Sunday, June 3, 2012

Simple Steamed Salmon on the Grill

I got a beautiful piece of salmon from the farmers market last week and decided to throw a bunch of stuff in a foil pocket and throw it on the grill. It didn't dry out at all because the liquid (lemon juice and melted butter) helped it to steam. It was quite flavorful and delicious. Can't wait to make it again tonight.

Simple Steamed Salmon on the Grill

1.5 lb salmon fillet, skin on
3 lemons
2 T butter, thinly sliced
few handfuls of dill
1/2-1 cup thinly sliced fennel
salt and pepper

Preheat your BBQ on high heat.

Rinse salmon and pat dry. Set in the middle of a large piece of foil. Squeeze juice from one whole lemon over the top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Lay dill over top of salmon. Top with tons of thinly sliced lemon. Put butter slices on top of lemon slices. Toss fennel slices with a touch of lemon juice or olive oil, then put all around the outside of the salmon. Cover with foil and roll the edges of the foil together to create a pouch. Lower heat to medium and cook for 10-14 minutes depending on thickness and how you like it cooked. Open pouch and remove dill and lemon slices. Serve salmon with fennel and a wedge of lemon if desired.

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