Grilled honey Dijon salmon

Grilled honey Dijon salmon

I’ve recently become a lover of salmon. I’ve heard for years the health benefits of salmon. Salmon is an excellent source of protein and a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which has received lots of attention. Omega-3 has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and depression – and it’s important for healthy brain functions.

I enjoy salmon grilled with a flavorful marinade. I’ve developed this recipe that is light but packed with amazing flavors, complimenting the fish.

Grilled honey dijon salmon with black-bean quinoa and  zucchini ratatouille

Grilled honey dijon salmon with black-bean quinoa and zucchini ratatouille

Grilled honey Dijon salmon

2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp Dijon mustard

2 tbsp fresh dill (if you don’t have fresh, dried dill weed will work too)

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Zest of one lemon

2, 6oz salmon filets

Whisk together the honey, mustard, dill, lemon juice and lemon zest in a 9” square baking dish. Place the salmon filets into the honey mustard mixture and allow marinating for 2-3 hours, occasionally flipping the filets and spooning some of the marinade over the filets.

When ready to grill, heat the grill to medium heat. I use the Cuisinart inside griddle and it works very well. Be sure to spray the grill plate with non-stick spray. Place each salmon filet on the grill opposite of the direction of the grill plate so you will get good grill marks. Discard the marinade. Cook the salmon for 6-8 minutes per side or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

I pair the grilled salmon with black-bean quinoa and either zucchini ratatouille (my recipe) or an Ina Garten recipe for middle-eastern vegetable salad.

Grilled honey dijon salmon with black-bean quinoa and an Ina Garten recipe for middle-eastern vegetable salad

Grilled honey dijon salmon with black-bean quinoa and an Ina Garten recipe for middle-eastern vegetable salad

 

Do you like salmon?

How have you cooked salmon? Do you have any good recipes to share?

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