It’s grilling season and that means it’s time for all home cooks to rejoice because prep–and best of all, clean up–just got a whole lot easier!
We’re in week 2 of the Summer Conscious Cleanse program page so we’ve found ourselves reiterating the importance of having easy, delicious, and healthy meals in our repertoire to help keep us on track.
Well friends, this is it!
A nice piece of Sockeye salmon, which happens to be in season right now, hot off the grill, paired with your favorite salad fresh from the farmer’s market.
Grilling is such a great way to cook once the weather warms up. No need to turn on the oven to further heat the house, shorter cooking times, plus you get to enjoy a few deep breaths outside while waiting for the salmon to cook.
Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, full of vitamins and minerals, most notably vitamins D and B-12. It’s also one of the foods highest in omega-3 fatty acids, which is nature’s best anti-inflammatory.
Are you ready to fire up the grill? Enjoy this easy meal for a quick lunch or dinner, or better yet the next cookout. It’s sure to wow your guests!
Now it’s your turn! What is your favorite meal off the grill? Be sure to share your ideas with us below!
With summertime love,
Herbed Sockeye Salmon
Yield: 4 servings
- 1 ½ pounds Sockeye salmon filet, skin on
- ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. fresh sage, finely chopped
- 2 tsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 2 tsp. fresh thyme, finely chopped
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- 3 TB. olive oil
Serve with our Farmer’s Market Salad
Heat your grill to medium high (approximately 400 degrees). Portion the fish fillet into 4 equal pieces. Remove any pin bones that might be in the fish. The easiest way to do this is with a tweezer!
In a small bowl combine black pepper, sea salt, sage, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Sprinkle each salmon portion with the herb mixture. Gently rub into the salmon. Drizzle each salmon portion with the olive oil.
Place the salmon on the hot grill skin side down. It is very important that your grill is at 400 so the fish does not stick. Cook the fish until cooked through, approximately 8 minutes without touching or moving the fish. Remove the salmon from the grill and place on top of your favorite mixed green salad. Enjoy!