2013 – Gluten Free Living
Grilled Salmon with Homemade Tartar Sauce is sumptuous! I’m not a big fish lover. Salmon is one of the few fish I eat and I’ll only eat it if my husband John grills it! He makes the best Grilled Salmon. He uses either lemon pepper, Old Bay Seasoning, or a Penzey’s seafood seasoning on the fish. He sprays both sides with cooking spray then grills it for a long time on the skin side so that it will just peel off when you put it on your plate. Then he makes his own homemade tartar sauce to serve it with. Yummy indeed!
This Grilled Salmon recipe is SOOOO easy. It only has a few ingredients (including the tartar sauce), so it’s really simple to make. Salmon can be quite expensive at the grocery store here (since I don’t live on the coast anymore), so we usually pick it up on close out for a fraction of the cost and then toss it in the freezer to use when we’re ready. Salmon is so healthy, too. I know, I know, it should be included in my meal plan once a week because it’s so good for you, nevertheless, we don’t eat it as frequently as we did when our children were still at home. It seemed like we ate it more frequently then.
If you’re looking for a delightful way to make Grilled Salmon (or almost any fish fillets) consider Grilled Salmon with Homemade Tartar Sauce. It’s healthy, gluten free, low calorie and so very enjoyable. Even if you’re not a fish lover like me, you’ll like this great recipe.
John’s Grilled Salmon with Homemade Tartar Sauce is as tasty a main dish entree as they come.
John’s simple Homemade Tartar Sauce recipe is bursting with flavor.
This picture shows how the salmon flakes when it’s cooked fully.
Here’s what I (he) did.
Spray both sides of fish with cooking spray. This will prevent it from sticking to the grill. These were really thick cuts of salmon so they took a bit longer to cook then usual. Season salmon heavily with lemon-pepper seasoning, Old Bay Seasoning, or Penzey’s has a Seafood Seasoning that is excellent.
Spray grill generously with cooking spray. Place salmon fillets on grill. Our gas grill had gone out so we had to use our indoor grill. Open flame will cook these a lot faster.
Grill skin side down until fish is almost cooked through. These fillets were so thick he cooked them about 20 minutes on the first side. Normally, for 1/2 inch thickness he cooks between 4-8 minutes per side on our gas grill. Here he’s turned the fish over to grill on the other side. The fish is done when you can flake it easily with a fork.
Meanwhile make Homemade Tartar Sauce: place mayonnaise in a bowl. John always uses mayonnaise (although I prefer Miracle Whip!) Add sweet pickle relish and spicy brown mustard. This is the ingredient that gives the recipe it’s kick. Stir to combine ingredients.
Here’s the Homemade Tartar Sauce ready to serve. You can tell this sauce is nice and thick.
To serve: place Grilled Salmon on a plate and add Homemade Tartar Sauce!
John’s Grilled Salmon with Homemade Tartar Sauce has such a wonderful taste. We have used all three of the seasonigs mentioned above at different times and all work exceptionally well.
Here’s the recipe.
GRILLED SALMON WITH HOMEMADE TARTAR SAUCE
(Recipe from my husband, John)
- Salmon fillets
- Cooking spray
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Lemon pepper seasoning
- Seafood seasoning of your choice
- Heat grill.
- Once heated, spray liberally with cooking spray so fish won’t adhere to the grill.
- Spray both sides of salmon fillets with cooking spray.
- Sprinkle salmon fillets liberally on each side with either Old Bay seasoning, Lemon pepper seasoning or any other seafood seasoning of your choice. (Penzey’s makes a really good seafood seasoning).
- Grill the skin-side first, and grill about 4-8 minutes per side for about ½” thickness of meat.
- Cook longer if fillet is really thick.
- Fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.
- 1 cup Hellmann’s mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
- 1 tbsp. spicy brown mustard
- Stir to combine.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- This provides enough sauce for about 10 servings of fish.
- It will last a couple of weeks in the refrigerator.
- Makes about 1 cup tartar sauce
The Homemade Tartar Sauce is so quick and easy to prepare. It has only three ingredients!
Grilled Salmon with Homemade Tartar Sauce is so moist and succulent. You will love this recipe. You can easily halve the tartar sauce recipe as this makes enough for about 10 servings.
Grilled Salmon with Homemade Tartar Sauce is such a quick and easy recipe. It’s great to make up any time you want to grill outside.
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