Grilled Citrus Salmon Fillets
A refreshing triple citrus marinade flavors salmon fillets prior to grilling. Some of the marinade is set aside for serving with the grilled salmon.
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons peeled, finely minced fresh ginger
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
6 (6-ounce center-cut) pieces salmon fillets with skin
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- In a blender purée citrus juices, brown sugar, onion and ginger until smooth. Reserve 1/2 cup marinade. Transfer remaining marinade to a large zip-lock style plastic bag and add the cilantro and salmon fillets, seal bag, removing as much air as possible. Marinate salmon in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.
- Prepare grill.
- Remove salmon from marinade and discard marinade. Pat salmon dry. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Grill, skin side down, on an oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals 4 minutes. Put lid on grill and grill salmon until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes more. (Salmon may be grilled in a hot well-seasoned ridged grill pan with a lid over medium heat.) Carefully transfer salmon with a metal spatula to a platter and remove skin.
- Pour reserved juice mixture over salmon and serve.
Makes 6 servings.