Cilantro Lime Salmon
King salmon fillets marinated in garlicky cilantro lime marinade and grilled to smokey perfection.
In a large bowl combine minced garlic, grated ginger, chopped cilantro, brown sugar, lime zest, lime juice, rice wine, low sodium soy sauce, and vegetable oil. Reserve 1/4 cup of this sauce for later.
Place the salmon fillets into the bowl and light turn them to coat completely. Cover with plastic and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
Fire up the grill to medium high heat and cook the fish on both sides. Grilling time may vary depending on the thickness of each fillet.
Once the salmon is fully cooked, transfer to a plate and drizzle the reserved marinade over each fillet. Serve hot.
- Check the salmon for pin bones- Even though they are supposed to be deboned, check yourself to make sure none have been missed. No one wants to find a bone in their mouth!
- Use fresh ingredients- This simple dish relies on the excellent flavors of the ingredients, so use fresh garlic, ginger, cilantro, and lime to get the most out of them.
- Grease the grill grates- Salmon can be delicate, so grease the grates of the grill before placing it down to cook so it doesn't stick and break when you go to flip it.
- Grill the salmon skin side down first- This gives a little protection to the tender flesh of the fillet and also gives the skin time to crisp, making it much easier to flip.
Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 654mg | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.2mg