Saturday Grill Out: Lemon and Dill Salmon

I love salmon. It’s one of the few fishes that you can treat almost like a steak. This weekend we are going to grill a lemon and dill flavored salmon. You can start off by procuring a salmon filet (or a half fish and cut your own.) We will make a super simple salt, pepper, and garlic rub and the grill it. Once it’s ready we will finish it off with a lemon and dell sauce. Let’s get started.

Fire up the grill. Make sure you are using a charcoal chimney and fill it about half way up with briquettes. Start it up and then start preparing the rest of the meal.

Basic Salmon Rub:

  • 1tsp kosher salt
  • 1tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1/2tsp granulated garlic

Mix that up and rub your meat! Leave the scales/skin on. Don’t worry about the skin (your not going to eat that anyway.) Make sure you get the top and the sides.

By this time your charcoal should be white. Put it in and put the grate over it. Close it up and let the grate come to temp. Head back to the grill with some olive oil and the fish. Use a brush and oil the grill grate and place it on there skin side up. Let it sit on there for about 2-3 minutes and then turn it 90 degrees, this will give you the classic grill marks that we all know and love and leave it there for another 2-3 minutes. Once it’s ready to flip, be gentle because you don’t want it to fall apart. You will know it’s done when the the salmon isn’t translucent anymore or about 140 degrees if you are checking the temp.

Bring that bad boy inside and cut a fresh lemon in half. Squeeze it inside up over the fish, this will help keep seeds from falling on the fish. Grab some fresh dill and coarsely chop it up then add it to the fish and enjoy!

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