Awesome Low-Carb Grilled Lemon Herb Salmon Recipe

Gone are the days when you had to spend hundreds of dollars at fancy restaurants to enjoy a perfectly grilled salmon with lemon herbs. Now, you can bring that restaurant-grade taste to your own kitchen. Here you’ll learn everything you need to know about grilling lemon herb salmon. From choosing the best ingredients to perfecting your grill technique, I’ll teach you everything.
So what are you waiting for? Put on your apron and let’s cook! It’s time to take your cooking skills to the next level and leave mediocre dinners behind.


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Choosing the Freshest Ingredients

When it comes to cooking at home, one of the most important things you can do is make sure you use the freshest ingredients available. After all, it’s the quality of what you put into your food that makes it so good. So when it comes to grilling lemon herb salmon, making sure you’re using fresh ingredients will not only improve the flavor, but it’ll also help you get the most out of your meal.


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The Perfect Grilling Technique

Now it’s time to learn the ins and outs of grilling. To get that restaurant-level flavor at home, you need to learn and know the right grilling technique. It may seem like a daunting task at first, but with a few simple tips and tricks, you’ll be able to grill your salmon to perfection and wow your guests with your cooking skills.

  • All you have to do is heat up your grill. Just as you preheat your oven, you need to make sure your grill is set to the right temperature. For this recipe, set your grill to medium-high heat. This will help your salmon cook evenly and create a caramelized exterior.
  • Next, it’s important to grease the grill grates so the salmon doesn’t stick to them. Use tongs to dip a folded paper towel in high smoke point oil (canola or vegetable oil) and rub over the grate. This will create a thin layer of oil that will prevent the fish from sticking to the grate.
  • When it’s time to grill the salmon, place the fillets on oiled grill grates. Place the fillets skin side down to protect the tender meat from the direct heat of the grill. When salmon is placed skin-side down, the skin will become crispy and act as a natural barrier to prevent the fish from breaking apart.
  • Now, don’t be tempted to flip or move your salmon while cooking. Leave the salmon to caramelize for 4-6 minutes on each side, depending on how thick the fillets are. This will give your salmon a rich, smoky flavor and a nicely charred finish.
  • While you’re watching salmon cook, keep in mind that grilling time may vary depending on grill temperature and how thick your salmon fillets are. To make sure you don’t overcook your salmon, use your food thermometer. The internal temperature of your salmon should be around 145°F/63°C, which means it is cooked and ready to be removed from the grill.

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Step by Step Instructions for Grilled Lemon Herb Salmon

Bring the flavor of grilled lemon herb salmon to your own kitchen with this easy-to-follow recipe. With a few simple steps and a bit of creativity, you’ll soon be enjoying the restaurant-grade salmon you’ve been dreaming of.

  1. The first step is to heat your grill to medium-high heat. This will help ensure that you get the perfect combination of smoky char and juicy flavor.
  2. While the grill is heating up, be sure to take the opportunity to preheat the grill and prepare the salmon fillets. You want to make sure the fillets are fresh and high-quality.
  3. Next, season your salmon fillets generously with a mixture of citrus zest, minced fresh herbs, and a pinch of salt and pepper. This combination of citrus and aromatic herbs will give your fish a light, fresh taste.
  4. Once you have your grill hot and your salmon fillets are seared, place them on the grate, close the lid, and leave to cook for 4-6 minutes on each side. While you’re at it, keep in mind that your grilling time may vary depending on the temperature of the grill and how thick your salmon fillets are.
  5. To avoid overcooking, use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature. The salmon should reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C), signaling that it’s perfectly cooked and ready to be taken off the grill. This will ensure that the fish remains tender and moist, with a slight blush of pink in the center.
  6. Once the salmon is cooked to perfection, carefully remove it from the grill using a wide spatula. Transfer the fillets to a serving platter and let them rest for a few minutes to allow the flavors to fully develop.

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Recipe Variations and Serving Ideas

Here are a few tips you can follow to take this delicious and wonderful recipe to a different level, along with some serving ideas.

