Hey, it’s summer, and it’s grilling season! I wanted to put out some easy recipes to help you get out there and grill. I decided to do a series of 4 recipes for cooking America’s favorite fish – Salmon! Not only are the recipes different, but they’re all cooked on a different grill as well to help you get ideas for your next cookout. This first recipe in the Salmon Series (as I like to call it, lol) is Sesame seared salmon. I serve a variation on this recipe at one of my restaurants. Serve it with my easy sesame aioli along with rice and grilled veggies, and you’ll have a delicious summertime meal!
Sesame oil is my fave
I absolutely love toasted sesame oil. It is the best smelling oil out there in my opinion, and I love to cook with it. For this recipe, I’m going to lightly bread the salmon with a seasoned flour mixture, then cook it on a cast iron griddle with sesame oil.
How do I get my fish cooked properly on a griddle?
The only real complication from a grill with this will be the temperature. You really need a 2 zone fire with a griddle that will cover both parts (at least enough of it so you can have a hot griddle and a medium side.) If that’s not available, you can sear the salmon on the hot griddle, place in an aluminum pan, and put on a cooler spot on the grill and allow to cook until you’ve reached 145 degrees internal temperature.
Anyway, hope you enjoy!