10 Ways to Enjoy Grilled Salmon


Janelle's SalmonMadeline Miller, Paper Palate – Sunset magazine has perfected the “focus piece” food article.  With all the options they provide in this month’s piece on grilling salmon, there has to be something for everyone. 

I have a friend who spends two weeks in Alaska every summer and comes home with more wild salmon (and other fish) than he knows what to do with, so I think this article will come in handy pretty soon.

Salmon is great for grilling because it will ”holds up to the heat without falling apart.”  It fits well with a summer barbecue because it is ”special enough for company, still simple enough for weeknights.”  Sunset categorizes the recipes as basic, fun flavor, and with a twist.

The basic recipes for grilling salmon begin with Cedar-Planked Salmon, which has a “deep, woodsy taste and keeps it moist by protecting it from the flames.”  Next is Pinot-Plank Salmon Fillet, which includes the interesting mix of both Pinot Noir and Gewürztraminer, with fresh rosemary, marjoram, and thyme.  Taku Lodge Basted Grilled Salmon [use a dairy-free margarine in place of the butter]is called “legendary” by the magazine, with a fancy but easy preparation.  The last basic recipe is Barbecued Salmon Fillet [use a dairy-free margarine]with soy sauce, lemon juice, and white wine.

In the “fun flavor” category, Sunset takes advantage of a spice rub with Fennel-Spiced Wild SalmonGrilled Salmon with Charmoula uses a spice mixture of paprika, cumin, coriander, and cayenne  on the salmon and is accompanied by is rubbed onto a whole boned salmon fillet and grilled with zucchini and peppers.  Grilled Lemon-Dill Salmon with Cucumber Salad rounds out the fun flavor group.

Salmon “with a twist” is up next, with Double Salmon Burgers, and Salmon Avocado Tacos, Grilled-Salmon Salad. [For dairy-free, hold the cheese on the Tacos and Salad]

Photo by Janelle, Talk of Tomatoes

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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