North African-Style Grilled Salmon Recipe – Char-Broil Great Book of Grilling

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North African Grilled Salmon, one of many grilling recipes in the Char-Broil Great Book of Grilling
North African Grilled Salmon, one of many grilling recipes in the Char-Broil Great Book of Grilling

You know what woke me up this morning? A baby bird begging for his morning breakfast! It seems a mother took to nesting in one of our trees nearby. When Spring rouses from the depths of a Florida winter, we start breaking out the grill. And this past Christmas, David bought us Char-broil Big Easy Smoker Grill. I am eager to put it to use, too! Even though the weather is just now warming up, he’s already prepared a few meals on it. He’s got such a talent for it! While the kitchen is mostly my domain, I leave the grilling to him. He does wonders with my veggies and grilled salmon.

Do you like grilling?

During grilling season, nothing beats grilled vegetables. I love wrapping my favorite veggies in a foil pouch, drizzling with a little olive, poking in a few fresh herb sprigs, and cooking them on the grill. But, I also love grilled fish! Char-broil sent me an advanced reading copy of their yet unreleased book, Char-Broil Great Book of Grilling: 300 Tasty Recipes for Every Meal. (Available April 15, 2018 – or preorder now). This massive grilling recipe book contains 300 recipes, including gorgeous full-color photos of every single dish! While it’s not a vegetarian or pescatarian recipe book, it is plum full of fish and veggie recipes. Ummm… it’s even got dessert recipes! Mississippi River Pie anyone?

North African-Style Grilled Salmon recipe – it’s what for lunch!

Char-Broil Great Book of Grilling: 300 Tasty Recipes for Every Meal
Char-Broil Great Book of Grilling

The easy-to-follow book contains nine chapters. Each chapter begins listing that sections recipes. Every recipe includes a high quality, full-color photo. I swear if you aren’t licking the book before you get to the 2nd recipe, you aren’t human. By the way, the second recipe is Garlic and Rosemary Butter Grilled Brie. I cannot wait to break out the grill and try the feta-stuffed portabellos. Oh! But the Cajun grilled mahi-mahi with avocado salsa looks divine, too! But, now, I’m hungry. So, I’m gonna go start some lunch, and this North African-Style Grilled Salmon recipe from page 228 in the Char-Broil Great Book of Grilling calls my name.

I use only wild-caught salmon in my cooking. Also, the original recipe calls for plain low-fat yogurt. I substitute greek yogurt because I like the tang. Also, many regular yogurts contain gelatin, but most Greek yogurt does not.

North African-style Grilled Salmon

North African Style Grilled Salmon

The perfect pescatarian recipe to break in the grilling season!

  • 4 salmon steaks or fillets (4 to 6 ounces each), fresh, thawed, or frozen
  • 1 4-ounce jar green olives, drained and sliced
  • 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons slivered red onion

Reserve 2 tablespoons of the olives. Blend remaining olives, yogurt, parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, paprika, cumin, turmeric, salt, and pepper flakes; set aside. Rinse any ice glaze from frozen salmon under cold water, and pat dry with a paper towel. Preheat grill to medium-high.

Coat a heavy skillet with oil, and place on grill to preheat. Brush both sides of salmon with oil. Place salmon in heated skillet, and cook, uncovered, about 3 to 4 minutes until browned. Turn salmon over, and sprinkle with lemon pepper. Cover pan tightly, and reduce heat to medium. Cook an additional 6 to 8 minutes for frozen salmon; 3 to 4 minutes for fresh or thawed fish. To serve, spoon sauce over each salmon portion, and sprinkle with reserved olives and slivered onion.

Full Nutrition Information

Serves 4, Calories 370, Total Fat 25g, Cholesterol 75 mg, Potassium 125 mg, Sodium 5479mg, Total Carbohydrate 8 g, Dietary Fiber 2 g, Sugars 4 g, Protein 30g, Vitamin A 66%, Vitamin C 75 %, Calcium 12 %, Iron 19 %

The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the USFDA. I use a publicly available online nutrition calculator. Nutrition information may vary by brands used and individual cooking methods.

Grilling Season sprung with spring! This North African Grilled Salmon recipe is the perfect recipe to welcome the season!
Grilling Season sprung with spring! This North African Grilled Salmon recipe is the perfect recipe to welcome the season!
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Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

Alicia Taylor

Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

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