Monday, August 8, 2011

Grilled Lime and Soy Marinated Salmon

Yum

As delightful as it is to spend a few days out of the kitchen while on vacation, coming home to a nice home cooked meal is always a treat.  Liv Life and family took a week off with a whirlwind trip up the coast of California taking in possible college campuses, local farmers markets and touring my home city of San Francisco (complete with shopping on Union Square, Cable Cars, Alcatraz and a visit to the Orpheum to see Billy Elliot!).  With nearly every minute packed to its fullest, we returned home somewhat exhausted, but filled with a week of wonderful memories.


Processing multiple memory cards of photos, a fairly quick meal was in order for our first night home and Cooking Light's Grilled Lime Marinated Salmon hit the spot from Daddy all the way down to the two little Maltese dogs.  A simple marinade of soy and lime is enhanced with minced garlic, ginger and a dash of thyme bringing a light and flavorful piece of salmon to your table.  Served with a side salad, rice and in our case a slice of San Francisco sourdough you have a meal fit for a weary traveler.  Reviews of the trip coming soon!




Grilled Lime Marinated Salmon
Adapted from Cooking Light
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1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce 
1/4 cup fresh lime juice 
1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger 
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 
2 garlic cloves, chopped  
4 (6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)  
Cooking spray 
4 lime wedges
Place first 5 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Pour into a large zip-top plastic bag. Add salmon, and seal and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning bag occasionally.

Preheat grill to medium/medium high.

Remove salmon from bag, discarding marinade.  Grill, flipping fish once, until salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork.  Serve with lime wedges.

24 comments:

  1. Welcome home! It looks fantastic. I'm still trying to feel my family from my freezer...need to get to the store!

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  2. Great to have you back! I hope it was a productive trip :) Looks like it was a blast! Lovely fish dish. Great marinade!

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  3. I just love salmon, and it's so great right off the grill. Sounds like you had a fun trip! But i am glad to have you back. ;)

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  4. Sounds fantastic! I have been on such a salmon kit lately too. I like the lime and soy..I bet that is a winning combo

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  5. Welcome back, lovely! I just made CL's Bourbon-Glazed Salmon this weekend, but am saving this one for next time. We've been trying to eat more salmon since Michael found out cholesterol is a bit high, so always looking for delish ways to cook it!

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  6. Glad you had a fun trip! This salmon sounds delish- I love the idea of the soy lime marinade!

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  7. This sounds fantastic1 I just bought two pieces of salmon on sale today. This may just be how I use them. Thanks!!! And buzzed ya because..well, I love salmon :-P

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  8. Hi Kim! It's been a while since I came to your blog before my vacation. Looks like you also had a trip to somewhere. I have to catch up on your posts and see what you have cooked while I was gone. :-) I'm going to try this recipe soon as I have all the ingredients and I am still in vacation mode that I haven't spent much time in the kitchen... this sounds like an easy recipe and everyone in my family loves salmon so it's a perfect dish!

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  9. Sounds like a busy trip! Love this salmon recipe.

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  10. Welcome back! Always so hard to get caught up and back to normal after vacation! Great dinner to sit down to after a busy day!

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  11. Love the soy/lime combo on fish of any kind, and this looks fantastic! I am SO jealous you got to see Billy Elliot...I have been wanting to go since it opened!

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  12. Oh what a great combination! This is the perfect summer meal, sounds delicious! :)

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  13. Welcome back. This is a fantastic meal to come home to.

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  14. Welcome home, Kim! :) I am so glad you had a great vacation... I totally agree - it's so lovely to come home to home-cooked meal... and what a gorgeous plate of food you've put together today! Love the flavors - lime & soy - yum! :) Great post, Kim! Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. So glad that you guys had a great trip, Kim! Missed you while you were gone :-) Can't wait to hear about all the delightful details!

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  16. We love a simple and quick salmon recipe, this sounds perfect. Glad you had a good trip!

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  17. I don't eat fish, but the recipe sounds good! :D

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  18. Welcome home :)
    That Salamon looks sp inviting :)

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  19. Welcome back! I love salmon - the texture, flavor - everything. And this sounds soooo tasty right now though, I won't lie, I could use a little vacation from cooking ;)

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  20. This marinade sounds wonderful! ... And welcome home!

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  21. While you were up here in the SF area, I was in Anchorage freezing my butt off. I think you got the better end of the vacation karma this time around. :)

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  22. Oh I can't wait to read about your trip! I'm glad you all had fun! This salmon does look like a simple and quick meal fit for weary travelers.

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  23. Hi Kim! Sorry it took me so long to reciprocate and have a look at your blog ~ enjoyable read and lovely recipes! I love using limes in cooking, they're so sweet & zesty, and I sometimes make my salmon using almost the same ingredients ~ easy, delicious & nutritious!

    Glad to see you and your family had a lovely vacation. Take care and have a delicious day!

    ~ marie, the EpicureanPiranha

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  24. We are big salmon fans, I like this combo of lime and soy sauce. Can't wait to give it a try

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