Mister S went in the kitchen last night and literally slayed the salmon that I had laid out for dinner! Growing up, I had always had fish battered and fried and I loved it! As a matter of fact, I still love it and have it at least once a month from the wonderful fish camp down the street. (Fish Camp….so southern right?) When we started trying to incorporate more fish into our diets, we struggled with what to do with it. I do not like steamed or broiled fish, so grilling it seemed the only way to go. After figuring out that part, we had to decide on what type of fish to eat. We settled on cod or salmon as staples in our diets.
My general disclaimer before giving up the goods, aka the recipe, is please do all you can to buy wild caught fish. Farm raised fish can contain all types of dangerous things including pesticides, diseases, and other unpleasant things that you simply do not want. You can find more information regarding the differences between the two here. Of course if you eat out, you can not control this unless the menu/chef is pretty specific about your fish’s origins.
Now onto the recipe which is what you came here for right?
Honey Spiced Salmon
***Sorry for the unsolicited attack of the fork in the pic. It felt left out***
- 4-6 4 oz Salmon Fillets
- 2-3 teaspoons of organic honey
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1-2 tablespoons of unsalted butter or olive oil cooking spray
- Preheat your grill to 350 degrees.
- Mix your spices and honey in small dish to make a paste. Adjust amounts according to your families likes. Smear on each fillet, covering the front and back fully.
- If using butter, melt it and allow to fully coat the surface. Allow the butter to brown slightly. (This will give you a nice, nutty flavor) If using olive oil cooking spray, you do not need to allow it to brown (it won’t) and you will not get the nutty, flavor)
- Apply each fully carefully and allow to cook 3-5 minutes per side or until desired level of doneness. (We like it WELL done!)
- Be sure not to crowd your pan or the surface of your indoor grill as you want the fillets to get a nice char and not steam against each other.
- Once done, remove from grill/pan and allow to rest for a minute or two and serve with a nice green veggie and a starch!
Calorie count for each fillet comes in at around 215 calories per 4 oz serving.