Alaska Sockeye Salmon Grilling Tips

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Follow these tips from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute for a perfect grilled Alaska sockeye salmon.

    Female Speaker: Grilling Alaska Sockeye Salmon sides, so easy, so good.

    First remove the Alaska Sockeye Salmon from your refrigerator 15 minutes before cooking. Rinse in cold water and pat dry. With sockeye, it's all about temperature and time. Preheat your grill to 375 degrees.

    If your grill doesn't have a thermometer hold your hand about 3 inches above the grate, if you can hold it there for only two to three seconds, its hot enough.

    Make a foil pan by cutting two pieces of heavy duty aluminum foil about 6 inches longer than the salmon, stack the foil pieces shiny side down on a baking sheet and fold the foil sides with ends up to make a shallow pan around the salmon.

    Spray generously with a cooking spray. Place the fish fully skin-side down in the middle of the foil. Season the salmon to your liking lightly with salt and pepper or your favorite seasoning. Place the foil pan in the center of the preheated grill over indirect heat, do not cover the salmon with foil and do not flip the salmon. Close the grill cover and cook for 10 to 13 minutes. Grill just until the salmon is lightly translucent in the center, checking at the thickest part, and then take the fish off the heat. Let it rest for a minute before serving, it will finish cooking from retained heat. You are now ready to grab a fork and enjoy.