Marinated Grilled Salmon is a delicious and light meal to enjoy at any time. But what do you do when the grilling season has come to an end?
Marinade makes the grilled salmon
For this delightful Marinated Grilled Salmon extra virgin olive oil, scallions, lemon and garlic are combined to become the key ingredients used in the marinade to boost the impressive but yet subtle flavor of this grilled salmon. This is a dish that can be cooked both outside on the grill and inside in a stove top grill pan so, it can be enjoyed all year round.
A favorite to all
When I cook this I’m reminded of the many cookouts and barbeques that I have served this salmon as the special dish of the day. As soon as the grilled salmon is done ribs, chicken and even steak is often abandoned for the opportunity of getting some of that delectable marinated grilled salmon, yummy.
This grilled salmon recipe is perfect for anytime of the year. Grilled salmon is a delicious and light meal to enjoy, but what do you do when the grilling season has come to an end? If you don’t have an indoor grill that will not smoke up the house, stove top pan grilling the salmon is the solution.
Perfect Salmon Temperature
Whether you’re cooking salmon outside or indoors salmon is a quick and easy dish to cook however, if you over cook it you won’t enjoy it as much. The cooking temperature advised by the USDA for salmon is 145° which will result in a piece of salmon that is firm and somewhat well done. The temperature should be taken in the center of the thickest part of the salmon.
As long as you are buying a good and fresh product you can decide if you want to go a little less if you desire. By my experience there are not a lot of restaurants that cook salmon to that temperature. If you plan to get your salmon to 145° use an instant read thermometer and pull the salmon off the heat when it gets to an internal temp of 140° and it will continue to heat to about 145°. If you prefer medium then pull the salmon off the heat at 125° – 130°.
Cooking times will always depend on a few different things such as size and thickness of salmon, heat temperature and how you prefer it.
Cooked salmon holding at a hot or warm temperature tends to dry out. So, what I do to keep it moist is top it with some sliced tomatoes or lettuce leaves that have been dipped in warm salt water and this keeps a lot of the moisture in.
Marinated Grilled Salmon
Combine and mix all in blender or food processor until coarsely pureed Coat all salmon with marinade and let stand refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
With a pan griddle, gas or charcoal grill cook salmon over medium – high heat for 2 ½ minutes on each side for perfect medium, longer if you prefer a well done fish.
Serve as desired.
Serving Size 5oz
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 329
- Calories from Fat 207
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 23g36%
- Saturated Fat 3g15%
- Cholesterol 74mg25%
- Sodium 253mg11%
- Total Carbohydrate 2g1%
- Sugars 1g
- Protein 29g58%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
If you are using thick pieces of salmon check them with a easy read thermometer. You really want your Grilled Salmon to cook to about 120° – 130° that will deliver the best flavor and texture.