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Grilled Lemon Salmon

Grilled Lemon SalmonA salmon fillet is marinated in a zesty and complex marinade prior to being grilled, and topped with slices of lemon and onion.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill or 3/4 teaspoon dill weed
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (1 1/2 pound) salmon fillet
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3 tablespoons chicken broth
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon peel
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 small lemon, thinly sliced
2 slices of white, red or yellow onion, separated into rings

Cooking Directions:

  1. Sprinkle dill, salt and pepper over salmon. Place in a large resealable plastic bag or shallow glass container.
  2. Combine brown sugar, broth, oil, soy sauce, green onions, lemon juice, lemon peel and garlic; pour over the salmon. Seal and refrigerate for 1 hour, turning once. Drain and discard marinade.
  3. To cook*, prepare outdoor grill with medium-hot coals, or heat gas grill to medium-hot. Oil grill.
  4. Place salmon skin side down onto grill; arrange lemon and onion slices over the top. Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Makes 6 servings.

*Alternative Cooking Method: You can also cook the salmon on an cedar plank approved for cooking. First soak the cedar plank in water for at least 30 minutes, generously oil the top of it and place the prepared salmon onto the prepared plank, cover with foil and cook over indirect heat on a medium-hot grill for 25 to 30 minutes, or until fish flakes easily. (Cooking tip courtesy of Sue Ramaley.)

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 279.8 calories; 44% calories from fat; 13.8g total fat; 51.0mg cholesterol; 537.5mg sodium; 585.4mg potassium; 13.0g carbohydrates; 0.4g fiber; 10.0g sugar; 12.5g net carbs; 25.4g protein.

Photograph courtesy of Sue Ramaley; Recipe copyright © 1999; property of See Terms of Use.