Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Super Easy Grilled Sockeye Salmon

The local market had fresh, wild-caught Sockeye salmon. The color was deep red and I couldn't pass it up. Here's a super easy way to prepare it on the grill. Preheat your grill to 400F. Rip out a good size piece of aluminum foil, drizzle a little olive oil on it, lay the salmon on the oil, season the fish with salt and pepper, wrap up the foil (be sure it's tightly sealed), place the package in the center of the grill and cook for 10 minutes ... 10 minutes! Remove the package, let it sit for a few minutes and then enjoy (be careful when you unwrap the foil because there could be steam, which is a nasty burn).

The salmon will be perfectly cooked ... kind of like being poached. The skin will remain stuck to the foil, so there's no need to skin the fish first.

Serve with grilled asparagus and a nice white wine of your choice.

Happy Eating! Mr. Foodie