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Healthy Grilled Salmon Recipe
Low Fat and Easy

healthy grilled salmon recipe

Our healthy grilled salmon recipe is low fat with a simple rub of garlic and dill. Served atop a bed of brown rice with a side of asparagus. It's easy, delicious, and heart healthy. Try it and tell us what you think at the bottom of this page.

Healthy Grilled Salmon Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 4)
Time: Under 1 hour

  • 1 pound salmon fillets
  • Healthy Grilling Tip:
    If you're watching your waistline then choose wild caught salmon rather than farm raised because it is lower in fat.
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon dill

  • Olive Oil

  • Lemon Juice (cleansing, alkalizing, and tastes great with grilled salmon)

  • Asparagus
  • Healthy Grilling Tip:
    Asparagus is the perfect companion for this healthy grilled salmon recipe. So good are the anti-inflammatory properties of this vegetable that it was once used to treat arthritis.

    Its flavor compliments grilled salmon and the asparagus can be boiled for soft spears or grilled with your salmon if you want them crunchy.
  • Brown Rice
  • Healthy Tip:
    Brown rice has a rich, nutty taste that goes well with grilled salmon. It is a good source of B vitamins that help the body maintain energy levels. It is also rich in Vitamin E which is beneficial to the hair and skin.

    Start with a skinless fillet because it will cut down a lot of fat making this salmon recipe even more healthy.

    If you need to skin the fillet, place the salmon skin side down on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut a slit between the flesh and skin. Then use one hand to hold the skin to the cutting board while you use the other hand to shimmy the knife along the skin separating it from the meat.

    Let your fish rest outside of the refrigerator, about 20 minutes, to bring it to room temperature (this helps it grill better).

    Meanwhile, clean and lightly oil grill grate. Preheat for medium heat (300-400 degrees F). If you're using charcoal, the grill is ready when you can hold the palm of your hand two inches above the grate for only 4 -5 seconds before pulling away.

    Sprinkle both sides of your skinless salmon fillets with garlic powder, pepper, salt, and dill. Using your hands, lightly pat the spices into the meat so they are firmly attached and won't rub off during grilling.

    Using your hands or a brush, coat your salmon with olive oil to keep it moist during grilling. While olive oil is high in fat, it is a good type of fat. Besides, most of it will come off with the drippings that end up on the grill.

    To grill, place your fillets on the grill directly over the flames or coals (direct heat). Cover your grill for 4 - 5 minutes. Then use a spatula to turn them over and continue grilling for another 4 - 5 minutes. Serve warm with a splash of lemon juice atop a bed of brown rice and asparagus on the side. The fish juices will seep into the brown rice creating a great flavor. You won't even need butter

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