We have been fly fishing for many years. There are two main reasons that we love fly fishing. First because it is the greatest sport in the world and second because we love to cook great seafood.
This recipe for grilled salmon is very simple yet one of the best ways to prepare salmon that I know. The marinade will compliment the salmon without overpowering the great flavor of salmon.
One nice piece of fresh or thawed frozen salmon,
Three ounces of olive oil,
The juice of one lemon,
One teaspoon of lemon zest,
Three of four dashes of liquid smoke,
One or two dashes of soy sauce (optional),
Salt and Pepper.
First, blend olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, liquid smoke and soy sauce (optional) in a small bowl. Baste the top side of your salmon with marinade, sprinkle with salt and pepper and place on a fairly hot well oiled grill, skin side up. Grill two to three minutes or until you have nice grill marks on your salmon. Baste the skin side and turn your salmon. Cook four to five minutes, baste the top side again and turn. Cook another two to three minutes or until done. Be sure not to overcook your salmon.
I always serve this salmon on a bed of long grain and wild rice and a few slices of lemon on the side. The rice compliments the flavor of the salmon nicely. Along with the rice you can add your favorite vegetables, French fries, or baked potato, though I find the rice and potatoes a little too starchy for my taste. I also usually serve a nice piece of crusty bread with this meal.
This salmon recipe is a recipe that I have developed myself over the years and I think if you will try it you will not only find it simple to prepare but the best way to grill salmon you will ever come across. Fix this for some friends and then feel free to share the recipe with them.
I do hope you enjoy your grilled salmon and I will share more seafood recipes with you in the coming weeks and months.
Good fishing and good eating,
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