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Grilled Salmon With North African Flavors

Grilled Salmon With North African Flavors
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WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

Our version of the classic North African herb paste known as chermoula serves as both a marinade and a sauce for this richly flavored salmon. If it is too cool to grill outdoors, you can roast the salmon at 450 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes.

Ingredients
Prep: 15 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes
  • 1/4 cup
    low-fat or nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup
    chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons
    lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves
    garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons
    paprika
  • 1 teaspoon
    ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    salt, or to taste
  •  
    Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound
    center-cut salmon fillet, cut into 4 portions (see Tip)
  • lemon, cut into wedges
Instructions
  1. Stir together yogurt, parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, oil, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup for sauce; cover and refrigerate. Place salmon fillets in a large sealable plastic bag. Pour in the remaining herb mixture, seal the bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes, turning the bag over once.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high.
  3. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Remove the salmon from the marinade, blotting any excess. Grill the salmon until browned and opaque in the center, 4 to 6 minutes per side. To serve, top each piece with a dollop of the reserved sauce and garnish with lemon wedges.

 

Tip

Tips: Keeping the skin on when grilling salmon helps hold the fish together and protects the delicate flesh from the searing heat. Once cooked, the skin slips off easily.

 

To oil a grill: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to spray the food with cooking spray.

Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
  • Calories285
  • Fat19 g
    • Saturated fat4 g
  • Cholesterol63 mg
  • Carbohydrates4 g
    • Dietary fiber1 g
  • Protein24 g
  • Sodium225 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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