Grilled Salmon With Spices
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Serves: 4
  • 4 3-ounce salmon fillets, skin on or skinless
  • ½ teaspoon whole fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Place salmon fillets on a plate and set aside.
  2. Place whole fennel seed in a mortar and grind with a pestle (or use a spice grinder). Alternately, use ¼ teaspoon ground fennel seeds.
  3. Mix in the kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  4. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly over each salmon fillet. Let rest in the refrigerator for up to 1 hour.
  5. Coat all sides of the seasoned salmon fillets with the olive oil.
  6. Grill preparation:
  7. Preheat grill with a medium high flame for at least 15 minutes and brush thoroughly to clean.
  8. Place ¼ cup vegetable oil in a small dish.
  9. Fold a paper towel into a small square and hold with a pair of tongs. Just before adding the salmon dip the paper towel into the vegetable oil and rub on the grill grates to coat with oil.
  10. Place the seasoned, oiled salmon fillets flesh-side down on the grill and reduce the flame to medium.
  11. Cook for about 4 or 5 minutes and turn. Because you oiled the grill grates and the salmon it should easily release from the grill.
  12. Continue cooking for another 4-5 minutes. Transfer the salmon to a clean plate and tent with foil until ready to serve.
Estimated cost per serving: $2.54
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 oz Calories: 218 Fat: 16 g Saturated fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 0 Sugar: 0 Sodium: 196 mg Fiber: 0 Protein: 18 g Cholesterol: 54 mg
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