Monday, April 22, 2013

Grilled Chipotle Citrus Salmon

When I got home this evening, I decided to get my walk in before dinner instead of after the sun went down -- I walked for almost an hour to take advantage of and enjoy the beautiful weather while the sun was still nice and bright.  When I got back, I fired up our grill and then thinly sliced an orange, lemon and lime.  I had 2 pieces of wild Alaskan salmon and decided I wanted to use citrus to infuse flavor as well as a way to help keep the salmon moist while it grilled.  I also wanted to add some Chipotle flavor as well.  The salmon had skin on one side, which makes grilling it easy because you don't have to flip it and it keeps the salmon from getting burned or falling apart like it sometimes does.  I lightly sprayed the salmon with olive oil and then seasoned it with Celtic salt and Chipotle Chile Powder.  I then placed a layer of lemon slices first, then a layer of lime slices and lastly with the larger orange slices.  I placed the salmon on a hot grill and cooked it for about 8 minutes until the orange slices began to get a tiny bit charred.  I moved the salmon to a platter and covered it with foil for about 5 to 10 minutes while I placed a little salad on our plates.  I also halved an avocado and sprinkled it with Celtic salt and Chipotle Chile Powder.  It's amazing how delicious this super simple meal turned out.  I removed the slightly charred orange and lime slices from the top of the salmon when I plated them, but left the lemon slices on top and served them on a little bed of fresh sliced no time at all we were enjoying Grilled Chipotle Citrus Salmon.  I snapped a few photos below for you to see.  Enjoy!


Angelica said...

Love this recipe! Definitely trying it out. I'm always looking for new salmon marinades =)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks, Angelica -- I would marinate it for a bit before grilling to get even more citrus flavor. I didn't have a lot of time to marinate but cooking it with the citrus on helped infuse it. It would be awesome if you had a little time to marinate ahead of time with a little citrus juice and oil! :-)