We’ve been salmon eaten’ fools this week. We were invited over to friends Pam and Justin’s for a farewell dinner for our friends Greg and Cauleen, who I’ve mentioned are moving to Chicago.
Pam grilled filets of Sockeye Salmon, purchased from Costco simply topped with garlic salt, lemon, salt and cracked pepper.
Served with sides of Swedish Cucumber Salad and simple steamed fresh green beans slathered in butter, and a sliced baguette, it was a refreshing Summer meal.
For dessert she served this incredible Blueberry Peach Cobbler, topped with big scoops of vanilla ice cream. Out-of-this-world. I’ll be making this recipe soon and blogging about it. I told her I didn’t want any, but when she sat it down in front of me, I promptly ate the whole thing.
And since Pam told us about those Costco packages of Fresh Wild Sockeye Salmon for $10.99 a pound, I sent Bob over the next day to get a couple. I cut them into smaller chunks and we now have enough for ten meals for the two of us in the freezer.
Saving two filets from the freezer, for dinner that night, I took Pam’s que for a simple grilled salmon. I salt and peppered, sprinkled on some onion powder and then topped with some fresh chopped dill from my garden. I have to say, I’d omit the onion powder next time, it was a strong flavor for the fresh dill and sweet salmon.
To grill salmon, I heat my grill to about 600 degrees, then adjust down to 350 degrees. Placing the salmon, skin side down on the hot grates, I cook until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.
About half way through I added a few small pats of butter. End result, a flaky perfect chunk of salmon.
And for yet another simple grilled salmon recipe my friend Heather has just posted her recipe for Simple Grilled Salmon. You should hop on over there for a look.
As I type this, Greg, Cauleen, Cameron, Martini and Connor are on their way to Chicago. Love this photo she sent of the family packed into the car. The boys are enjoying breakfast while watching Monsters Inc.
Taken before they left, love them in the Colorado T-shirts. We wish them the best in their new adventure in life, and they will be very missed in Colorado.
Simple Grilled Salmon…It’s What’s for Salmon Saturday.