  • Grill salmon fillets with red pepper flakes or hot sauce for a bright, fiery flavor that complements the freshness of lemon and herbs. This is a great way to spice up your grilled lemon herb salmon.
  • If you’re craving a touch of sweetness, consider incorporating a fruit glaze into your recipe. While the salmon is grilling, brush it with a glaze made from honey, maple syrup, or even a fruit preserve like apricot or pineapple. This will add a delightful caramelization to the fish, balancing out the tanginess of the lemon and herbs with a hint of sweetness.
  • To add a touch of smoke to your salmon, try a few different types of wood chips on your grill. First, soak the wood chips in water for about 30 minutes. Then, spread them over the coals of the grill or, if you’re using a gas grill, place them in the smoker box. The aroma of smoke will permeate the fish, adding a rich, unique flavor profile that will transport you to a backyard barbecue.
  • Roasted lemon herb salmon is delicious on its own, but if you’re looking for a more sophisticated way to serve it, try making it into a salad. Cut the salmon into small pieces and toss with some fresh cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, and shredded feta cheese. Serve with a simple vinaigrette or a drizzle of creamy dressing to complete the salad.

As you continue to experiment with these variations and serving ideas, you’ll discover endless possibilities to tailor your grilled lemon herb salmon to your own taste preferences and occasion.


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Yield: 4

Low-Carb Grilled Lemon Herb Salmon Recipe

Grilled Lemon Herb Salmon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 oz each)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for serving

Instructions

    Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

    In a mixing bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, chopped parsley, chopped dill, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create the marinade.

    Place the salmon fillets in a shallow dish or a large resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the salmon, making sure each fillet is well-coated. Allow it to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

    Remove the salmon from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for a few minutes. Brush the grill grates with oil to prevent sticking.

    Place the salmon fillets on the preheated grill, skin side down. Grill for about 4-5 minutes per side or until the salmon easily flakes with a fork.

    Carefully remove the salmon from the grill using tongs. Serve the grilled lemon herb salmon hot, garnished with lemon wedges.

Notes

  • Customization: Feel free to customize the herbs in the marinade according to your taste preferences. Thyme, rosemary, or basil can be excellent additions.
  • Side Suggestions: Pair this low-carb grilled lemon herb salmon with a side of roasted vegetables or a fresh green salad for a well-balanced meal.
  • Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to two days. Reheat gently to avoid overcooking the salmon.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 598Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 248mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 51g

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FAQs

Q: What is the best way to ensure my grilled salmon is perfectly cooked?

A: The key to perfectly cooked salmon lies in achieving the right internal temperature. When grilling, aim for an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C). Use an instant-read thermometer to check the thickest part of the salmon, avoiding the bone if necessary. This will prevent overcooking and keep the salmon tender and juicy.

Q: Can I use frozen salmon for grilling?

A: Absolutely! Frozen salmon can be a convenient option for grilling. To ensure even cooking, thaw the salmon completely before grilling. You can thaw it overnight in the refrigerator or using the defrost function of your microwave. Make sure to pat the salmon dry before adding the lemon herb marinade or seasoning.

Q: What should I do if I don’t have a grill?

A: While grilling gives your salmon a unique smoky flavor, you can get it right without grilling. Use a grill pan or cast-iron cast-iron on the stovetop and heat the pan to medium-high. Follow the same grill instructions and adjust the cooking time to your liking. You can bake your salmon in the oven at 375°F/190°C for about 12-15 minutes.

Q: Can I substitute the herbs in the marinade?

A: Absolutely! One of the best things about cooking is being able to mix and match the flavors you like. If you don’t like dill or parsley on your salmon, don’t be afraid to use other herbs like basil, thyme, or even rosemary. If you can’t get your hands on fresh herbs, you can always add a small amount of dried herbs to your salmon recipe. This flexibility will help you create a salmon with the lemon herb that’s just right for you.

Q: How long can I store leftover grilled salmon?

A: Leftover grilled salmon can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To maintain its flavor and texture, consider reheating it gently in a pan with a splash of olive oil or using it as a topping for salads or sandwiches.


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Hopefully, by now you’ve fully understood how to make this salmon recipe, and in this guide, I’ve tried to pass on all my knowledge to you so that even if you’re not a professional chef, you can still make this recipe with restaurant-quality flavor. There will be no less.
Choose fresh ingredients, and grilling techniques, and follow step-by-step instructions to create restaurant-quality flavors. Don’t be afraid to try new things. The only thing holding you back is your fear of failure. Here’s what you need to know to make a delicious, healthy, and low-carb salmon. Unlock your inner chef. Happy cooking!


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