Cilantro Lime SalmonCilantro Lime Salmon is very tasty way to cook salmon. This variation highlights the cilantro flavor with lime and garlic. The salmon can be baked, broiled, grilled or smoked.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes baked or grilled, 15 minutes broiled, 4-6 hours smoked
Serves: 4-6 people

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of salmon with skin
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 2 limes – 4 tablespoons of juice and a 1/2 teaspoon of lime zest
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper

Directions:

Combine fresh chopped cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, minced garlic, extra virgin olive oil into a bowl. Add fresh ground sea salt and pepper to taste. Mix together. Evenly coat salmon with mixture and sit in refrigerator for 15-30 minutes.

If baking, pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Coat baking dish with non-stick spray. Place the salmon in the dish and cover. Cook for 30 minutes.

If broiling, coat baking dish with non-stick spray. Place the salmon in the dish. Broil for 12 to 15 minutes.

If grilling, heat the grill between medium to medium-high temperature of about 300 to 400°F. Use direct heat to grill the salmon. Grill salmon in foil for softer meat or direct to rack for a crisper, grilled outside.

If smoking, prepare smoker and heat cooking area to 200°F. Smoke with your favorite wood. I recommend using hickory for this recipe. Place salmon directly on rack. Smoke for 4 to 6 hours.

Salmon should have an internal temperature of 145 to 155°F before serving.