Monday, July 28, 2008

Grilled Salmon

The original plan was to make this on Friday night, but by the time Joe and I got home, we were tired and didn't want to cook, so it got shuffled to Saturday night and we went out for beer and Mexican food.

For a wedding present, my brother and his girlfriend sent us a box of assorted fish fillets from Omaha Steaks. The salmon fillets were the only ones remaining. The box came with mahi mahi, Swordfish steaks, and halibut and were all delicious. Definitely a present to keep in mind if you know someone who really likes fish.

Saturday was very nice. Joe and I had gone to a wine tasting at our neighborhood wine store, grabbed frozen coffee drinks at a local coffee shop, and then had a friend over for beers so that we could discuss the party that we're throwing at our house in August for my incoming Divinity School class. So this meal was a great way to top off the day.

Glazed Salmon On The Grill (marinade from here)

We marinated the salmon in 1/3 cup soy sauce and 1/3 cup maple syrup for about an hour, laid some aluminum foil over the grill, and cooked the salmon on medium heat.

I also grilled some zucchini that was brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper. The salad dressing is a new one for me, a creamy vinaigrette made with non-fat yogurt. I thought the tanginess of the yogurt really made the dressing. The salmon was delicious too, though I think next time I would use lite soy sauce as it was a tad salty for me.


Joelen said...

I love grilled fish - I think the flavors of the fish really come out moreso with grilling than any other method. Your meal looks perfect for summer :)

Kiley Austin-Young said...

glad to hear the present worked out well

Cate said...

That looks like a great dinner!