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Grilled Salmon with Lime Butter Sauce

This recipe is one of my favourites this time of year! Not only is it healthy, it’s also perfect for summer dinner parties. And between you and me (and anyone else reading this blog post), the main ingredient – salmon – is also great for your skin. Rich with Omega-3’s, salmon can help stop inflammation and the breakdown of collagen which helps slow the aging process.

Bon appétit!


6 (6-oz) pieces center-cut salmon fillet (about 1 inch thick) with skin

1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated fresh lime zest

6 tablespoons lime butter sauce


Prepare grill for cooking over medium-hot charcoal (moderate heat for gas).

Season salmon all over with salt and pepper, then grill, flesh sides down, on lightly oiled grill rack (covered only if using gas grill) 4 minutes. Turn fillets over and grill (covered only if using gas grill) until just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes more. Sprinkle fillets with zest and top each with 1 tablespoon lime butter sauce.

Cooks’ Note:

If you aren’t able to grill outdoors, salmon can be cooked in a hot lightly oiled well-seasoned large (2-burner) ridged grill pan over moderately high heat.

Lime Butter


1 large garlic clove, chopped

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted


Purée garlic with lime juice, salt, and pepper in a blender until smooth. With motor running, add melted butter and blend until emulsified, about 30 seconds.

Cooks’ Note:

Lime butter sauce can be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Stir before using.

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