BEST GRILLED SALMON RECIPES
21/2-3 lb / 1.25-1.5 kg /21/2-3 lb whole
salmon, cleaned weight
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup /30-40g / 1-11/2 oz fresh dill,
1/4 cup/60g /2 oz butter
Oil or butter to grease foil
The foil is used as a cradle, rather than
as a wrap. It should be long enough to cradle the whole fish, with a
bit at either end for ease in handling. Grease the foil thickly with
hotter (or brush it all over with olive oil) to prevent sticking, and
poke holes in it with a skewer so that the smoke can reach the fish.
Season the fish inside and out with lemon
juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Put three or four sprigs of dill in
the cavity and place the fish on the foil. Leave to stand for 20
minutes for the flavors to mingle.
Cook over a hot fire. After five minutes,
carefully turn the fish in the foil cradle, and repeat at 5-minute
intervals. The fish should be cooked in 20-30 minutes in total,
depending on how you like your salmon.
Beat together the chopped dill, the
butter (soften it in the microwave) and the mustard (add more to
taste); this, and the lemon wedges, accompany the fish. Rather than
trying to lift it out of the foil when it is cooked, just roll it onto
the serving platter.
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