Welcome back to the third installment of my Awesome, Easy, Salmon Recipe series. South meets North, as ingredients that are commonly used on a variety of whitefish from the lower 48 and South America, are applied to the cold-water salmon of Alaska. This recipe calls for a few more ingredients than most of my other easy to make salmon dishes, but all of them are readily available at your local market. So, let’s get stared!
Serving Size 3-4 people
1 medium to large Alaskan salmon fillet
1 cup Tequila
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh ground black pepper
1 tablespoon minced onions
1 tablespoon minced garlic
4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (or simply two limes)
3 tablespoons minced cilantro
1 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
Step 1 – Grill the salmon fillet at medium-high heat (375 – 400 degrees) until flakey…generally 15 minutes, or longer for thicker fillets. If grilling with indirect heat it will take about 5 to 10 minutes longer. I prefer to grill on charcoal with either hickory, apple, or alder chips for a fantastic smoked flavor!
Step 2 – Mix all ingredients and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. For a milder tequila flavor, simmer for 10 – 15 minutes at a slightly higher heat.
Step 3 – Serve sauce over salmon (and vegetables) and enjoy!
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