Grilled Salmon With Herb Vinaigrette

You can substitute grouper, redfish, or tuna for salmon.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Grill: 14 Minutes


4 (8-oz.) salmon fillets
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 shallots, minced
1/2 cup olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon each chopped fresh chives, parsley, and tarragon
1/8 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper (optional)
Vegetable cooking spray


1. Sprinkle salmon evenly with 3/4 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper.

2. Sauté shallots in 1 Tbsp. hot oil over medium heat 5 minutes or until golden. Remove from heat.

3. Whisk together vinegar and mustard in a small bowl; whisk in remaining oil in a slow, steady stream until mixture is thickened and blended. Stir in shallots, remaining 1/4 tsp. salt, sugar, herbs, and, if desired, crushed red pepper.

4. Coat cold cooking grate with cooking spray; place on grill over high heat (400° to 500°). Place salmon on cooking grate, and grill 5 to 7 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Serve with vinaigrette.

Carol S. Noble, Burgaw, North Carolina,

Southern Living

May 2007
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