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Grilled Salmon with Habanero-Lime Butter Recipe
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Grilled Salmon with Habanero-Lime Butter

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"Grilled salmon marinated in orange juice, lime juice, tequila, and habanero peppers, then served with a habanero-lime butter. Remove the seeds from the peppers to tame the heat. You may wish to wear rubber gloves while chopping peppers to protect your hands from the spicy oils."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. In a bowl, stir together vegetable oil, orange juice, 3 tablespoons lime juice, tequila, 1 tablespoon lime zest, 1 tablespoon habanero pepper, and garlic. Reserve a small amount to use as a basting sauce, and pour the remainder into a shallow baking dish. Place the salmon in the shallow dish, and turn to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours, turning frequently.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together softened butter, garlic salt, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 2 teaspoons habanero pepper, and 2 teaspoons lime zest. Cover, and refrigerate.
  3. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  4. Lightly oil grill grate, and place salmon on the grill. Cook salmon for 5 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish can be easily flaked with a fork. Transfer to a serving dish, top with habanero butter, and serve.
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  • PREP 25 mins
  • COOK 16 mins
  • READY IN 2 hrs 41 mins

Footnotes

  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 04, 2003

Wow this was probably among the top-three fish dishes I've tried. The Habaneros are only sold in bulk at my grocer so I chose to make several recipes this week using them. The blend of flavors is difficult to describe but I can say that it was a a mixture of creamy sweet and pleasing spice. The left over butter mixture can also be spooned over chicken. My compliments!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 11, 2003

Quite tasty but very hot.

 

167 Ratings

Jun 29, 2005

This recipe was good but, more than anything, I am positively addicted to the habenero lime butter. I make a bunch and re-refridgerate it in an old butter tub so that I always have it on hand. I put it on corn on the cob and other fresh veggies...even on cornbread and biscuits.

 
Mar 08, 2006

This recipe is amazing! I have been looking to add more fish to my home cooking, but have always been bored by salmon. This sounded interesting b/c we like spicy in my house, and it was perfect! I actually forgot the butter in the fridge when we started eating and the salmon was still good on its own, but then I remembered the butter and WOW! I plan to do what some others have mentioned and make a big batch of butter to use with other things. Really do be careful with the peppers. My fingers are still burning a day later. Thanks for the recipe, Mike Smith!

 
Jun 14, 2003

Habenero peppers are extremely hot, so I used jalapeno instead. Some of the best salmon I ever had - not fishy. I had leftovers on a bed of greens - equally good! I buzzed ing. up in my food processor - makes enough marinade easily for 8 medium pieces of salmon. I used skinless filets.

 
Aug 26, 2008

Very good. I couldn't find habanero peppers so I used jalapinos and there really wasnt any heat to it which was a bit of a let down. Besides that I thought it was very good and I'm sure I'll make it again!

 
Jul 01, 2003

Best way to cook fish that I've ever seen. I never use salmon for this though. Try using fresh Mahi-mahi, it's incredible.

 
Jun 13, 2003

This was excellent. I cut back on the habanero in the butter and should have left it as is. Will definitely make again. Too spicy for kids.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 480 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.4 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 38.9 g
  • 60%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 25 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 264 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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