Summertime Salmon

August Newsletter

Enjoy the Sounds of Summer. Do Some Grilling!
There are as many barbecue recipes out there as there are leaves on the trees of summer, and some of them can get pretty ambitious. But you didn’t get your hearing aid so you could spend a ton of time cooking; you got it so you could hear the birds in the trees and the voices of family and friends who gather to enjoy some great food.

If you want to get adventurous with your grilling, go right ahead. Today, however, we’re recommending something that will put a delicious meal in front of your guests AND give you plenty of time to enjoy their company.

We’re talking about grilled salmon.

Wait! Isn’t cooking fish hard? Not when that fish is salmon. Even if you’ve never cooked fish before, salmon is a great place to start. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1½ lb. salmon filets (with the skin still on; trust us, skin-on is the way to go)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. dried dill or basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • salt and pepper (only you know how much you like)

Lightly oil your grill and fire it up. While the grill is getting hot:

  • Stir your oil, herbs, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper together in a small bowl.
  • Use a pastry brush to brush the no-skin side of your salmon with the mixture.
  • Place your salmon skin-side-down on your grill and let it cook until it’s done (no turning; just let it cook through), this takes about 10 minutes, but keep an eye on it, since your pieces will most likely vary in thickness.

How do you know when it’s done? A good way to tell when salmon is cooked through is to test it with a fork and see if it flakes. If it flakes. It’s done. But don’t worry too much about it. Salmon is so full of those good-for-you Omega 3 fatty acids, it’s pretty hard to not do it right.

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