Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cilantro Marinated Salmon #46

For some reason I can't get enough salmon here lately.  I crave it!  Which is really weird since I wouldn't touch the stuff a year ago!  It's been a gorgeous day, and I'm so happy to be grilling out!

The case:
4 salmon fillets
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

1.  Season fillets with salt and pepper, onion powder, and red pepper flakes. Set aside in a baking dish.
2.  In a medium bowl, mix together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, balsamic vinegar, sugar, green onions, and cilantro. Pour marinade over salmon; cover, and refrigerate overnight, or at least 6 hours.
3.  Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).  Arrange salmon on a broiling sheet. Place in a preheated oven, and bake for 5 minutes. Increase heat to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C), turn fillets, and broil 5 minutes more.
The ruling:
I left out the green onions, used regular (dark) balsamic vinegar.  and only put red pepper flakes on half of the salmon.  It was so beautiful we grilled the salmon instead of cooking in the oven.  Michael and I are still learning about grilling, and when I say that I mean Michael is.  We had the temperature too low on the fire, so the salmon took longer to cook and this ended up drying out the fish a bit.  It was still really good though.

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