How to Season Salmon for Grilling
Salmon’s delicious flavor profile goes well with a wide range of adventuresome seasoning techniques. You will limit yourself if you think one great recipe is the end-all and be-all of how to season salmon for grilling. The famously fresh salmon you can buy at City Fish Market is the perfect palette on which to sample a multitude of recipes for grilling salmon.
Marinade Salmon for Grilling
A marinade is a sauce with various flavorings that you can create to soak salmon in before grilling. A typical recipe is to use oil, vinegar, herbs, and spices. Citrus herb, barbecue sauce, and teriyaki are among the flavors that pair well with salmon. Have some fun creating your own mouthwatering sauce.
Here are some ideas: Combine soy sauce, garlic, and olive oil as a base. You can add parsley and Dijon mustard, or, for an Asian flair, add ginger and brown sugar.
Once you’ve prepared your marinade, pour it into a large Ziploc bag. Then add salmon fillets to your sauce, zip, and allow it to rest in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes and as long as 2 hours. Finish up by using your skills for grilling salmon.
Try this recipe: Marinated Grilled Salmon
Fresh Herb Seasonings
The beauty of salmon is that it can be perfectly prepared with an elaborate sauce or minimal seasonings, such as your favorite herbs. Start by rubbing the salmon with a little olive oil—this gives the herbs something to stick to. The following is a list of great possibilities for fresh herb seasoning when you are grilling salmon:
- Lemon zest
- Fresh parsley
- Minced ginger
- Lime zest
- Orange zest
Here’s a recipe for grilled salmon with fresh herb seasonings: Herb-Grilled Salmon
Create a Spice Rub
No need to go to culinary school if you want to create a wonderful spice rub for grilled salmon. A spice rub is any blending of ground spices made to rub on food before cooking it. Spice rubs form a coating on the food, such as salmon fillets. Grilling is the best way to prepare spice-rubbed foods.
How many combinations of ingredients in a delicious spice rub for grilling salmon are there? The possibilities are likely endless. Your blend may include jerk seasoning, chili powder, curries, barbecue, sate, smoked paprika, or garlic salt. Consider texture, also, as you mix your virtuoso of flavors.
Check out this recipe: Spice-Rubbed Salmon
Stop by City Fish Market to Get Fresh Salmon for Grilling
Anytime you are planning to fire up the grill for a seafood dinner, first plan your visit to City Fish Market. Begin with fresh salmon fillets because they are, by far, the most important ingredient. As far as how to season salmon for grilling, you’ve got so many options! Even if you are perfecting subtle flavors be bold about it. Don’t forget about all the other healthy kinds of fresh seafood at City Fish Market, such as Live Maine Lobster, shrimp, crab, mahi mahi, scallops, halibut, and swordfish, to name a few. We are at 884 Silas Deane Hwy in Wethersfield, CT. Visit us today, call 860-522-3129, or fill out our online form.