April 17, 2012

Grilled Salmon with Herb Lemon Butter

This recipe was just what I needed after the week of "junk" food on our vacation. I paired it with potatoes and fresh green beans. Finally...what dinner should look like.

Grilled Salmon with Herb Lemon Butter
adapted from Food Network.com

1/4 c butter, softened
2 Meyer lemons, zested
1/2 tsp dill
1/2 tsp chives
1/2 bunch thyme, finely chopped or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 small clove garlic, smashed and finely chopped
salt and pepper
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skin-on
olive oil
Remove the salmon from the refrigerator and let come to room temperature. In a small bowl, combine the butter, zest, herbs and garlic to make a compound butter. Mix well. Preheat grill to medium hot.

Coat the fish with olive oil. Place the salmon, skin side down, on the clean, preheated grill. Cook for 8 minutes. As the salmon cooks it will turn from translucent orange to opaque pink.

Turn the salmon over and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the grill and top with the room temperature compound butter. The butter should act as a sauce and melt over and coat the grilled salmon.

Bring on the summer!!


  1. I've never had this before, but sounds good! thanks for the Food Recipes

  2. Hi there. Food on Friday: Lemons and Limes is now open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers

  3. Hi - it's me again, it's Food on Friday time on Carole's Chatter. The theme this time is salmon! Yum. It would be neat if you linked this post in. This is the link . Have a good week.


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