Mean Chef's Simple Grilled Salmon Fillets With Spicy Herb Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

One of my adopted recipes. I haven't tried it yet, but salmon and herbs--what's not to like?! The original poster said: "Easy and tasty grill recipe"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rub the salmon fillets on both sides with the vegetable oil and sprinkle them generously with salt& pepper.
  2. Place them over the coals and grill until they are just opaque throughout, 6 to 8 minutes per side.
  3. To check for doneness, poke the fish with your finger to check its firmness level; if you're unsure, nick, peek, and cheat: Cut into one of the fillets at its thickest point and peek to be sure it is just opaque all the way through.
  4. While the salmon is cooking, combine all the sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until Serve each salmon fillet topped with a spoonful of the sauce, passing any remaining sauce on the side.


Most Helpful

This is a terrific recipe and although I did us salmon, I can see interchanging this with any fish that is light in nature. Very easy to put together, and very aromatic too. I brushed the fish with 1/2 the amount of butter and drizzled in some EVOO, (a tablespoon in all) then rubbing the salt and pepper over the skin of the fish. Added the blended spice herb sauce, which was aromatic and very lovely! I spooned the top with the sauce and served with a crusty roll. Very nice indeed. Certainly will keep this in my "use often" file. thanks Halcyon! Made for *Everyday is a Holiday* January 2009.

Andi of Longmeadow Farm January 21, 2009

We loved this - I am a certified salmon freak and my fiance loves all things spicy so this was a hit. I used quite a bit less oil in the sauce (1 Tbsp) and more Tabasco so it was a thicker sauce but it was full of flavor with a kick. I loved the hint of lemon with the cilantro and mint. It made quite a bit of sauce so I batched the extra up to see if it works out of the freezer for later meals.

stacylu April 04, 2005

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