Lime-Marinated Grilled Salmon Recipe -
Lime-Marinated Grilled Salmon Recipe

Lime-Marinated Grilled Salmon

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"The fresh lime juice and mustard add a nice tang to this moist and flaky grilled salmon. I came up with this marinade after tasting something similar at a friend's house and it is now one of our favorite ways to do fish. You may also use other firm fish steaks instead of salmon; halibut, tuna and swordfish all work well."

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Original recipe makes 4 salmon steaks Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, mustard, ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, and black pepper in a bowl, and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the salmon steaks, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil grate. Remove the salmon from marinade, and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade.
  3. Grill until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 10 minutes per side depending on thickness.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 17, 2008

Way to go whodunitdr! Even though I tweaked a teeny by using fresh ginger and garlic and fillets instead of steaks, I am giving this recipe a resounding 5 stars! This dish is CLEAN and perfect. Very refreshing to try a seafood marinade that isn't afraid to let you taste the seafood. Buy good fish and use this recipe. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 21, 2008

This was a very disappointing marinade. Lime does not accentuate the flavor of salmon. We won't be making this again.

Feb 17, 2010

It was very good. I'll make this again, with these small changes, from the recipe & from what I did: add a little more cayenne & perhaps ginger (both of which I couldn't taste); add 1-2 teasp. brown sugar for a sweetening & caramelizing effect; marinate 2 hrs.; sprinkle med. coarse sea salt on the skin (of fillet) just before grilling; and cook on a MED. grill as recipe indicates. What happened this time was I marinated for 4 hrs. and cooked it on a med.-low heat, when recipe asked for marinating 1 hour & grilling on MED. heat; these 2 factors led to a slightly too-dry salmon! So, I need to make this again.

Mar 24, 2009

Very good marinade, although I will marinade it longer next time and use more lime juice too. Thanks for the recipe!

May 21, 2009

Delicious! It gave the meat a slightly spicy, tangy and sweet coating! I added just a pinch of red pepper flakes, and in the future I would also add a pinch of salt - but this is personal preference. Started cooking skin side down (oven under broiler, got rained out), flipped and poured remaining marinade over, and finished cooking. Now the confession - I didn't use salmon. I used chicken thighs! It would be phenomenal on salmon. If you really want a lime kick, squeeze some freeze juice on top of your plate. Mmmmm. Thanks!

Aug 09, 2010

was really good...i folllowed the recipe as is and used some ideas from other reviewers...i was not disappointed...will forsure make this again...thanks for the recipe...

Sep 21, 2009

This has become my go-to salmon recipe. I don't always marinate for the full hour, and instead wrap the salmon in aluminum foil and grill with a little extra marinade in the packet. Makes for less clean-up, no need to worry about flaking apart on the grill. Delicious and simple!

Mar 25, 2011

A bit too much spice- next time I'll half the cayenne pepper and maybe add a bit more lime- but besides that this one is definitely a winner


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  • Calories
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 19.8 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 29.5 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 144 mg
  • 6%

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

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