After living in California for 2 years, buying a grill was more than just a little overdue. I absolutely love how food tastes when cooked directly on a flame and the uncertainty of cooking directly on fire makes everything a little bit more exciting. Plus, I’ve never been a huge fan of super fancy meals with exotic ingredients and preparations. My idea of the perfect meal is extremely simple, prepared and cooked as naturally as possible. Lightly seasoning a piece of fresh meat or fresh and throwing it on the grill, is to me, heaven.
This Simply Grilled Salmon is just that, simple, both in its flavors and preparation.
- 1 lb wild salmon, skin on
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt, to taste
- cracked black pepper, to taste
- dried oregano, to taste
- dried basil, to taste
- Heat grill to high.
- Remove any pin bones from the salmon with a bone remover.
- Rinse salmon and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Pour 1 tablespoon of oil over salmon and gently rub.
- Season to taste.
- Place salmon face down on grill and cover, cooking for 3-5 minutes depending on thickness.
- When ready, salmon will have char marks and will be easier to lift off grates.
- Flip with metal tongs or spatula and cook for another 2-4 minutes on the skin side, until crispy.