How to Grill Salmon Recipe

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How to Grill Salmon

Serves 4

Grilling isn't just for steaks and burgers! Throw on any variety of salmon—Sockeye, Coho, or the prize catch, King. This lemongrass version is delicious with Grilled Endive and Rapini Salad.


  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each), pin bones removed
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1-inch piece lemongrass stalk
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Remove tough, outer layers of lemongrass. Chop remainder really fine, with a knife or in a small food processor. Mix lemongrass with olive oil.
  2. Season salmon liberally with salt on both sides. Place in a shallow dish. Pour lemongrass and olive oil mixture over flesh side of fish. Refrigerate uncovered 20 minutes or up to overnight.
  3. Heat grill on high; then reduce heat to medium-high. Place salmon flesh side down. Cover and cook 3 minutes. Flip and cook, covered, an additional 3 to 5 minutes, or until flesh is flaky and opaque.
  4. Chef's Note:


Amount Per Serving (based on 4 servings, does not include salt to taste)
Calories: 380
Fat: 27 g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Cholesterol: 105 mg
Sodium: 80 mg
Carbohydrates: 0 g
Fiber: 0 g
Sugar: 0 g
Protein: 34 g
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