is 2/3 cooked, spatula should slide easily between the salmon and the skin
- Appox. 7-8 minutes for a thick piece of salmon or 5 minutes for a thinner piece of salmon
- Turn the salmon over and cook another 2-4 minutes. The salmon is cooked when it flakes apart. Do not over cook.
- Enjoy and serve with sides
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Final Thoughts on Marinated Grilled Salmon
If your family is anything like mine, they love being outside and enjoying the weather. Summer is a prime time to grill but with the grill pan, you can have this salmon year-round. If you are grilling during the winter, think of us, we grill outside all the time. Let me know if everyone in your family enjoys this grilled salmon.