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Simple Salmon
Description:A simple recipe for grilling salmon.

1 lb skin-on salmon
6 oz melted butter
Lemon pepper (preferably reduced salt version)
Vegetable oil


Start with a nice, fresh piece of salmon (skin-on). Cover the flesh with the melted butter and allow it to begin to congeal slightly. Liberally cover with the lemon pepper. Allow this to rest while the fire is stabilizing.

Prepare a hot (500*) direct, elevated cook. (Can do direct at fire ring level, but would recommend about 400-450* instead).

Just before adding the fish, add a handful of alderwood chips (or other light wood), and swab the grid with a paper towel soaked in vegetable oil and held in tongs (this reduces the sticking to the grid).

Place the salmon on the grid skin down, close the dome and cook until you can see the whitish protein oozing up on top of the fish (roughly 10 minutes). We prefer our salmon on the rare to medium rare side, so I remove when the internal temp is 120*.

I foil and rest for 3-5 minutes before serving. With this simple approach, there is no need to flip the salmon and the skin/scales protect the flesh from the heat. An option (though a little more than "simple") is to sear, flesh down, for about 2 minutes, then flip to skin down for the balance of the cook. This will often result in some flesh sticking to the grid, though.

Number Of Servings:2-3Source:Self
Vegetarian:NoTime To Prepare:30 minutes
Date:Thu 13 May 2010 18:08:43 UTCViewed:4869 times
Author:Misippi EggerEmail:
Rating:5,00 (1 votes)

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Misippi EggerComment added on: Thu 13 May 2010 18:56:09 UTC
Not sure why is says "Vegetarian", but maybe the fish only eats a vegetarian diet??? :-))
Misippi EggerComment added on: Thu 13 May 2010 18:56:36 UTC
Not sure why is says "Vegetarian", but maybe the fish only eats a vegetarian diet??? :-))
Misippi EggerComment added on: Thu 13 May 2010 18:56:59 UTC
Not sure why is says "Vegetarian", but maybe the fish only eats a vegetarian diet??? :-))
Misippi EggerComment added on: Tue 01 Feb 2011 01:29:18 UTC
Our current version has been modified somewhat. Instead of butter and lemon pepper, I heavily coat the salmon with Dizzy Pig Raging River rub and let it rest 30 min (1 hr is better) at room temp. I add a small amount of DP Shaking the Tree just before grilling using the same technique as above. This had become Jana's fav salmon recipe!
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