A quick and easy nutritious food, this Herb Grilled Salmon takes only a few ingredients, 10 minutes to cook, and is packed with healthy omega-3s, protein, vitamins & minerals.
After making this salmon multiple times this summer, I finally got around to posting it. Seafood in the summer is a must for me. I eat it all year round, but in the summer it brings back such good memories. My family has a house in Rehoboth Beach, DE and we grew up going there every weekend. My dad has a boat so I was immersed with being on the water, fishing, and seafood at a young age. I remember when I was younger my dad would go out fishing with his friends and then bring home our dinner for the night. You really can’t be that kind of freshness. Wild caught at it’s fineness haha!
Now that I am living in Austin, saltwater is about a 4 hour drive away. Luckily I can grab some fresh seafood at the grocery store to fill my needs. You can also find wild caught seafood in the frozen section that isn’t too bad. You can’t beat fresh, but the frozen kind is cheaper and more convenient for a lot of people.
This herb grilled salmon is so easy to make, which has been the name of the game for me recently. No time for 100 ingredients, multiple steps, and hours in the kitchen. I mean I love cooking, but during the summer I want to be outside. All you need to do is mix up the marinade, let it refrigerate, and then grill. I don’t know how it could get much easier than that, besides just grilling, but you want those fresh herbs for some flavor!
Salmon is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. But we want to make sure we are getting wild caught if we can. Wild caught salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are helpful for your heart and brain health, inflammation, circulation, memory, and blood sugar control. The kicker is that salmon is packed with all this omega-3 fats because of the food they eat. When they eat their natural diet in the wild (mackerel, sardines, krill, and other fish), the result is they are filled with those omega-3s. Farmed salmon do not get to eat their natural diet, so their health benefits are not the same.
So if you can, buy wild caught when possible. I guarantee the taste will be 100x better as well!
- ½ pound wild caught Alaskan salmon, skin on, deboned and cut into 2 fillets
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¼ cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Mix together lemon juice, parsley, cilantro, olive oil, and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the mixture on top of the salmon fillets (skinless side), place on a plate or sealable container, cover, and refrigerate for 1-3 hours.
- Heat grill to medium-high heat. Once hot, place salmon skin side down directly on grill. Cook for 10 minutes until fish is done and opaque all the way through.
- Serve with some veggies and enjoy!
Do you love seafood? What is your favorite kind?