Grilled Fish with Citrus
A layer of citrus slices between the fish and the grill means there's no chance of sticking, and the fish gets infused with flavor.
Photography: JOHNNY MILER
Source: Everyday Food, June 2012
- Salt and pepper
- Sliced citrus
- Fresh herbs (such as cilantro, basil, or mint)
- Flavored butter (below)
Set up grill for indirect cooking and heat to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Season fish with salt and pepper. Arrange sliced citrus on cooler side of grill and top with some fresh herbs and fish; dab flavored butter on fish. Cover and cook until fish is opaque in center (no need to turn), 20 to 30 minutes.
Mash together 1 stick unsalted butter; 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest; 2 teaspoons fresh orange juice; 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper; 1 clove garlic, minced; 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro; and 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt.
Squeeze of Flavor
Grill salmon over citrus, then serve the charred slices and more fresh wedges with the fish.