I splurged the other day. Bought two lovely salmon fillets. Mmmm, were they ever delicious on the grill. You see, we had an unusually balmy February day. 67 degrees! How could we not uncover the grill?! The kids were running about outside in the mud and muck. My brothers were here working. We decided to invite them for dinner and grill up the salmon.
So at 2 in the afternoon, I whipped up this marinade. It’s so simple and deliciously flavorful. They say you aren’t supposed to marinate fish for much longer than a half hour but the salmon didn’t seem affected by the long soak time. In fact, I’d say it only helped it. Maybe I have no idea what I’m talking about.
Adapted from Goodness and Joy Cooking (my church’s cookbook)
1/2 cup olive oil
2 T Cajun seasoning (recipe below)
1 T dried parsley
2 T lemon juice
1 T honey
1 T low-sodium soy sauce
Combine ingredients. Plop in the salmon and make sure every square inch has gotten drenched in the marinade. Cover and refrigerate a few hours. Cook in whatever fashion you please…we used the grill.
Yield: enough marinade for two nice salmon fillets
Adapted from some recipe I found on the world wide web
2 T paprika
1 T salt
1 T freshly ground black pepper
2 t garlic powder
2 t onion powder
1 t cayenne pepper (original recipe said two)
1 t dried oregano
1 t dried thyme
Stir all the spices together and store in a jar.
Yield: about 1/3 cup