Full Recipe

Barbequed Salmon

While we’re still having beautiful weather with warm evenings, barbecueing is a must in our household. I’m always looking for easy and different thing  to cook on the BBQ other than the usual sausages etc. One of our old favourites comes from Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian cooking book – I’ve had the book since the late seventies and it’s still my reference for delicious Indian food.  You can make this spicy or not to your taste.

  • Ingredients (serves 6):
  • 6 salmon steaks, pieces cut from a fillet or a whole fillet 
(great when there are a few of you)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 med onion – roughly chopped
  • 
1 whole head of garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 
2 cms piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • Optional:
  • 1-3 fresh hot green chillies or 1/4-1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 
11/2 tsp salt
  • 
1 tsp turmeric
  • 
freshly ground black pepper

Blend 2 tbsps of the olive oil, lemon juice, onion, garlic, ginger, chilies or cayenne, salt, turmeric and pepper.
If you are uncertain about the hotness start with a little of the chilli or cayenne at a time. Taste it. Once the mixture is spread on the salmon it will taste half as hot.
Cover the salmon with the marinade, cover and leave in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Heat the BBQ and brush the grill with the remaining oil. Drizzle a little on the salmon. Cook the salmon quickly on both sides. Brush the grill with oil again before you turn the salmon.
To serve sprinkle the salmon with a little finely chopped coriander and garnish with lemon wedges.
Great with a simple green salad and boiled baby potatoes with plenty of parsley.