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North African-style Grilled Salmon

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time8 minsTotal Time18 mins

The perfect pescatarian recipe to break in the grilling season! Don't feel like grilling? Just cook in a skillet in the kitchen

North African Style Grilled Salmon

 16 oz Salmon Filets (about 4 filets)
 4 oz jar green olives, drained and sliced
 ¾ cup plain greek yogurt
 ½ cup chopped parsley
 ¼ cup chopped cilantro
 3 tbsp lemon juice
 2 tbsp olive oil
 2 tsp paprika
 1 tbsp minced garlic
 1 tsp ground cumin
 1 tsp tumeric
 ½ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
 1 tsp Lemon-pepper seasoning
 2 tbsp 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 4 oz

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 370
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g39%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 5479mg229%
Potassium 125mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 8g3%

Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 30g60%

Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 75%
Calcium 12%
Iron 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.