After the success of our first homemade fish dish, we’ve decided to try to incorporate fish into our dinner menu once a week now. Last week we made this grilled salmon, which marinates in a simple soy sauce and brown sugar marinade a few hours before grilling. It was so good (Rachel had seconds!) we decided to make it again, and of course, photograph it.
We served our grilled salmon along side roasted asparagus and wild rice. As it all looked and tasted so good, and because it’s something we’ve never made before, it felt a bit like we had gone out to a fancy restaurant. Only we hadn’t, because if we did I don’t think they’d keep us long with Baby Boy’s recent penchant for throwing food on the floor when he is done eating. Luna, our Corgidor dog, doesn’t mind. But I think a fancy restaurant would!
Grilling salmon was definitely a bit trickier than baking tilapia. Not because of the type of fish, though maybe that has something to do with it. When I first grilled last week it came out perfect. I cooked on one side the 6 to 8 minutes, then flipped and went about 5 minutes and it was done. I used a metal spatula so the fish didn’t break apart, which I realized was going to happen with the tongs I first attempted to use. But this week I guess I had the heat too high on the grill, or maybe I didn’t spray it enough, but the salmon stuck to the grill so that when I went to flip it I had trouble getting up underneath it. Then, because bits of salmon were falling off, I had huge tongues of fire licking up all around it! I managed to recover well enough and not lose much of our dinner, but it was definitely hairy there for a moment.
So my recommendation is to definitely spray the grill, don’t walk away from it (or for too long), and to keep an eye on your heat. Also, don’t pick up a piece of Salmon that is too thick.
Dinner still came out great the second time around, so we aren’t discouraged and are planning on doing a new fish recipe again next week. Perhaps something on the grill, as we’re winding down the grilling season. If you have any favorite fish recipes please share in the comments below – we’re loving the new addition to our weekly menu!
Recipe from: All Recipes