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Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Dill Butter

Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Dill Butter
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 0 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 2
When it comes to grilling salmon, why tinker with greatness? A spritz of lemon and a sprinkle of dill is all you need.
Updated January 20, 2010

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 (4-oz.) salmon fillets

Steps

  • 1
    Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, combine butter, dill, lemon peel and lemon juice; blend well.
  • 2
    When grill is heated, carefully oil grill rack. Place salmon fillets, skin side up, on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cover grill; cook 3 minutes. Turn skin side down; cook an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork. Serve salmon with lemon-dill butter mixture.

  • The dill can be finely "chopped" by snipping it with a kitchen scissors over plastic wrap or waxed paper.
  • Make the butter mixture up to two weeks ahead; store it in the refrigerator and remove just before serving.
  • To broil salmon, place, skin side down, on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide, turning once.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
215
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
14%
14%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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