Easy Grilled Salmon
1 ½ - 2 lb. Salmon Filet (skin on)
Sea Salt & Black Pepper
Vegetable Oil for Grill
This recipe works best on a gas grill because you can regulate the heat better. It can be done on a charcoal grill too. First light your gas grill, turn burners on low and close the lid. Let the grill heat up for about 10 minutes. Use a wire brush and clean the grill grates. Oil the grates using a paper towel soaked in the vegetable oil. Run the oiled paper towel over the grates five or six times. Close the lid again. Now take the salmon filet and salt & pepper the side without the skin. Be as heavy or light with the seasoning as meets your taste. Open the lid of grill and place the salmon, skin side down, on the grates. Close the lid and let the salmon cook for 20 to 30 minutes. It will depend on the size and thickness of the filet for the cooking time. To check doneness, use a fork and test the middle of the filet for flakiness. Use a couple of spatulas to lift the filet off the grill and onto a platter. Slice into the number of pieces needed and serve with your favorite side dishes.
Note: You can use more than just salt & pepper on the salmon. Try putting fresh dill sprigs and thin lemon slices on the top of the filet before cooking. Maybe spread a little tarragon mustard over the top of the filet. Use your imagination and taste preferences to create your favorite grilled salmon.
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