Saturday, October 6, 2012

Instagram Quickie: Lemon Marinated Grilled Salmon

Life has been busy. With work, juggling classes and even applying for another major on top of my Biochemistry major and Diversity minor, it has been pretty hectic. Not to mention, it's only been two weeks since the start of the new school year!

On top the start of the new school year, this Seattle weather has been a big tease. Freezing cold temperatures in the morning and Summer temperatures in the afternoon? Who would have thought. It's the only time where Winter drinks like Hot Cocoa meet in the morning and Summer Foods like Grilled Salmon meet in the afternoon. I guess Summer just wants to stick around that much longer.

Lemon Marinated Grilled Salmon
Recipe by Me

1 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
4 to 5 (5-ounce) Salmon fillets
Additional lemon to squeeze over the cooked Salmon

Preheat the grill to medium

Whisk the marinade together by combining the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder until homogenous. Place the salmon fillets in a dish and pour the marinade over the salmon and  flip them over a few times to ensure the marinade is completely coating the fish. Set aside for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove the Salmon from the marinade and season both sides with salt and pepper. Brush and oil the grill. Place the salmon onto the grill and let it cook for about 4 minutes for a crust to develop and those famous grill marks can form. Using a spatula, flip the salmon over and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes longer. The salmon will go from a translucent color to more opaque as it cooks. If the grill flares up, move the salmon to a cooler part of the grill. 

Remove the salmon from the grill and onto a platter. Immediately squeeze more lemon juice over the top.

-Aaron John


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