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Grilled Salmon and Asparagus

Grilled salmon and asparagus tonight.

XLBGE X 2, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys


  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    Looks great. I cook that dish once a week for my family. Do you ever brine the salmon? I tried it and it makes a big difference.
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • No I have never brined. We usually do salmon as a hot smoke.  Tell me about brining.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    The brine is simple salt and water. 2 qts water and 4 tbls kosher salt. Dissolve the salt and brine the salmon for 15 minutes. Rinse well and cook as normal. I cook 400 raised direct for approx 15 min. Really adds a depth of flavor (sorry for the food network comment).
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • I will have to try that.  My grilling salmon (as opposed to hot smoke) is exactly the same, raised, 400, 15 minutes.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

  • bodskibodski Posts: 369
    Looks great. I'm going to try this over the weekend. Do you guys add any wood chips or chunks? Do you ever use planks?


    LBGE, Weber Kettle, Weber Gasser

  • radamoradamo Posts: 362
    Does 15 minutes of direct grill time dry the salmon out?  How thick are your salmon steaks?
    Long Island, NY
  • Looks really good.  Two of my egg favorites.  I've never tried brining, but will have to now.  I usually use alder planks on my salmon.  Like it better than cedar.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

  • Grilling the fillets, skin side down and without turning doesn't dry them out.  Our prefered method is hot smoking, at 180 for an hour.  That takes overnight preparation though.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 7,548
    Looks great doc!  What did you season it with?  

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 


    Looks great doc!  What did you season it with?  
    Webber Garlic & Herb.  Works pretty well with fish.  The left overs were a hit with the The Spouse's fellow teachers.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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