- Active Time:15 min
- Start to Finish:45 min
Just a sprinkle of zest and a dab of lime butter sauce beautifully highlight the flavor of grilled salmon.
(6-oz) pieces center-cut salmon fillet (about 1 inch thick) with skin
finely grated fresh lime zest
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.