Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 6 minutes. Using a grilling basket will help keep your fillets from falling apart. We like the Charcoal Companion's Platinum Rectangular Grilling Basket ($24.95, 888-789-0650).

Recipe by Health July 2005


Credit: Ray Kachatorian

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4 servings (serving size: 1 salmon fillet and 1/3 cup sauce)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin in a mixing bowl; mash to a paste with the back of a wooden spoon. Add yogurt and mint; stir well. Stir in cucumber gently, and set mixture aside.

  • Set up your grill for direct grilling, and preheat to high. Clean and oil grate (with vegetable oil).

  • Lightly brush olive oil on both sides of fish fillets. Arrange fish on grate or place in grilling basket (the pieces should run diagonal to the grate), and grill about 3 minutes per side or until cooked to taste, rotating each piece 90 degrees after 1 1/2 minutes to create a crosshatch of grill marks.

  • Spoon cucumber sauce over fish; garnish with mint. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

322 calories; fat 13g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 5g; protein 42g; carbohydrates 6g; cholesterol 111mg; iron 2mg; sodium 269mg; calcium 146mg.