Late summer

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The kids are back at school and summer is just about over.  The days are getting shorter, and we all have a little more briskness in our steps.  This morning, the weather in Toronto was cool enough that I wore a jacket to church.  But it’s supposed to be warmer tomorrow, and it feels like the tail end of summer rather than the beginning of fall.

With that in mind, I hope it isn’t too late to post a barbecue recipe.  This salmon is one of my favourites on the grill – the sweet mustard complements the tender salmon perfectly.  I could eat this salmon every weekend, no matter what season it was.

Grilled Salmon with Crunchy Sweet Mustard Vinaigrette
(from epicurious, originally from Bobby Flay’s Boy Gets Grill)

For the vinaigrette:

3 Tbsp white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp coarse or whole grain Dijon mustard
1 small shallot, finely chopped
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the salmon:

4 (6 to 8 oz) salmon fillets, 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick, with skin on
olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Vinaigrette:

Whisk the vinegar, mustard and shallot together in a medium bowl.  Gradually whisk in the honey, then the oil, until the dressing is emulsified.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  (The vinaigrette can be made a few hours in advance, covered, and kept refrigerated.  Bring to room temperature and whisk or shake well before serving.)

Salmon:

Heat grill to high.  Brush the fish on both sides with oil and season with salt and pepper.  Grill the salmon skin side down until the skin is lightly charred and crisp, 4 to 5 minutes.  Turn the fillets over, reduce the heat to medium or move to a cooler part of the grill, and cook until just cooked through but not falling apart, 2 to 3 minutes more.

Remove the fish to serving plates or a platter and spoon a few tablespoons of vinaigrette over each fillet.  Serve immediately.

34 comments:

Kitchen Riffs said...

It's never to late to post a barbecue recipe! Besides, this is a recipe that's easy to adapt to your oven's broiler if the weather turns too cold or rainy. Very nice - salmon is perfect for grilling - the high heat intensifies its already tremendous flavor. Good stuff - thanks for this.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds awesome. I'm thinking of trying it on the broiler soon.

grace said...

i love that sauce! while salmon isn't for me, i know it'd be awesome on some chicken too. mustard rules.

Valerie said...

It's never too late for a barbeque! This looks scrumptious!!

Jemi Fraser said...

We try to leave a path through the snow to the bbq so we can use it all winter - so, nope, never too late! Yummy!

yummychunklet said...

That salmon just looks delicious.

Belinda said...

It is NEVER too late to do BBQ - love this time of year.

profiterolesandponytails said...

It's definitely not too late to post this Beth. I make salmon practically every week, so I'm always looking to make it new ways. I love mustard and honey, so I'm sure I will like it as much as you do!

Food Gal said...

I can never get enough of salmon in the summer. So much flavor, so moist, and so versatile.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Mmm salmon is one of my favourite things but I've never tried it prepare this way! Thanks !

Lynda Olsen said...

I love salamon and have been craving it lately so this looks fantastic. Fall is still a wonderful time to grill I think, as it's not as hot outside.

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Beth, the presentation of your grilled salmon looks wonderful - I have tried recipes from Bobby Flay before and there were always wonderful - I am sure this recipe tastes terrific as well.

Thank you also so visiting my blog - I will take the time and enjoy some of your posts and, of course, I will look up the childrens´ books that you wrote.

Angie's Recipes said...

I adore SALMON! Your bbq salmon looks so succulent and flavourful.

Guru Uru said...

What a stunning salmon dish my friend, beautifully executed :D

Cheers
CCU

amy (fearless homemaker) said...

Bobby Flay has the best recipes + this looks amazing! YUM! It's definitely not too late for summer recipes - it's still mighty toasty here. =)

Janet Johnson said...

You have me crying that I don't have a grill!! I literally sat up straighter at that picture and now whatever I eat for lunch will be a disappointment.

bakewithjill.com said...

I'm always looking for a simple way to dress up salmon, and this vinaigrette sounds perfect!

Cindy said...

Thank you Beth for the yummy looking Salmon. Hubby just returned from Alaska and I have very fresh salmon to cook. Can't wait to try it.

Jess said...

Why, why, WHY do I ever click over to your blog when I'm hungry??? Whenever you feature food, I always end up drooling over it and then being disappointed by whatever my immediately-available food options are :) This looks delicious!

Lizzy Do said...

Oh, I can never collect too many marvelous salmon recipes! This is truly a winner, Beth! And (rats) I lost the bet with Patty...the Packers did not show up last night...LOL.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Yum! I think we're having Salmon for dinner tomorrow!!!!!

Beth said...

There's always next week, Lizzy!

Julie said...

Looks delicious! We grill regardless of temperature or snow here :)

Bonnie said...

Beth, I love salmon. This sounds really yummy. Bonnie

artofnaturalliving.com said...

This looks delicious. We grill all winter (just brush off the snow as needed), so never too late!

Katerina said...

I love salmon too Beth! This crunchy vinaigrette looks like the perfect condiment for it! Perfect for these last days of good weather!

Barbara said...

We're still immersed in heat down here, Beth. But I remember those lovely fall days with a crisp chill in the air.
Your salmon looks wonderful...lovely vinaigrette!

Joanne said...

My family never does much grilling of fish but I think we're going to have to change that! Looks great!

lisa is cooking said...

The mustard vinaigrette sounds so good with the salmon! Great-looking grill marks on the salmon too. It's definitely not too late for a barbecue recipe!

Miriam said...

I love the changing of seasons!
Looks delicious :)
Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Simply Life said...

this sounds like the perfect light and refreshing flavoring to add!

Kathy said...

Your salmon looks perfect and wonderfully delicious!! Love the vinaigrette!

CJ - Food Stories said...

I love salmon & could eat this every day ... Happy Sunday :-)

thecompletecookbook said...

A perfect vinaigrette for the salmon.
:-) Mandy

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