It’s finally grilling season, and today I share my recipe for simple grilled salmon. I must admit I was afraid to grill any kind of fish. We did not eat fish growing up. My family, however, loves it. We grill fish quite often. This recipe is easy and as always gluten, dairy, and soy-free. All you need is your grill. Let’s get started.
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For medium to medium-well salmon cook for 3-5 minutes total on high heat or until the temperature reaches 125-130 degrees Fahrenheit. For well-done salmon, cook on high heat until the temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit. You will also know if your salmon is cooked by simply pressing down on the top of each fillet with a fork. If the meat flakes (separates easily along the fatty white lines) then it’s finished.
Coat each piece of salmon with oil before grilling it to keep your salmon moist and tender. Use any kind of flavorless oil such as canola. Olive oil also pairs well with salmon. I use olive oil in this simple grilled salmon recipe.
Keep the skin on. It provides a barrier between the fish and the heat of the grill. Place the salmon skin-side down on the grill first. Once the skin starts to crisp then flip it. You can also grill salmon without the skin. Simply place the side that had the skin facing upwards first. Then flip it. You should only flip salmon once during the grilling process. Any more than this will cause the salmon to break apart.
Yes. You can eat the skin. It is considered safe to eat. The skin contains many of the same nutrients as the fish itself (omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins B and D). Eating the skin is a matter of preference since the skin does not look appealing or appetizing many don’t eat it. The skin will give your body extra nutrients, and works the same with or without it in recipes.
I hope you enjoy this Simple Grilled Salmon as much as we do. I am so excited to kick off the grilling season by sharing this recipe with you.
Leave a comment and let me know your favorite recipe for the grill. Let’s kick off this new season together!
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Blessings, Laura xo