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An Easy BBQ Salmon Recipe - The Perfect Blend

Author C. Sanders. Published on June 19, 2011 - 10:15 am (895 views — 388 words)

Salmon is indeed the king of fish, aside from the delectable taste it has, it is one of the healthiest fish around. All fish possess a fat called Omega-3, and this fat has proven to be beneficial in fighting off diseases such as hypertension and arthritis. Omega-3 is abundantly found in salmon, making it the true king of fish.

One way to enjoy this dish is by cooking it over the grill. Searching BBQ salmon recipes on the internet will make you realize how popular this method of cooking is. BBQ salmon recipes are quite simple to make but always end up a hit at the dinner table if cooked properly.

There are two crucial elements to this, a good marinade and cooking it to perfection. Here is an example of BBQ salmon recipes that is a favorite of many.

BBQ Salmon with Lemon and Herbs

• A third of a cup of olive oil
• 2 grated garlic cloves
• Juice of 2 lemons
• 2 tablespoons of capers that have been finely chopped
• ½ cup of finely chopped dill
• 3 sprigs of thyme
• 8 wedges from a lemon
• 10 salmon fillets weighing 6 ounces each

Mix the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. You have to make sure that the olive oil is emulsified with the rest of the ingredients. This mixture is called vinaigrette; it can be used in salads and as a dipping sauce. Put your newly made vinaigrette in a zip-lock bag, together with the salmon fillets.

The grill should be preheated to medium high. The salmon must first hit the grill with the skinned side up, leave it to cook for around 4 minutes then turn and cook for 6-7 minutes more. A toothpick can tell the difference between a raw and a cooked fish. Insert the toothpick into the thickest part of the fish, feeling it as it goes down. If it penetrates the fish smoothly, meaning you don't feel any resistance it means that the fish is cooked. If the fish seems to resist the toothpick, it's not yet cooked. If you can feel even the slightest of resistance, it means that the fish is not yet done.

BBQ salmon recipes will now be easier to follow, with these new tips in hand.