Salmon is a healthy protein that is packed with nutrition. It’s a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, vitamin D and selenium. And what’s more is that grilled salmon is overly delicious. It’s easy to prepare this lean protein and here is a recipe you can use to grill any type of salmon.
The ingredients you need
* Salmon fillets with skin on (Preferably 6 ounces per person)* Lemon wedges* Vegetable oil* Fine sea salt* Black pepper (Should be finely ground)
Procedure for making grilled salmon
Heat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high. The right amount of heat is one that you can hold your hand over; about an inch above the cooking grill for approximately 4 seconds before pulling it away from the heat. This gives a properly heated grill which helps to keep the fish from sticking too much while cooking it thoroughly and gently without setting it aflame.
As the grill continue to heat, prepare the salmon fillet by rinsing and then drying it. If you see any pin bones, use tweezers to pull them out in the direction at which they are coming out so as to get smooth results. In case you don’t see any pin bones, run a finger down the fillet and you will feel them. After removing the pin bones, brush the skin with oil then sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides to season.
Using oil, brush the cooking grate then place the salmon on the grill with the skin facing down and cover. Let it cook, without disturbing it, until the fat starts to ooze out of the salmon or its flesh easily flake. For most 1 inch fillets, this takes between 10 and 15 minutes. An additional 10 minutes is good for every extra inch. After that, remove the fish from the grill using a spatula. Finally, serve the salmon immediately with lemon wedges, fresh herbs or any other garnish you choose.
For a sweet-salty complement to salmon fillets use soy sauce, brown sugar, and traces of lemon and garlic.If your salmon doesn’t have skin, you can use a piece of foil that’s a few inches longer than the salmon. Punch holes that are an inch apart on the foil and oil it then cook the salmon on the foil on the grill.