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.

Everyday Food, June 2012


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Recipe Summary



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.


Cook's Notes

Orange-Herb Butter

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.


Reviews (4)

84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
An amazing recipe, had it tonight at the beach for a party of five.....huge hit! It's a keeper! Thanks!
Rating: 5 stars
A unique way to grill salmon and very easy to prepare. Used cilantro in the Orange-Herb butter and basil as the herb on the orange slices. Turned out delicious! The orange favor is very delicate and not overpowering. Will definitely make again!
Rating: Unrated
This was incredible. We are plank people as far as salmon goes and this was an awesome change. So moist. I was a little afraid of using too much zest, but zest away. I will use more next time. I also opted for cilantro as the herb and was very satisfied.
Rating: 5 stars
wow! this was possibly the best salmon i've ever had . . . and so easy to do! looks beautiful on the grill, and the citrus flavor really comes through. I know this is a recipe we'll make again and again!