Lemon Basil Salmon

Salmon is by far our favorite fish — we usually broil it in foil with lemon, butter, onions, and mushrooms, but I recently discovered and made this EXTREMELY tasty recipe. It was well loved by the whole crew, including my one-year-old who isn’t so keen on the spices. In total, our little family of three ate 6 fillets in one sitting! Goes exceptionally well with a garden salad, rice, and a nice Chardonnay.

6-8 fillets salmon
1/4 c olive oil
1/4 c lemon juice (freshly squeezed or bottled)
1 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel (not necessary)
1T fresh minced basil OR 1 tsp dried basil
dash of pepper

Combine all ingredients but salmon, making a marinade. Place salmon in plastic bag and cover with 1/2 to 3/4 of the marinade. Refrigerate for 1 hour or more. Remove salmon from bag (discard the marinade in bag) and grill 5 minutes, skin side up, over medium coals (or you can broil). Turn and baste with remaining marinade, grill 5 minutes more or until it flakes easily with fork.

(From Zion Cookbook, p 184 — I made a few slight changes to the recipe.)

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2 Responses

  1. […] This picture is of lemon basil salmon. […]

  2. This sounds delicious, Jamie. Can’t wait to try it.

    Nice header, girls!

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