Jim Franco
Makes 6 servings

Although farmed salmon is widely available, the fat content is higher than in wild salmon, which swim freely and feed on a natural diet. My favorite is wild Alaskan salmon found in the icy waters of the Pacific. I used wild sockeye for this recipe. Rub grill grates with the sliced side of a russet potato--the starch keeps fish from sticking. You can also make this dish by roasting it in the oven: Cook at 425° for 15 to 18 minutes. Prep: 20 minutes, Grill: 12 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2

Place salmon on a work surface, and remove any excess fat. Feel for any small bones, and remove with tweezers or a strawberry huller. Place salmon flat on a large glass baking dish. Rub salmon with oil; sprinkle with sea salt and next 3 ingredients.

Step 3

Squeeze juice of 1 lime over salmon just before cooking. When the grill is hot, place salmon flesh side down, and cook, undisturbed, about 6 minutes or until salmon releases from grill easily and is golden brown on the cooked side.

Step 4

Turn salmon over, and place it skin side down on a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil (cut longer than the fish). Squeeze juice from remaining lime over salmon, and cook, covered with grill lid (or additional foil), 6 more minutes or until fish starts to flake. Lift salmon in aluminum foil from heat, and let rest, loosely covered, about 5 minutes before slicing. (It will continue to cook slightly.)

Step 5

Remove skin before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature topped with Cucumber-Avocado Salsa.

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Ratings & Reviews

stellacorona's Review

July 05, 2014
very good! a new way to serve salmon. oven baked without chives or cilantro, knew those flavors would accompany in the salsa, which adds freshness to the recipe.

SuzanneM's Review

August 12, 2013
So easy and delicious. The lime on the salmon and the cool, refreshing salsa brought everything together. Definitely worth repeating!

LouisePearl's Review

June 08, 2013
Easy and devious! Keep this one in mind!

Katy27's Review

May 18, 2012

Splendorio's Review

November 29, 2011
Hands down one of the best meals I've ever made. I served with steamed rice and made it a meal. My family loved it !

eviesmom's Review

September 19, 2011
Delicious and so easy!

Melhoney1's Review

June 20, 2010
This very easy very simple recipe is outstanding. The cucumber avocado salsa is key to this masterpiece. I could eat this over and over again.

airforcemommy's Review

June 21, 2009
Wow! What a great meal. This recipe was very good and easy to make. For Father's Day it was perfect. We made the recipe as directed and it turned out to be a 4 star meal. The salsa really complemented the salmon and I would make this again.

rachelracen's Review

December 21, 2008
A solid recipe for staple fish spices