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Pat Neely’s Grilled Salmon with Citrus Butter

Pat Neely's Grilled Salmon With Citrus Butter








Pat Neely’s Grilled Salmon with Citrus Butter

Pat Neely’s Grilled Salmon with Citrus Butter


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • four 6-ounce fillets center-cut salmon, skin removed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Oil, for greasing grill


  1. Add the softened butter to a mixing bowl and stir until smooth.
  2. Add the lemon and lime zest and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Blend all the ingredients until smooth and completely mixed.
  4. Place a sheet of plastic wrap out on your workspace.
  5. Spread the butter across the plastic wrap and roll into a log, twisting the ends to seal.
  6. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill. This will give you a nice clean round of butter to top the fish with.
  7. Alternatively, you can leave the butter in a small bowl and dollop the butter on top of the fish once it’s grilled.
  8. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  9. Sprinkle the salmon on both sides with salt and pepper.
  10. Oil the grill grates with a clean tea towel – or you can use a grill pan.
  11. Grill the salmon for 4 minutes, and then flip and cook the second side for another 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a platter.
  12. Top each fillet with a slice of the citrus butter while the fish is still hot so it melts right over the top.


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Laura Raymond, Editor

Destination Cuisine

June 4, 2015





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