Grilled Dilled Salmon Steaks

by Donna Dick

Not only fast and delicious, but inexpensive too~!

Not only fast and delicious, but inexpensive too~!

Baking & Broiling instructions also included.
Need a Quick Fix dinner that is also inexpensive, satisfying and delicious? Your wish is granted. These Grilled Dilled Salmon Steaks are seasoned with a hint dill, then grilled over a hardwood flame to add just the right touch of smokey flavor...Oh My~!

Servings: 2
Yield: 4 salmon steaks
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 8-10 minutes
Ready in: 25 minutes (includes wood soak time)

1 , 1 lb package frozen Salmon fillets (about $5)
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tsp dill weed
salt to taste (optional)
1/2 cup (*)hardwood chips for smokey flavor
1- 12" x 16" sheet of aluminum foil

1. Remove frozen Salmon fillets from freezer and (if they are not already individually sealed) place into a plastic bag. Place bag in a bowl of lukewarm water to thaw.

2. Prepare a foil packet to hold the woodchips: Fold aluminum foil in half to 12"x8". Fold in half again lengthways. Fold over and seal 2 of the 3 open edges to form a pocket, leaving one end open. Place woodchips in foil pocket. Fill with water then fold to seal the 3rd edge. Set aside in a bowl or lay outside just in case it leaks. Allow to soak at least 15 minutes.

3. While woodchips are soaking, prepare salmon steaks. Dip both sides of salmon steaks in butter and sprinkle with dill weed. Set aside.

4. (**)Preheat grill. Propane grill to medium hot. For Charcoal grill, place grate 8 inches above coals.

5. Poke 3 small holes in top (NOT on both sides) of woodchip's foil pocket and allow all of the water to drain out. Place on grill over flame, holes side up.

6. Place salmon steaks on grate. Grill for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until steaks flake easily with fork. Serve with side of lemon or lime, or Dilled Sauce.

7. Dilled Sauce:(optional)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon-style prepared mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
->Whisk together all ingredients until well blended. Chill before serving.


Cooking Tips:
(*)No need to "buy" wood chips. I usually get mine in the woods when I go hiking. Just look for a branch from an oak, hickory, or other suitable hardwood tree. You can either chop it into chips or just cut it into chunks and soak the wood (for 1 hr) before using.

(**)Omit foil packet and woodchips if cooking indoors.
NOTE: You will be missing the great smokey flavor if prepared in the oven, but it is still a delicious dish.

Baking instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place fish on oiled baking pan. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes.

Broiling instructions: Set oven to broil. Place fish on oiled baking pan and set 4 to 5 inches beneath heat. Broil approximately 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.

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