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Mayonnaise Grilled Salmon: Simple, Savory, Succulent

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Mayonnaise Grilled Salmon

Mayonnaise Grilled Salmon

Copyright 2010 Kevin D Weeks
My mother first made Mayonnaise Grilled Salmon when I was kid. Spreading mayo on fish before grilling it may seem odd, but mayo is mostly oil flavored with lemon juice, salt, and sometimes mustard and herbs - exactly the sort of ingredients you might ordinarily coat fish with before grilling it. And in fact I strongly recommend using dilled mayonnaise when making this. I prefer grilling it over charcoal, but it's mightly good even if you use a grill pan on the stove. (Larger image.) Serves 2.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Preparation:

1. Carefully run your finger up the center of the filet (against the grain) and if you find any pin bones pull them out with a small pair of needle-nosed pliers.

2. Lightly spread mayo on both sides of the filets. Set aside.

3. Heat the grill (or grill pan) to medium heat for charcoal and medium-high heat if using a grill pan.

4. Place the filets, flesh-side down, on the grill at a diagonal angle and grill for 3 1/2 minutes.

5. Using a very thin, wide spatula, rotate each filet 1/2 turn (flesh-side down) and cook another 3 1/2 minutes. This produces that lovely crosshatch pattern.

6. Turn filets over (skin-side down) and cook another 3 - 4 minutes depending on how thick the filets are.

7. Serve with a dollop of mayonnaise and a sprig of dill.

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