Salmon LOVE Salmon

Grilled fresh salmon is delicious and so good for you too!
Last night after finding beautiful fresh salmon yesterday afternoon, I was thinking it might work out well to cook it on the Cuisinart Paninni Griddle I hardly have used!  It is a great appliance but I just don't think of using it all that often.  The first comment Brian made upon starting his meal was, "this salmon is delicious."

Ingredients for Grilled Fresh Salmon:

12-14 ounces fresh salmon
lemon pepper
1 fresh lemon cut into 6 wedges
1-2 T. olive oil

Preheat the griddle on high (about 400 degrees).  Cut the salmon into two equal portions and sprinkle generously on both sides with lemon pepper.  Drizzle the oil evenly over the griddle and place the salmon skin side down on the hot  surface.

Close the top section down over the fish.  If you are not using a paninni skip this...ha ha.

After about 4 minutes turn the fillet front to back, not over, and close again.  Finish for 3 more minutes or until the salmon flakes.  It will depend on the thickness of the fish which can vary greatly. If the fillet is thicker it will take a little longer.

Serve with the fresh lemon wedges and enjoy.  Yield 2 generous servings.

Note:  I served the salmon with freshly fried rice make from cold rice leftover from earlier in the week, broccoli salad from earlier in the week, and Orange, Fig, and Walnut bars, also made a few days ago.  That is how I afford to pay $22.00 for two pounds of fresh salmon.  I froze the other two servings for another day.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Looks great! Don't you just love salmon - we had some for lunch today.