Grilled Citrus Salmon

August 31, 2010 | By andrea | Filed in: Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Seafood.

As much as I love trying new recipes, there’s a few I make over and over again because they are delicious and reliable. Grilled Citrus Salmon is one of those recipes. It’s simple yet special enough to serve at a dinner party. If you don’t have a grill, no big deal…just bake it in the oven. Enjoy!

p.s. I know it’s not the best photo. We had company over for dinner and I was in a hurry to serve the salmon. As always, the salmon was a hit!

Grilled Citrus Salmon
– recipe from From Portland’s Palate, A Collection of Recipes from the City of Roses
The Junior League of Portland, Oregon

Makes 6 servings.

1 ½ Tbl. freshly-squeezed lemon juice
2 Tbl. olive oil
1 Tbl. butter
1 Tbl. Dijon mustard
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 dashes cayenne pepper
2 dashes salt
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried dill
2 tsp. capers
3 lbs. fresh salmon fillets

In a small saute pan over medium heat, combine lemon juice, olive oil, butter, mustard, garlic, pepper, salt, basil, dill, and capers. While stirring, bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Place salmon fillets skin-side down on a piece of heavy-duty foil with edges folded up, to make a pan. Pour sauce evenly over fish.

Place fish on grill and cover with lid.

Barbecue over medium-hot coals for 10-12 minutes, depending on thickness of fillets. Fish will be flaky and light pink in color when cooked.

Note: As an alternative, wrap fish in foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.

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13 comments on “Grilled Citrus Salmon

  1. City Share says:

    Yum! That sounds delicious. I love that flavor combination. We live in NYC and don’t have a grill, but I will try it out in a cast iron skillet.

  2. I usually just grill salmon with salt, parsley, and lemon. I’m looking forward to trying this. It looks really simple.

  3. This is my all time, hands down, favorite way to prepare salmon! And if you use real charcoal… oh! it is divine!

    Hi there, I just followed a comment you had left on another Oregon blog and came over to say hello. I always enjoy finding another local blogger.

  4. Mmm, this sounds wonderful! I have been on a salmon kick lately so I’ll have to try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. Jacqueline says:

    This looks great as we are getting salmon from friends who just went to Alaska and always need new recipes.

  6. HUGE salmon fans here and nothing pairs better than the flavors of citrus. I’ll be making this one 🙂


  7. What?! You sacrificed the perfect picture to let people eat a hot meal? Please don’t tell my family that people do that. LOL

    It looks fabulous, someday I’m going to get the nerve up to cook fresh fish. You make it sound so easy it’s hard to think of an excuse not to. Thanks for linking up today! 🙂

  8. Yeah, I can see that this will go in my ‘Favorites’ file. Sounds delicious! Love this recipe. 🙂

  9. Mimi says:

    We eat salmon weekly so I’m always looking for new recipes. I’ll be sure to give this a try.
    btw I loved your peach pie story.

  10. Dee says:


    Thanks for stopping by…following back…


  11. Messy Missy says:

    *drool* There’s nothing better that salmon (when your craving salmon). Thanks for the recipe!! 🙂

  12. Jerri says:

    I’ve actually never made salmon before. Yours certainly looks tasty!

    Thanks for linking up last week for Friday Favorites!

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