As we’re getting into Summer, start heating up those grills! Here’s an easy way to cook salmon on the grill without having to scrape it off, or worry about it drying out.
Start off with either buying the salon pre-cut into filets or cut them into approx. 8 oz. filets. This is will make sure they will fit into these foil packets.
Pre-heat the grill over med-high heat for at least 20 minutes.
Take out the salmon and let it start to come up to room temperature. If you throw a cold piece of fish on the grill it may not cook as evenly.
Throw some Old Bay, soy sauce, ponzu, sesame seeds, and a little brown sugar into a baking dish. Whisk it all together. Coat the salmon evenly and let it soak for about 15-20 minutes while it comes up to room temperature.
Cut sheets of foil, one for each filet, big enough so that you can wrap the salmon up like a paper bag.
Bring up the sides of the foil, and package it up so no liquids will drain out, but it’s also “tented.”
As it gets hot, the steam from the liquid marinade will keep the fish moist and add some great flavor.
Put them on the grill, directly over the heat, for about 12-15 minutes. any more than that, and you’ll likely dry it out.
Let it rest before opening up the foil for about 5 minutes. Test the doneness by by pushing the flat-side of the fork on top of the salmon. If it easily flakes, it’s perfect.