How I love grilled salmon! It is so versatile and can go into so many recipes from tacos, to pastas or just grill it up on the barbecue. This recipe takes sauteed sweet onions and grills them right on top of the fish to pack a tasty punch to your salmon.
Salmon is a major part of my diet. Fish is good for you and is easier than you think to make. If you’ve been intimidated to grill fish, do not fear! It’s actually quite simple. Just take a deep breath and relax, you can do it!
Here is an easy Guide to Grilling for fish and other types of food you may find helpful.
Health Benefits of Grilled Salmon
This recipe is frequently made at Casa Lori. Health benefits include:
- Excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D, and selenium
- Good source of niacin, omega-3 fatty acids and protein.
- Helps to aid in proper cardiovascular health, correct muscle and tissue development, boosted eye health, and efficient body metabolism.
And I know that as I have gotten older, I can use all the help I can get for my metabolism!
Foil pack recipes are great for camping
This is an excellent meal to cook over the campfire. Camping is a favorite summer activity for many couples. Hiking, biking… you name it. Fresh mountain air is the best! For cooking, just wrap your salmon in heavy duty foil and cook right on the grill or above the campfire. Makes for an easy clean up too and I’d rather be star gazing then cleaning dishes.
You wanted it now, here it is. One of the BEST salmon recipes I’ve made in a long time. Using sweet onions over red or yellow, this grilled salmon takes on a whole new flavor and it’s not “onion-y” at all. And it’s delicious.
Sweet Onion Grilled Salmon
3 medium sized sweet onions, peeled
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 Tablespoons butter
1 cup crisp light white wine
2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 Tablespoons sweet honey mustard
1/3 cup honey
Salt & pepper to taste
1.5 – 2 pound salmon fillet (I used half of the large fresh salmon from Costco)
Rinse and pat dry the salmon fillet and place it on a large piece of foil. Salt and pepper the top to taste. Add about ½ of the onion mix to the top of the salmon and pour the ¼ cup of the liquid from the skillet around the fillet.
This grilled salmon was inspired by a one I had during a catered lunch at work. I love to experiment with fish recipes so when I tasted the catered lunch, I just HAD to copycat it.
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If you make this recipe, take a photo & share it to Instagram and tag me (@lorisculinarycreations) & use my hashtag #LorisCulinaryCreations. I want to see your creations!
And don’t forget to check out the Grilling Guide I talked about earlier.