As the warm summer months approach, it's time to dust off the grill and indulge in some delicious barbecue recipes.
And I'm a huge fan of salmon and cucumber, so let's crack in to this!
If you're a seafood lover looking for a mouthwatering dish that combines smoky flavours with refreshing elements, look no further than this delectable recipe for BBQ salmon with cucumber salad.
The succulent salmon, marinated in a tangy barbecue glaze, perfectly complements the cool and crisp cucumber salad. Let's dive into the details and create a sensational dish that will leave your taste buds satisfied and your guests begging for more!
For the BBQ Salmon:
- 4 salmon fillets (approximately 6 ounces each)
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the Cucumber Salad:
- 2 English cucumbers, thinly sliced
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
So how to go about it:
Preparing the BBQ Marinade: In a bowl, whisk together the barbecue sauce, honey, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. This flavourful marinade will infuse the salmon with a delightful smoky sweetness.
Marinating the Salmon: Place the salmon fillets in a shallow dish or resealable plastic bag. Pour the BBQ marinade over the salmon, making sure to coat each fillet thoroughly. Allow the salmon to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or ideally, up to 2 hours. This step will enhance the flavour and tenderness of the fish.
Preparing the Cucumber Salad: In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced cucumbers, red onion, chopped dill, lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. Gently toss the ingredients together until well combined. Refrigerate the salad until you're ready to serve, allowing the flavours to meld together.
Grilling the Salmon: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Lightly grease the grill grates or use a grilling mat to prevent the salmon from sticking. Remove the salmon fillets from the marinade, allowing any excess marinade to drip off. Place the salmon on the grill, skin-side down, and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Baste the salmon with the remaining marinade during cooking to enhance the glaze.
Assembling and Serving: Carefully remove the grilled salmon from the grill and transfer it to a serving platter. Garnish with fresh dill sprigs for an extra touch of elegance. Serve the salmon alongside the chilled cucumber salad, allowing the contrasting flavours and textures to create a harmonious combination.
With this recipe for BBQ salmon and cucumber salad, you'll experience a delightful symphony of flavours.
The smoky and tangy barbecue glaze elevates the natural richness of the salmon, while the crisp and refreshing cucumber salad adds a burst of freshness to every bite.
Whether you're hosting a summer barbecue or looking for a simple yet satisfying weeknight meal, this recipe is sure to impress.
So fire up your grill, grab your apron, and get ready to indulge in this delectable summer delight!
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