Awesome, Easy, Salmon Recipe #3 – Tequila Lime Grilled Salmon

Awesome, Easy, Salmon Recipe #3 – Tequila Lime Grilled Salmon

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!

Salmon Recipes from the Wild, An Alaskan Salmon Cookbook, Joseph Classen
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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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