Grilled Salmon with Garlic, Lemon, and Basil

Grilled Salmon with Garlic, Lemon, and Basil Recipe
Photo: Jan Smith
We found that fish cooks best on a nonstick grill pan with a dome-shaped lid, so the fish steams while it gets great grill marks. Serve with a tossed green salad and couscous.


4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1 tablespoon sauce)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 309
Caloriesfromfat 48 %
Fat 16.6 g
Satfat 3.6 g
Monofat 8.4 g
Polyfat 3.5 g
Protein 36.4 g
Carbohydrate 1.3 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 87 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 316 mg
Calcium 27 mg


2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 garlic cloves, minced
Cooking spray
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


To prepare sauce, combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.

To prepare fish, heat a nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle fish evenly with salt and pepper; add fish to pan. Cover and grill 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with sauce.

Elizabeth Karmel,

Cooking Light

January 2006
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