Happy Foodie Friday! Nothing gets much better than a well cooked salmon filet. Juicy, savory, and healthy, this protein is packed full of essential vitamins and nutrients to keep you feeling great! When possible, I prefer to buy wild caught salmon as it has a higher percentage of heart healthy omega-3s and no added food coloring like farmed raised salmon.
This beautiful piece of fish was marinated for an hour in a maple citrus concoction that compliments salmon perfectly. The maple syrup gives the fish a rich sweetness while the soy sauce provides a salty umami punch, both of which pair beautifully with the freshness of the lemon and herbs. If you have any other fresh herbs on hand, other great combos are basil and dill, or cilantro and parsley with lime.
Make sure you watch the filets closely on the grill as they will easily overcook. I keep an instant read thermometer on hand when cooking any meat. Pull the fish from the grill right when it hits 145F otherwise you will dry out your salmon. All in all, this recipe will yield a delightfully flavored dish that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters!
Makes 4 Servings
Preparation Time: 10 minutes (+1 hour to marinate)
Cook Time: Aprox. 10 minutes
*4 salmon fillets, 4-6 ounces each
*2 cloves garlic, minced
*1 tablespoon soy sauce
*2 tablespoons maple syrup
*1 teaspoon lemon zest
*2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
*2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
*1/2 teaspoon pepper
*Combine, garlic, soy sauce, maple syrup, lemon zest, thyme, parsley, and pepper in a bowl.
*Place the salmon filets in a dish or resealable bag and coat well with marinade.
*Marinate salmon in the refrigerator for a minimum of an hour or up to six hours.
*Remove the salmon from the marinade and scrape off excess garlic and herbs.
*Preheat your grill to 400F. Add on the salmon fillets and cook for 4-6 minutes on each side or until salmon is cooked to 145F throughout.
Recipe Creator - Alina Gersib