Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker
Total Time
35 Mins
Serves 4

Maria Hines, chef of Tilth restaurant in Seattle, serves this refreshing, hot and cool salmon dish with a side of couscous seasoned with fresh herbs, lemon zest, and grilled cucumber slices.

How to Make It

Step 1

Make sauce: Combine yogurt, dill, oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Cover and chill until used.

Step 2

Heat grill to medium-high (about 450°).

Step 3

Make salad: Cut cucumbers lengthwise into paper-thin strips, preferably with a mandoline. Put in a bowl with herbs and shallot; chill until used. In another bowl, mix oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper; set dressing aside.

Step 4

Prepare salmon: Rub all over with oil and sprinkle all over with salt and pepper. Fold a 12- by 20-in. sheet of heavy-duty foil in half crosswise. With a knife tip, poke dime-size holes through foil about 2 in. apart. Oil one side of foil.

Step 5

Set foil with oiled side up on cooking grate. Set fillets slightly separated, skin side down, on foil. Grill, covered, until fish is barely cooked through, 7 to 12 minutes. With a wide spatula, slide fish from skin to a platter and tent with foil. If you want crisp skin, continue to cook skin on foil until crisp, 2 to 3 more minutes. Remove foil from grill, then gently peel off skin, using your fingers or a wide spatula (skin may break into pieces).

Step 6

Set crisp skin, if using, on plates and set the salmon on top. Discard any liquid from cucumber mixture in bowl, then quickly toss mixture with dressing and mound on fish. Garnish with fresh dill sprigs. Serve immediately with yogurt sauce (salmon skin will soften as it stands).

Step 7

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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Ratings & Reviews

kweltchek's Review

October 06, 2012
Everyone's using the same words: delicious and healthy. Served it with cous cous with veggies and sliced tomatoes with fresh herbs and balsamic vinegar. Good meal.

LouisePearl's Review

August 26, 2011
A perfect summer dinner! Definately worthy of company!

VJasper's Review

June 29, 2011
My family LOVED this!! I have three kids under the age of 8 and they all ate every last piece of this dish. Fish is something we strive to eat more in our family...and the kids just aren't thrilled about this at times...but they enjoyed this...making it again this week!

toomanylbs's Review

June 02, 2010
This recipe is just super! And healthy, too. Fits right into my WeightWatchers point allowance. Just delicious! I'm looking forward to trying the other Seattle chef salmon recipes.

friendofmaisie's Review

May 26, 2010
This is so delicious and so easy. Highly recommend trying it!