Alaskan sockeye salmon is quite possibly the most nutrition-dense fish you can eat. It’s packed full of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, high in protein and low in calories. Salmon is also high in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, selenium, niacin, thiamin, and phosphorus. You can make Alaskan sockeye salmon in recipes or simply grill it. No matter how you prepared salmon, it’s wholesome, healthy, and delicious.
One of the best Alaskan sockeye salmon recipes has to be lime-marinated and grilled salmon. Lime and the smoky flavor of grilling compliments the flavor of salmon perfectly.
Lime-Marinated Grilled Salmon
¼ cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 clove minced garlic
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon ginger powder
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
4 Alaskan sockeye salmon steaks with skin
Mix the marinade ingredients together in a glass baking dish and add the salmon steaks. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
While gas grills are easy, you’ll get a better, smoky flavor with charcoal. Whatever type of grill you choose, a temperature high enough to sear the meat makes the best salmon. If you’re using a gas grill, set it to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Grill the salmon skin-side down first. Put the lid down on the grill to encourage both heat and smoke. After about 6-8 minutes, the skin will be crispy enough to easily turn the salmon. Grill on the meat side for 1-2 minutes.
Before serving, sprinkle with the chopped cilantro. A perfect side dish is grilled asparagus spears.