This recipe for easy grilled salmon takes just few minutes of preparation before cooking, and a few minutes on the grill. The salmon is served with lemon wedges and an easy-to-make chive butter.
For starters, choose a good quality salmon fillet. Farm raised Atlantic salmon is generally good quality fish, and readily available. The different types of Pacific salmon vary in quality and oil content level. The best tasting have the most oil. King, coho and sockeye salmon are the three best varieties. Chum salmon and pink salmon have less oil and less flavor, but are still pretty good when grilled.
To make this dish you'll need:
1 two to three pound salmon fillet, skin on
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon chives, chopped fine
Rinse and dry the salmon fillet. Brush on the oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on the grill skin side down, over medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes and turn. Continue grilling the salmon until the flesh can be flaked with a fork. Remove from the grill and cover with a foil tent for 5 minutes.
To make the chive butter, combine the butter and chives with a pinch of salt. Mix together well. Serve a couple of teaspoons of the chive butter with each serving of this healthy grilled salmon.