Easy Peasy (and DELICIOUS) Grilled Salmon

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It has been AGES since I have posted on the blog. I have been tied down with a ton of school work, and every week I manage to find myself a new source of stress.

As of late in the kitchen, I have been doing more cooking than baking; I want to improve my skills and impress my man! When making dinner, I affectionately call my boyfriend “Gordon” (as in Ramsey) since he is relatively harsh on my cooking skills. I appreciate the honesty and the critiques, but it hurts :(. After a few MANY kitchen fails, I finally managed to make a dish that Gordon rated as an A+.

For a novice chef, this recipe is incredibly simple, yet amazingly delicious. With bikini season around the corner, I have been trying to eat healthier. This dish is healthy, yet doesn’t have the stereotypical bland taste associated with healthy meals. All you have to do is marinade the salmon for at least two hours, and throw it on a grill for a few minutes.

Since I live in an apartment, I own a George Foreman grill. The salmon only took THREE minutes to grill! Does it get any quicker than that??

I modified this recipe from Allrecipes to cut out even more calories!

Ingredients:

  • two salmon filets, about 1/2 a pound each
  • garlic powder to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  1. Season salmon filets with salt and garlic powder.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and olive oil until sugar is dissolved. Place fish in a large resealable plastic bag with the soy sauce mixture, seal, and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
  3. Preheat grill for medium heat. On my George Foreman, I always put the heat all the way up to three.
  4. Lightly oil grill grate. Place salmon on the preheated grill, skin side down, and discard marinade. Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side (or 3-4 minutes total on the George Foreman), or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.