Warmer weather IS coming… believe it! Meanwhile, Lynne R. celebrates the arrival of Spring by firing up the grill and sharing this tasty recipe.
Grilled Sun Dried Tomato and
This recipe is a classic at the cottage, but also works very well wherever there is a grill.
Purchase a salmon fillet* (2 lbs or so) with the skin on. You will also need a fish plate, or a grill plate that is flat with round holes in it. (Mine is rectangular, and I use it a lot.)
Grilled Sun Dried Tomato and Garlic Salmon
Pulse all ingredients in the food processor (or chop by hand if necessary) until rough chop: you do not want a paste. Transfer mixture to a sealed container and set aside for at least 4 hours to allow the flavours to meld.
Do not put the marinade on the salmon until just before grilling.
Preheat your grill to medium. Oil or spray oil your fish plate.
Place salmon skin side down on the fish plate. Spoon and spread the sun dried tomato mixture evenly over the top of the fish. Place your fish plate with salmon on the grill and close the lid. Fish will take 20-25 min to cook.
DO NOT FLIP FISH! With a knife gently peek into the middle of the fillet – when it is firm and opaque it is done.
Transfer to a platter and slice into 1″ servings.
For a milder flavour, roasted red peppers may be added or substituted for the sun dried tomatoes.
A lightly dressed pasta (e.g., pesto) pairs well with this recipe, as does salad caprese.
* I get mine at Costco – they consistently have the best salmon.