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Grilled Salmon with Garlic, Lemon, and Basil

Photo: Jan Smith
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1 tablespoon sauce)
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.

Ingredients

  • Sauce:
  • 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
  • Salmon:
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.