Friday, July 17, 2009

Mesquite Grilled Garlic Salmon Steak with Herbs

All of us should eat more fish and especially salmon. Good for you. Good for your diet. Good for your he♥rt. This salmon recipe is delicious with just enough spice to please everyone! Add some grilled corn and summer salad and you're all set to sit at your picnic table for a meal that is not only yummy but so good for you, too.

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 salmon fillets, 3/4 to 1 inch thick (5 ounces each)
1 bag of mesquite chips


1. Cover 1 cup mesquite chips with cold water; soak 20 to 30 minutes. Spray grid/grate with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare grill for direct cooking.

2. Combine oil and garlic in small microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute or until garlic is tender. Add lemon juice, lemon peel, dill, thyme, salt and pepper; whisk until blended. Brush skinless sides of salmon with half of lemon mixture.

3. Drain mesquite chips; sprinkle chips over coals. Place salmon, skin side up, on grid/grate. Grill, covered, over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes; turn and brush with remaining lemon mixture. Grill 4 to 5 minutes or until salmon flakes when tested with fork.
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Tracey said...

Sounds and looks delicious! I love Salmon :)

Kim said...

I absolutely love your blog. The design is so pretty : ) The salmon is beautiful.