With its rich texture and flavor, salmon is a natural choice for summer cookouts and weeknight meals. Toss salmon filets onto the grill for a tasty and nutrient packed cookout favorite. Full of healthy fats and omega-3's, salmon is not only a tasty choice to bring to the cookout, but a smart one as well.
Grilled Salmon with White Bean and Arugula Salad
Ask for salmon fillets from the head end of the fish--the tail end is much thinner.
Smoked Salmon, Barbecue University-StyleThis whisky-scented smoked salmon combines the virtues of hot smoking and cedar planking. The dry brine in a sugar-salt mixture seasons the fish wonderfully. Cedar planks are available at grill stores and cookware shops. For gas grilling, place drained, soaked wood chips in a disposable aluminum pan directly on the burner of your grill.
Salmon with Walnut-Avocado Guacamole
Put this power-packed plate into the weeknight rotation. It's ready in less than 20 minutes.
Sesame Cabbage Salad with Grilled SalmonThere are lots of sustainable salmon options available now, from wild Alaskan to farmed U.S. species. Keep this easy recipe in mind for times when you have leftover cabbage in the fridge.
Pink Salmon with Smoky Herb Rub
Grilling the salmon with the skin on keeps it moist and ensures it stays in one piece as it cooks.
Grilled Salmon with Caramelized LemonsA side of salmon, hot off the grill and laid on fig leaves from a backyard tree if you have one, makes a spectacular main course.
Grilled Salmon with Sumac Oil and Green Onion YogurtWild king salmon requires the right mix of exuberance and restraint. Chefs Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton of Ox restaurant in Portland hit the sweet spot, brightening its richness with tart sumac and a luscious yogurt sauce, and crisping the skin to create cracklings.
Grilled King Salmon with Asparagus, Morels, and LeeksOne taste of the vegetable cream sauce atop this grilled salmon will convince you that this recipe is definitely a keeper!
Brown Sugar-Grilled Salmon with Zucchini and Fennel "Noodles"
Sweet-and-tart brown sugar glaze gives fresh catch salmon fillets a tender crunch exterior and loads of rich flavor. Serve over a bed of zucchini and fennel ribbons, if desired.
Firecracker Grilled SalmonA marinade of soy sauce, balsamic, ginger, and red pepper give this salmon dish its namesake pop.
Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon with Mango Kiwi SalsaThe smoky Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon stands up nicely to the spicy sweetness of the tropical Mango Kiwi Salsa.
Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter CouscousFire up the grill for dinner tonight. Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter Couscous offers the perfect pairing for a hassle-free, great-tasting weeknight meal.
Grilled Salmon KabobsSpice-crusted salmon teams up with the smoky crunch of grilled cucumbers. (If you think cukes are best saved for gazpacho and tea sandwiches, you're in for a delicious surprise.)
Grilled Salmon ClubA grilled salmon sandwich? You heard it right! Discover a delicious new way to eat your favorite grilled fish.
Taku Lodge Basted Grilled SalmonMost grilled fish recipes call for placing salmon skin side down. But here, placing the fillet skinned side down results in dramatic grill lines and a delicious char. Be sure the grill is well cleaned and well oiled before placing the salmon on top to prevent the fillets from sticking as you flip.
Salmon with Tomato-Peach SalsaKing (also called chinook) salmon is the best quality and works well in this dish, though sockeye works.
Grilled Salmon with Yogurt-Mint SauceDiscover a delicious new way to eat grilled salmon with this easy dill sauce.
Grilled Salmon with Tangy Cucumber SauceThis five-star recipe credits its standings to an enticingly rich sauce featuring sprigs of fresh dill and crisp cucumber. The sauce's flavor pairs well with heart-healthy salmon.
Grilled Salmon with CharmoulaCharmoula is a Moroccan seasoning blend featuring warm spices like cumin and paprika teamed up with the bright, tangy flavors of cilantro and lemon. It complements the richness of salmon very well and smells wonderful while grilling.
Smoked SalmonIf you've never attempted home-smoked salmon before, you're in for a treat. Hot-smoked in just 25 minutes, this is not the lox-style smoked salmon that you put on a bagel, but rather a succulent piece of fish infused with the scent of hickory. It also gets an extra boost from soaking in a brine of salt, sugar, dill, and soy sauce, which moistens and flavors the fish from the inside out.
Grilled Salmon Avocado PitasAvocado adds a rich flavor while wasabi mayonnaise kicks up the heat in this easy-to-prepare dish. Pile on pieces of grilled salmon and stuff into a pita pocket for a quick meal that is sure to be a family favorite.
Grilled Pastrami-Style SalmonBeef pastrami's assertive spices, such as coriander, allspice, and cracked black peppercorns, work surprisingly well with buttery, full-flavored salmon. For a memorable dinner, serve it with classic pastrami accompaniments, like a moist rye bread and cabbage salad or sauerkraut.
Yankee Creek Ranch SalmonThis recipe proves that rules are meant to be broken. Although the rule of thumb is to pair fish with white wine, robust salmon pairs beautifully with a red wine-butter sauce. And while chopped beet may seem like an unusual ingredient, it gives the sauce an earthy sweetness and enhances the wine's brilliant red color.
Grilled Salmon with Charred Tomato SalsaRoasting poblanos and jalapeño peppers under the broiler gives this tomato salsa a wonderfully smoky kick. The salsa is a delicious, summery accompaniment to salmon, but you may want to make extra–it's equally tasty as a dip for chips or as an ingredient in a cheesy quesadilla.
Gingery Salmon with PeachesSimple grilled salmon gets a flavor lift from sweet, juicy peaches, aromatic red onions, and hot ginger. Prepare the light vinaigrette while the fish is on the grill to have the whole meal on the table in less than 15 minutes.
Fresh Salmon BurgersTake a break from your traditional beef burgers with this healthy option. This flaky salmon patty placed between slices of warm, crusty Lemon-scented Challah Buns is perfection on a plate.
Salmon Skewers with Lemon-Parsley PestoWhen threaded onto skewers, salmon suddenly morphs from a dependable dinner solution into a snazzy main dish that cooks in minutes. With a parsley-caper pesto for dipping, these savory morsels won't last long once guests arrive.
Salmon with Nectarine SalsaThis sweet and tangy nectarine salsa is the perfect complement to the quick-grilled salmon. This simple dish is chock-full of nutrient-rich superfoods like salmon, bell pepper, nectarines, olive oil, and fresh herbs.
Grilled Salmon with Blackberry-Cabernet CoulisWhen summer bounty is at its peak, combine fresh blackberries and salmon for a dish that is the perfect balance of savory and sweet.