These grilled salmon steaks are flavored with lemon and tarragon. You do not need any strong marinades or heavy sauces for salmon steaks, since they have so much flavor of their own already. This recipe is beautiful served with potatoes and broccoli or green beans. Salmon steaks are just as simple to prepare and cook as salmon fillets. They are just a different shape and they have a round bone in the middle.
The tarragon needs to be bruised and you can do this using the back of a knife. Just tap the tarragon firmly. The idea is to crush it a little, so the fragrance and oils are released, not to break, or chop the leaves. Leaving the tarragon and lemon on the fish for a couple of hours is enough to allow the flavor of the herb really soak into the fish. If you want to serve extra tarragon with the salmon steaks at the end, it will only be for garnish since the fish is already flavored enough.
Lemon juice is one of the most popular flavors to use with fish. If you leave it on too long it “cooks” the fish. Perhaps you have tried ceviche before and this Latin fish recipe is made by marinating fish or seafood in lemon or lime juice until the acid cooks the flesh. In this recipe you only want the lemon juice for its flavoring abilities not its cooking ones.
- 4 center-cut salmon steaks, 1 inch thick or more
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 halved lemon
- 1 bunch tarragon
- Salt and black pepper, as needed
- Lemon wedges and tarragon, for garnish (optional)
- Pick the tarragon leaves off and bruise them with the back of a knife.
- Squeeze half the lemon over the fish and turn the steaks to coat them evenly.
- Press the tarragon on to both sides of the fish and wrap plastic tightly over the plate. Let the fish sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours so the flavor soaks in.
- Wipe the tarragon leaves off the fish and discard them. Brush the olive oil over the fish and season with salt and pepper.
- Preheat the grill to moderately high and grill the fish for 3 or 4 minutes on each side or until it is cooked. You can serve extra chopped tarragon and lemon wedges on the side if you like.
This delicious grilled salmon steak recipe is nice served with some potato salad and perhaps a tossed green salad too. Alternatively you can serve it with hot potatoes and vegetables. Garnish it with some extra tarragon or even a sprig of rosemary (like in the photo) if you are growing your own. You can see how the lightly charred areas show that this salmon steak has been grilled. This home-cooked look makes it look even more delicious. Salmon is a nutritious and flavorful choice and there are lots of easy fish recipes with salmon to choose from.
Check Out Some of Our Other Hot Content
Leave a Reply
- A New England Girl’s Lobster Roll May 6, 2016
- Homemade Oyster Stew with Cilantro April 22, 2016
- Spaghetti and Clams with Red Sauce April 6, 2016
- Baked Clams Oreganata New England Style April 3, 2016
- Seared Scallops in a Tarragon Cream Sauce March 30, 2016
- Succulent Tempura Fried Crab Legs with Asian Dipping Sauce March 26, 2016
- Southern Fried Oyster Po-Boy Sandwich March 19, 2016
- Broiled Oysters with Parmesan and Romano Cheeses March 16, 2016
- Homemade Salmon Burger with Avocado and Pineapple March 14, 2016
- Rhode Island Clam Fritter Recipe March 9, 2016
- Grilled Steak and Lobster with Creamy Mashed Potatoes March 5, 2016
- Cheddar Cheese Tuna Casserole with Mixed Vegetables February 28, 2016
- Home (81333 Views)
- Authentic British Fish and Chips Recipe (33504 Views)
- Handy Guide to Grilling Lobster Tails (26697 Views)
- Chili Soy Sauce Steamed Fish (22322 Views)
- Cheesy Cajun Shrimp and Grits Bake – Perfect Party Food (21076 Views)
- Fish and Chips (20183 Views)
- Simple Cold Crab Salad (17523 Views)
- Sensational Salmon with Cucumber Dill Sauce (17423 Views)