Salmon is sure to wake the senses! Whether it is King, Coho, Atlantic, Keta or Sockeye, salmon is great on the grill.
Begin with the following ingredients:
2 lbs fresh salmon - thick slices (3-4)
1/4 Cup whiskey
1/4 Cup orange juice - fresh
1/4 Cup soy sauce
4 cloves garlic - minced
3 Tbs olive oil - light
1 Tbs fresh cracked black pepper
1 Tbs salt
After scaling and de-boneing, rinse and dry. Place the fish on the plate. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a non-reactive bowl (glass or plastic). Next, place the fish in the same bowl making sure to cover all surfaces of the fish. Allow to marinate several hours in the refrigerator (covered) before grilling.
Next, prepare your grill for direct grilling making sure the grill is at least 350 degrees. To keep the fish together, it is best to use either a fish basket, grill topper or big grill brush to hold the fish together. (For your convenience, these items are available at The Barbecue Store.
Turn several times to prevent burning and check doneness with a fork. Salmon should flake when a fork is inserted into the thickest part and twisted. Do not over cook!. Remove and serve at once. You will find this to be a superb meal.