Common Questions About George Foreman Grill Salmon
Q: How long can cooked salmon be stored? A: In an airtight container, 3-4 in the refrigerator.
Q: Can I use frozen salmon for this recipe? A: It can be tough to get even grilling on a contact grill using frozen salmon filets. Thinner, more even cuts work the best when frozen. And be sure to count on a few extra minutes for the cooking time. Maybe as much as double, depending on the size of the filet.
Q: What additional seasonings can I use? A: The sky is the limit with this one, but one of my favorites is to swap the paprika for smoked paprika. Smoked paprika adds a whole new depth of flavor. Fresh lemon zest is another favorite. There’s nothing quite like freshly grated lemon zest on fish. It adds such a vibrance to the flavor profile.
How to Make Salmon on a George Foreman Grill
Mix all the ingredients together, coat the salmon on all sides with butter or olive oil, add the seasoning mix. If using skin-on salmon filets, go ahead and put a little seasoning on that side too. Be sure to get the sides as sell. We have plenty of seasoning to get those filets bursting with flavor.
Grill the salmon for 6-10 minutes, depending on the thickness. You can turn the filets, or even flip them if you want to get more even grilling in the case that your filets are not even thickness throughout. But really, just leaving them be for the cooking time is just fine too.
Salmon is cooked to perfection when it flakes apart easily with a fork. It’s ok if the middle is a bit pink, that’s actually what we want. As with most recipes, the doneness of the salmon (or any food) is best measured with an instant read thermometer. These inexpensive tools are invaluable in your kitchen. You want the center to be 145°(F). To avoid overcooking the salmon and to get that perfect result, pull the salmon off the grill when the internal temp reads close to 140°(f), then let it rest on a plate, covered in foil for 5 minutes. The salmon will continue to cook and reach the desired temperature. The results will be awesome. There will be just enough char on the outside with a nice, tender and moist meat that’s oh so good.
I always like to serve a good, fresh green vegetable with salmon. After all, we’re usually trying to stay on the healthy side with this recipe, and a good green vegetable goes right along with that. Our asparagus recipes are perfect – both our Oven Baked Asparagus with Garlic and Parmesan and Best Damn Air Fryer Asparagus. Naturally, some fresh steam broccoli is an excellent side dish. And a good bowl of soup beforehand is the perfect accompaniment. Try our Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Soup.
Salmon doesn’t take a lot of time to be cooked. But if you want it to get nice grill marks you might want to keep it in the center while cooking. If you are worried about overcooking it you can always put it in the oven and finish right after getting those grill marks. Alternatively, some people like to lower the heat (e.g. medium heat) and cook it for a longer period.
Salmon is a good source of vitamin D and potassium. But if you are still not into it, this delicious George Foreman Grilled Salmon recipe might just be the perfect one for you to get started with it.
Some fish lovers use a different approach when cooking – wrap the salmon fillet in foil with all the spices in it and throw it on the grill on medium heat. After 20-25 minutes it’s done. This method is really handy when you are busy and just want to get the salmon done on the side.
One drawback of this is the fish might be a little bit dry for you. If that’s the case, you can use a cedar board and keep it juicy with all the flavors in it. This allows the salmon to cook evenly without you having to flip it. However, keep in mind that the fish will taste completely different from a seared one.
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