Salmon has a different flavor and texture than white varieties of fish. The texture is meatier, and it has a flavor unlike any other. Not everyone likes this variety, but they might not have tried it when grilled and prepared with various types of seasonings. It can be seasoned in flavorful ways that go far beyond ground pepper and sea salt. Try the following ways to add flavor to grilled salmon, and spice it up for a completely new meal in minutes.
Top it with Grilled Pineapple Rings
Do you like the sweet and tangy flavor of pineapple? Enjoy it grilled on salmon steaks. Grill the fish without using any type of seasoning. After it is fully cooked, add a sprinkling of sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Grill pineapple rings separately just long enough to sear both sides. Top each grilled salmon steak with one pineapple ring. It will add a lot of flavor while enhancing the existing flavor of the fish. Serve the grilled salmon with steaming baked potatoes and tossed salad.
Add Fresh Lemon Juice and Cracked Pepper
Lemon is generally used to lessen the fishy flavor of seafood, but it can enhance it too. When looking for ways to add flavor to grilled salmon, add freshly squeezed lemon juice and freshly ground pepper. The fresh lemon and ground pepper will taste far better than dry lemon pepper seasoning. This will spice up the grilled salmon without hiding the natural flavor. Serve it with rice pilaf and a homemade lemon rice soup.
For tasty and incredibly easy lemon rice soup, try this easy recipe. Anyone can make homemade lemon rice soup to go with grilled salmon. Give it a try. This version is simple but absolutely delicious.
Try a Country Herb Blend
Add flavor to plain grilled salmon steaks with a freshly ground country herb blend. Aldi’s sells this type of grinder, and it contains a mix of coarse sea salt, rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, parsley, mint and sage. This combination will bring out the flavor of grilled salmon. Rub this blend into the fish halfway through grilling. Serve it with buttered and herb noodles and cream soup of your choice.
Add Crisp Crumbled Bacon and Green Onion
To add a rich smoked flavor to grilled salmon, top it with crisp crumbled bacon after grilling. For those that like the flavor of onions, add cut green onion and a little cilantro as well. Keep in mind that a little cilantro goes a long way. Serve this grilled salmon with crusty French bread and butter and creamed spinach or another hot veggie.
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