Saturday, May 23, 2009

Simple Grilled Salmon

Its summer time! Time to fire up the grill and have some delicious, healthy meals. Here's an easy recipe to try: some simple grilled salmon. Even if you're not the most experienced grill chef, I went over all the details like a grilling 101 class :) It only takes about 8-10 minutes.

Grilled Salmon

2 salmon fillets
olive oil
1/2 a lemon
Cajun blackened seasoning

Rinse salmon fillets and place in a container. Drizzle with olive oil and juice of 1/2 a lemon. Pick up the fillet, allowing the excess oil and lemon to drip off. Place on a platter and season with cajun spices. The seasoning will not stick to the salmon if it is too wet.

Heat grill until medium hot. If using a propane grill, let it heat for about 10 minutes on medium hi setting. If your grill is not seasoned, spray some oil on the grilling surface and wipe it off with a paper towel folded over several times.

Place fillets skin side down with the grain of the salmon perpendicular to the grates. Grill for 6-8 minutes. The salmon should flip over easily. The skin should be a little crispy, so it will come off easily and in one piece. Discard skin. Add extra seasoning after you remove the skin. Cook for additional 6-8 minutes or until salmon is firm to touch.

Serve immediately as fish cools down quickly. Add instant microwave brown rice and steamed veggies for a delicious, healthy meal.


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