Grilled Salmon Recipe with Garlic Lime Butter Recipe.
Grilled Salmon Recipe with Garlic Lime Butter
- 2 lbs salmon fillets, peeled and cut into 6 servings
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons chopped dill, plus more for garnish
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice (from 1 lime), plus lemon wedges, to serve
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed (not pressed)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (8 tablespoons)
- In a saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Crush 4 cloves of garlic with the flat side of a knife and add to the saucepan along with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Simmer for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add chopped dill and 2 tablespoons lemon juice and immediately remove from heat.
- Arrange the salmon fillets on a plate with skin side down, then spoon 1/3 of the butter sauce over and top with a spoon. Let the salmon marinate while preheating the grill.
- Heat the grill to a medium temperature (350°F to 400°F). Oil the hot clamps. Place the salmon on a preheated grill, skin side up. Cover and grill over medium heat (350°F) without grilling, about 3 minutes on the first side.
- Flip the salmon carefully (a spoon to loosen it and tongs to flip it helps), brush 1/3 of the buttered sauce, cover, and cook for another 2 minutes (or according to the salmon grill schedule), until the internal temperature reaches 140°F (the temperature will continue to rise to an ideal internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit away from the grill).
- Transfer the salmon to a platter and sprinkle with a third of the sauce remaining in the saucepan (if the butter freezes, heat it on the stove until it melts). Garnish with fresh dill and serve with lemon slices to squeeze over salmon.
1″ thick fillet = 3 minutes per side
3/4″ thick fillet = 2-3 minutes per side
1/2″ thick fillet = 2 minutes per side