So … I’ve missed a couple Wednesday recipe posts this month. Yep … I’m a slacker (and we’ve been busy), but I do have one for you today (even though it’s Thursday)!!
Last month we featured recipes using Avocados, and this month we’re featuring Salmon:
I actually grew up not liking fish of ANY kind. Nope … never ate a fish in my life until after college (sad … right?!?). I’m actually pretty sure I have a phobia to fish in general. I love lake sports, but when I’m hanging out in lakes, I can not sit still. I have to be kicking my legs and arms with the thought that it will keep the fish away. I love to fish, but I will not take them off the hook (which makes me a very unpopular fishing companion these days). And once, while ice fishing/snowmobiling, my friend threw a frozen bullhead at me and I cried (it was probably 20 years ago, but still very traumatic).
Fast forward to after college, and I’ve slowly been incorporating different fish (and other seafood) into my life (thanks to the persuasion of Matt). Salmon was one of the fish that I was very hesitant to try, but because I knew how healthy it was … I finally have made this a staple in my (our) diet. We try to eat salmon at least once a week, and this is one of my favorite ways to prepare it:
It’s just so simple! The fish is quick to grill, and the glaze adds just a touch of sweetness and flavor!
I was worried about grilling salmon at first thinking it would stick to the grill or be hard to get it done just right. Turns out, however … that’s super easy, too! As long as the fillets are brushed well with olive oil, and the grills are clean, the fish peels right off!
The glaze is easy to mix up, and can even be made ahead of time and refrigerated until you’re ready to grill.
Yes … our grill is nothing fancy (and the outside is super dirty), but it works (and makes some great salmon)!!
Quick and easy (and healthy) meal:
Add some roasted or steamed broccoli, and some potatoes and onions, and you’ve got a great summer meal:
And because you’ve all been asking … here’s the printable version:
- 4-6 Salmon Fillets
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Aminos (or soy sauce)
- 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
- 1 Tablespoon of finely grated ginger
- Salt and pepper to taste
- First prepare the glaze:
- In a small sauce pan or skilled, melt the butter and honey over medium-high heat. Remove from heat, stir in coconut aminos (or soy sauce), mustard, olive oil, and ginger. Let glaze cool.
- Grilling the Salmon:
- Brush salmon with olive oil and season with salt and pepper
- Place salmon on grill, skin side UP
- Grill for 3-4 minutes, then flip
- Grill for another 1-2 minutes, add glaze and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you also enjoy this simple way to prepare salmon!
Side note: I’m still afraid of fish while in lakes.