Garlic Dijon Grilled Salmon
Juicy, flaky and incredibly flavorful, this recipe for Garlic Dijon Grilled Salmon is the perfect 30 minute meal!
Salmon from Sizzlefish is such an amazing fish to cook and eat! Did you know that here at Sizzlefish we have many varieties for you depending on what your preference is? You can choose from our Wild Alaska King Salmon, Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon, Atlantic Salmon, and Wild Alaska Coho Salmon. Health-wise, salmon is a fish that really gives you a lot of bang for your buck. Salmon is a species that consistently delivers very levels high of omega-3 fatty acids and is packed with protein. The omega-3s found in salmon help reduce the risk of heart disease, while promoting a range of benefits from better brain function to healthy joints and skin. Salmon's high protein levels help boost metabolism and increase muscle mass, making it a perfect fish for athletes. It is a great source of selenium, which can help fight heart disease, cancer, mental decline, and fight thyroid disease. Salmon is also a significant source of phosphorus.
Grilling salmon or fish in general can be very intimidating. We leave the skin on the bottom of our salmon fillet portions for two reasons: First, some of the highest omega-3 levels are found in the flesh along the central "fat line" next to the skin. Second, cooking this delicate fish with the skin side down as it finishes will help keep it moist throughout for a perfect presentation. As you finish cooking, you can easily separate the skin from the fillet as you remove it from the pan or grill. In this recipe for Garlic Dijon Grilled Salmon we are making life a little easier in that we are not flipping the salmon fillets. Using this method allows the skin to crisp up nicely and you don’t have to worry about the salmon fillets falling apart when flipping or sticking to the grill grates!
The flavor combination of this recipe is just perfect. The richness of the salmon fillets combines beautifully with the saltiness of the Dijon mustard, the brightness of the lemon juice, and the smokiness from the grill. This is definitely one of our favorite dishes! We paired this recipe with grilled vegetables to make everything come together in just 30 minutes! We hope you enjoy this one as much as we do.
4 Sizzlefish Salmon Fillets
2 TBSP Fresh Lemon Juice
2 TBSP Dijon Mustard
2 TBSP Olive Oil
2 TBSP Chopped Fresh Parsley
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
½ tsp Kosher Salt
¼ tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Freshly Chopped Parsley
Fresh Lemon Wedges
In a medium bowl whisk the fresh lemon juice, Dijon mustard, olive oil, chopped parsley, minced garlic, salt and pepper; mix well. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the marinade for after cooking.
Pat the salmon dry and place the fillets in a dish with sides. Pour the marinade over the fillets, coat well, and allow to marinate for 30 minutes and no more than an hour.
Preheat the grill to medium, 375°-400°F. Clean and oil the grates of the grill and carefully place salmon fillets skin side down onto the grill.
Cover the fillets and grill 6 to 8 minutes or until salmon is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
Once cooked through, brush remaining 2 tablespoons of the marinade mixture over salmon. Serve warm garnished with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.