Salmon with a Lime Butter Sauce

This recipe is one of my favorites. It requires a bit of butter but all in all the overall recipe is healthy. It is quick and easy and requires very little preparation.

Ingredients:

  • 6 (6-oz) pieces center-cut salmon fillet (about 1 inch thick) with skin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated fresh lime zest
  • 6 tablespoons lime butter sauce

Lime Butter Sauce:

  • 1 large garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted

Directions:

Prepare grill for cooking over medium-hot charcoal (moderate heat for gas).

Season salmon all over with salt and pepper, then grill, flesh sides down, on lightly oiled grill rack (covered only if using gas grill) 4 minutes. Turn fillets over and grill (covered only if using gas grill) until just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes more. Sprinkle fillets with zest and top each with 1 tablespoon lime butter sauce.

Cooks’ Note: If you aren’t able to grill outdoors, salmon can be cooked in a hot lightly oiled well-seasoned large (2-burner) ridged grill pan over moderately high heat.

I love this with a really nice fat piece of salmon that has nice marbling and good color. Because the fish is done so simply that the sauce really makes the meal. It is citrusy and rich.

2 Comments

  1. March 20, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    you make me hungry!

  2. hgijanto said,

    April 28, 2012 at 6:30 am

    you could totally make this WW by just doing enough sauce for one point. I have made this several times and it is always good.


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