Herbed balsamic salmon

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PREP TIME

5 min

Makes

4 servings

* PLUS Grilling Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets , each about 180 g and 1-in. thick
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 salt
  • 1/4 ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or mint , or a mixture

Instructions

  • Lightly oil grill. Heat barbecue to medium-high. Lightly brush tops of fillets with a total of 1 tsp (5 mL) oil. Pour remaining oil into a small bowl. Stir in vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Finely chop herbs and stir into vinaigrette. (If making ahead, add herbs just before using or they will darken.)
  • Place fish, skin side up, on grill. Barbecue with lid closed until a knife tip inserted in centre of fish comes out warm, 8 to 10 minutes. Turn halfway through. Place on plates. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Excellent with our Grilled Ratatouille Salad (also in the Recipe File).

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 313,
  • Protein
  • 26.1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.7 g,
  • Fat
  • 21.3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 645 mg.

Grilled salmon is a popular choice for summer barbecues. No need to smother the fish with lots of heavy spices or sauces–let its natural flavour shine through! Simply dress up the fish after grilling with a drizzle of herbed balsamic vinaigrette.