Grilled Salmon with Lemon Dill Sauce
I've spent the majority of my summer evenings grilling on our patio. I love everything about it - the smells, the sounds and the flavors. I find grilling to be strangely relaxing. After a long day at work, I thoroughly enjoy coming home, cooking an easy dinner and dining al fresco. The key to a great grill sesh, however, is finding simple, complimentary flavors with an easy preparation.
Grilling seafood is one of my favorite things, as there's nothing quite like that nice crust only a grill can deliver. Flavor-wise, dill is an obvious choice for salmon. This herb isn't especially pungent upon scent, but when mixed with acidic lemon, it transforms into an unbelievable combination. This recipe was so simple, it had dinner on the table outside in less than 30 minutes. For a busy weeknight, that's a major win!
I chose to marinate the salmon in the sauce, but if you're truly short on time, make the sauce beforehand and spoon over the salmon once it's cooked. For a side, I grilled up some fresh asparagus and sweet potato wedges (not pictured). This was a healthy, satisfying dinner that was bursting with fresh summer flavors. Now, if only we could only have 6 more months of summer weather....
Grilled Salmon with Lemon & Dill Sauce
- 2 salmon filets
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 1/2 tsp light corn syrup
- few pinches of garlic powder
- salt, cracked black pepper
- 2 tbsp Gourmet Garden Dill Stir-In Paste
Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, corn syrup, garlic powder, salt, pepper and Dill Stir-In paste until well combined. In a small plastic, resealable bag, marinate each filet with the sauce. Spoon the sauce over each filet and mix until well combined. Marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to lock in flavor.
Meanwhile, preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Lightly grease the grates with cooking spray. Remove the salmon filets from the fridge and lay each one on the grill, 1 inch apart. Turn each filet over after 5 minutes and cook until salmon begins to flake, about 12-13 minutes, depending on thickness.
Remove salmon from grill, serve on plate and spoon additional marinade over the salmon. Serve immediately with roasted vegetables and/or potatoes.