Cilantro Salmon on the Grill

Enjoy your dinner with this grilled salmon accompanied by sauce made of mayonnaise, cilantro, capers and onion.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 4 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 6

Ingredients

Sauce

1/2
cup mayonnaise
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons drained capers
2
tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1
tablespoon lemon juice

Salmon

1
cup purchased Italian salad dressing
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1
cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2
lb. salmon fillets (with skin)
1/4
to 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 GRILL DIRECTIONS: In small bowl, combine all sauce ingredients; mix well. Refrigerate while preparing salmon.
  • 2 In shallow nonmetal dish, combine salad dressing, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 cup cilantro; mix well. Add salmon; turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours to marinate.
  • 3 Meanwhile, heat grill. When ready to grill, remove salmon from marinade; reserve marinade. Place salmon, skin side down, on gas grill over medium-low heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium-low coals. Sprinkle with pepper; cover grill. Cook 12 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork, brushing once or twice with reserved marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.
  • 4 To serve, carefully remove skin from salmon; discard skin. Serve salmon with sauce. If desired, garnish with lemon wedges and cilantro.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    390
    (
    Calories from Fat
    270),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    30g
    30%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    95mg
    95%;
    Sodium
    330mg
    330%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    2g
    2%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    27g
    27%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    4 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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