The Grilled Salmon fish recipe slathered with jerk seasoning makes a quick, easy and nutritious meal. You can get the restaurant style dish at home in a jiff. Just mix the jerk seasoning together and slather it on the salmon for a spicy kick. A few minutes later, you’ll have a satisfying, healthy dinner bursting with flavor.
I am in love with the Hamilton Beach’s electric grill. It is perfect for indoor grilling and I totally recommend the Indoor grill by Hamilton Beach. The first recipe that I tried using this grill is to grill the salmon with a spiced jerk seasoning rub. Fish tastes great with with some spicy rub and grilling the fish gives you that charred texture which is DELICIOUS.
Grilling salmon fillets on your https://hamiltonbeach.com/indoor-grills is easy and healthy. You can do this with recipes that have just a few ingredients. Cooked salmon flesh is slightly fatty and firm. It flakes with a fork and tastes mildly of the sea. Even the Tandoori Fish Tikka you can make easily with your grill.
Hamilton Beach® Indoor Grills have what it takes to bring out the fish’s best flavor. And since this indoor grills is built with ease in mind, you also get convenient features such as electronic controls, indicator lights, and removable grids that go in the dishwasher. Isn’t that awesome!
What Spices go with Grilled Salmon?
My favorite herbs and marinade to use salmon are
- Bay leaves
- Curry Powder
- Tandoori Masala
- Jerk Seasoning
- Lots and lots of Lemon Juice
Best method to cook Salmon
There are many ways to cook salmon, starting from roasting in the oven to pan frying them to air frying them but for me, I like the grilled version of salmon the best and easiest. And that char lines make me look like professional chef even though the recipe for making a jerk spiced salmon is embarrassingly simple.
All you need to do is,
- marinade your salmon fillets with your favorite seasoning for couple of hours.
- Lay the salmon pieces out on a piece of parchment paper, sprinkle salt and pepper (if you haven’t added that in your marinade yet)
- Grill for 6 minutes each on each side.
- Easiest dinner ever.
Tips to grill Jerk Salmon
- Parchment Paper: Line your baking pan with a sheet of parchment so that it doesn’t stick to the pan.
- Grilling Time: Salmon roasted in the oven is much quicker than you might think. The general rule is 6 minutes per inch of thickness.
- How to tell if the salmon is cooked: The easiest way to tell if salmon is cooked through is to gently press down on the top of it with a fork and it will flake easily.
How to serve Jerk Seasoned Salmon?
This recipe goes really well with some brown rice and a glass of white wine. You can use the left over salmon to make tacos next day too or can even make a healthy nutritious salmon bowl. Go crazy with ideas. 🙂
- Other marinades – Try using curry powder instead of Jerk seasoning. You can also include your own favorite seasonings as desired.
- Importance of a Marinade – Other than adding flavors, a good marinade helps to add moisture to your to fish and keeps the fish from drying out while you’re cooking it.
- Marinating Time – I like to marinade my proteins over night but you can get away with an 1 hour of marination time too. You will still be able to get maximum flavors out of your salmon.
- Grilling the Salmon – If you’re going to grill your salmon, get your grill going to medium heat and lightly oil the grates. Grill the salmon for 4-5 minutes per side, or until it is cooked through to your liking. If you’re cooking with skin on salmon, start with the salmon skin side down so you can get a nice, crispy skin. This also works for pan frying salmon.
- Baking the Salmon. If you’d like to bake your salmon, heat your oven to 425 degrees F (218 C) and bake the salmon on an oiled baking sheet 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through and the salmon flakes easily with a fork. You want 4-6 minutes per inch of thickness, depending on how you like it done.
Step-by-Step Directions for making Jerk Salmon
- Mix the jerk seasoning with lemon juice and rub it nicely all over the salmon.
- Let the marinade seep onto the fillet for couple of hours
- Place salmon skin side down on a greased grill rack.
- Grill, covered, over high heat for 5-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, basting occasionally with remaining marinade.
Grilled Jerk Salmon
- Hamilton Beach Grill
- 2 pieces Salmon at least 1-inch thick
- 4 tbsp Jerk seasoning mix
- 2 tbsp Fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tbsp Olive oil You can replace olive oil with butter
- Salt & Black Pepper to taste
- Place salmon in a medium – large glass dish. Pour in olive oil and lemon juice, then all the dry ingredients. Using a glove or clean hands carefully mix and rub all the ingredients onto both sides of the salmon. Cover the dish with saran wrap and place in the refrigerator to marinate 3-4 hours.
- Preheat grill to SEAR. The green light will come on when the grill is ready.
- When the green light appears, remove the salmon from the fridge and place on the grill. Let sear for 5 minutes, turn over and reduce temperature to 375 continue grilling for another 5 minutes. (cook time is appropriately ten mins. per 1-in. thickness) The top will be open the entire time the salmon is cooking.
- Salmon will be cooked when fish is opaque and flakes with a fork.