Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Grilled Coriander-Crusted Salmon with a Honey-Lime Glaze

My hubby, Dan, doesn't like salmon in general.  But he knows he needs to eat more of it because it's so good for you.  So I try to come up with recipes he will enjoy.  This is one of them.

This recipe is best done on an indoor grill pan. 

Serves 2.


1 piece skinless Sockeye Salmon, 6 ounces, halved
1/2 tbs. grapeseed oil
1 tbs. whole coriander seed
1/2 tbs. lemon pepper
1/4 tsp coarse sea salt
1 tsp. green pepper sauce
1 tsp. soy sauce, plus extra for passing at the table
1 tbs. honey
1/2 tsp. lime juice (fresh or bottled)
1/2 tsp. unsalted butter
Fresh cilantro for garnish, optional


Preheat grill pan to high heat.

Rub the salmon on both sides with the grapeseed oil.

In a coffee grinder, combine the coriander seed, lemon pepper and coarse salt.  Pulse for about 30 seconds (or more) until the seed is ground to your liking and the spices combined.
Rub the mixture over both sides of the salmon.

Meanwhile, in a small microwave safe bowl, combine the pepper sauce, soy sauce, honey, lime juice and unsalted butter. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, until the butter is melted. Stir to combine.

Grill for three-to-four minutes each side until salmon is opaque in the middle, basting with the sauce after you turn.  Adjust cooking time accordingly for desired temperature.

Brush the other side of the salmon with glaze before plating.  Drizzle with remaining sauce.   Top with fresh cilantro. 

Pass more soy sauce at the table.

Great with rice and grilled asparagus!

See you soon!