Salmon done on the grill just screams summer to me. I think that has a lot to do with the fact that I love fishing in the summer and over the years I have caught my fair share of rainbow trout. A good sized rainbow that comes out of a nice cold lake is so similar to salmon that I tend to cook them using the same methods. Salmon is firm and flaky and the flavour holds up well to tasty additions without being overwhelmed. Salmon is also incredibly healthy – packed full of healthy fat, Omegas and a big dose of protein. Salmon is so versatile and so easy to cook with it’s nearly impossible to get wrong.
I love citrus with any type of fish. Although lemon is generally what we think of when we cook fish most other citrus fruits work equally as well. This grilled salmon dish uses fresh oranges to add a little light flavour and a slightly tangy sesame and Hoisin Sauce to pull it all together. Because the salmon is grilled wrapped in foil this makes it a perfect campfire dish as well.
Grilled Orange Sesame Salmon
- 4 salmon fillets
- 3 tablespoons of Blue Dragon Hoisin Sauce
- 1 teaspoon of Blue Dragon Sesame Oil
- 1 tablespoon of chopped green onion
- 2 teaspoons of sesame seeds
- 3 fresh oranges
Preheat the grill to medium heat.
Peel two of the oranges and slice.
Combine the hoisin sauce, sesame oil, green onion and sesame seeds in a small bowl. Cut the remaining orange in half and squeeze the juice from it into the bowl with the other ingredients. Mix well.
Place the salmon fillets on a large plate or baking dish. Place about three orange slices over each fillet (more or less depending on the size of your fillets). Spoon the sauce over the salmon. Cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Wrap each piece of salmon securely in tin foil, spooning a little sauce over each piece. Cook for about 7 minutes on each side. The salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork.
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