Grilled Citrus Salmon

  • Yield: 6 servings


1 1/2tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
2tablespoons olive oil
1tablespoon butter
1tablespoon Dijon mustard
4cloves garlic, minced
2dashes cayenne pepper
2dashes salt
1teaspoon dried basil
1teaspoon dried dill
2teaspoons capers
3pounds fresh salmon fillets


  1. In a small saute pan over medium heat, combine lemon juice, olive oil, butter, mustard, garlic, pepper, salt, basil, dill and capers. While stirring, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Place salmon fillets skin-side down on a piece of heavy-duty foil with edges folded up, to make a pan. Pour sauce evenly over fish.
  3. Place fish on grill and cover with a lid.
  4. Barbecue over medium-hot coals for 10 to 12 minutes, depending on thickness of fillets. Fish will be flaky and light pink in color when cooked.

NOTE: As an alternative, wrap fish in foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Portland, Oregon, From Portland’s Palate a Collection of Recipes from the City of Roses (The Junior League of Portland, Oregon, 1992).