Southwest Grilled Salmon With Cilantro Lime Butter

Total Time
2hrs 27mins
Prep 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

Contrasting flavors bring out the best in what is quickly becoming an American backyard favorite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For Salmon: Whisk together olive oil, cumin, chili powder and several chopped cilantro leaves, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Coat flesh side of fish heavily with oil mixture and allow to marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  3. Grill well marinated fish on high- skin side down- until just after fat begins to seep from salmon flesh.
  4. Fish should be cooked through, but still very moist.
  5. Before serving mix melted butter with juice from both limes and crushed and chopped cilantro leaves.
  6. Pour over salmon and serve immediately.
  7. This dish goes well with oven roasted asparagus or a tossed salad.


Most Helpful

We really enjoyed this different way to flavor and present salmon. The lime cilantro butter finishing sauce was particularly good. I would eat it on any seafood. I'd even eat it on chicken. Heck! I'd eat it on veggies. Or from a spoon. Yum!

ctrmom March 13, 2014

This recipe is sooo good. I thought the spices in the recipe were going to be to spicy and they were perfect. This has the perfect flavor. I love the butter, cilantro, lime mixture poured over the top. I blended mine in a magic bullet. I will definitely share this with friends and use next time I make salmon! This is a must try.

K W. January 06, 2014

This is such a great recipe. Easy and quick. I had it with a salad and layed in on wild rice with corn. This absorbed the butter/lime/cilantro flavor. I will surely make again.

Wyomingchef August 16, 2009

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