For many seafood lovers, a fresh salmon fillet is one of the best homecooked meals that there is. It’s perfect for a variety of situations, everything from a quick-fix dinner option to a summer barbeque crowd pleaser. The issue that you can come across, however, is determining the perfect way to cook it. There are a variety of ways to cook salmon, and our friends at Allrecipes have put together a great article of seven delicious ways to do so. But rather than discuss the details of each one (you can check them out here!), we want to discuss our favorite way to cook salmon for your next summertime get together.
Nothing screams summertime cookout like firing up the grill, and that’s exactly where you should be cooking salmon fillets the next time you’re entertaining guests on your patio or in the backyard. Lay your fillets flat across the grates and, if desired, drizzle them with lemon juice. The combination of smokiness from the grill mixed with the lemon is mouthwatering. Close the top and let it cook for five minutes. Using a utensil, preferably a metal spatula, flip the fillets after five minutes. If they stick to the grates, give them another minute or two and try again. Once you can easily lift and flip, do so. Let them cook for another five minutes and then check for readiness. Once the salmon meets your desired doneness, remove from the grill, let sit for a minute or two, and serve.
The next time you find yourself searching for the perfect meal this summer, consider grilled salmon. Asparagus, a widely-preferred side to salmon, also tastes exceptional when cooked on the grill. Make this at your next cookout and you’ll be sure to please the entire party. And the next time you find yourself craving grilled salmon when you’re in Myrtle Beach, SC, be sure to visit us at Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood.