Were going to start this post off the right way. When pronouncing salmon, do not…I repeat do not say the L. It drives me nuts when people do that. I’m originally from Alaska, and this is how we say it up there, yes this is the proper way. I even went to dictionary.com and they pronounce it the right way, so if your having trouble go there. lol
Okay, now onward to the recipe.
February is right around the corner, and what is February?…Heart healthy month. Instead of doing a post on chocolate I figured I would make you all a healthy dish. (I’m sure a chocolate recipe will end up being posted in February…because I just think that would be the right thing to do.) Why salmon? The omega-3 fatty acids reduce the inflammation in the body. Inflammation in the body can damage your blood vessels and lead to heart disease and strokes. Some studies say to eat a fatty fish at least twice a week.
Lay the salmon fillet on a platter, check the fish for any bones or scales that you might see and remove them. Bones are hard to see once cooked, and very easy to choke on.
Season the fish with salt, pepper, and steak seasoning. I use Grill Mates-Montreal Steak…it’s my go-to steak seasoning.
Drizzle on some coconut oil, this will ensure the fillet stays nice and moist while grilling.
Lay the fish on the grill, skin side down to start. Put the lid on and cook for about 5-6 minutes.
When filliping make sure the skin easily comes up, if it is still sticking to the grill, it’s not done cooking on that side. Just give it a minute and try again.
Since we’re outside waiting for a fillet to cook, admire what’s around you. For me the sun was setting, and it was just beautiful. I was also watching my dogs romp around in the backyard…makes my heart happy! (No pictures of them because they wouldn’t stand still.)
Flip the filet, and cook for a couple minutes. Because salmon is a hearty fish, I treat it just like I would a steak, and I prefer my grill marks on top of my fillet.
Oh my how yummy! Quickly take the fish inside and make your plate. I say quickly because the smell and look of this salmon makes you want to dive in right away.
I placed roasted asparagus (click here for recipe) on the bottom of the plate, a portion of the salmon fillet right on top, and some quinoa on the side. A well rounded heart-healthy meal!
Side note: For this final picture I kept the skin on for picture purposes. Please remove the skin before eating, it is not tasty. If you have a dog or cat, give them the skin, it will make their coat very shiny.