Rating: 4.28 stars
120 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2

The fresh lime juice and mustard add a nice tang to this moist and flaky grilled salmon. I came up with this marinade after tasting something similar at a friend's house and it is now one of our favorite ways to do fish. You may also use other firm fish steaks instead of salmon; halibut, tuna and swordfish all work well.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 salmon steaks
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, mustard, ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, and black pepper in a bowl, and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the salmon steaks, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil grate. Remove the salmon from marinade, and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade.

  • Grill until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 10 minutes per side depending on thickness.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 29.5g; carbohydrates 2.1g; fat 19.8g; cholesterol 83.7mg; sodium 144.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (73)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2008
Way to go whodunitdr! Even though I tweaked a teeny by using fresh ginger and garlic and fillets instead of steaks, I am giving this recipe a resounding 5 stars! This dish is CLEAN and perfect. Very refreshing to try a seafood marinade that isn't afraid to let you taste the seafood. Buy good fish and use this recipe. Thanks! Read More
(72)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/21/2008
This was a very disappointing marinade. Lime does not accentuate the flavor of salmon. We won't be making this again. Read More
(7)
120 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2008
Way to go whodunitdr! Even though I tweaked a teeny by using fresh ginger and garlic and fillets instead of steaks, I am giving this recipe a resounding 5 stars! This dish is CLEAN and perfect. Very refreshing to try a seafood marinade that isn't afraid to let you taste the seafood. Buy good fish and use this recipe. Thanks! Read More
(72)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2010
It was very good. I'll make this again, with these small changes, from the recipe & from what I did: add a little more cayenne & perhaps ginger (both of which I couldn't taste); add 1-2 teasp. brown sugar for a sweetening & caramelizing effect; marinate 2 hrs.; sprinkle med. coarse sea salt on the skin (of fillet) just before grilling; and cook on a MED. grill as recipe indicates. What happened this time was I marinated for 4 hrs. and cooked it on a med.-low heat, when recipe asked for marinating 1 hour & grilling on MED. heat; these 2 factors led to a slightly too-dry salmon! So, I need to make this again. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2009
Very good marinade, although I will marinade it longer next time and use more lime juice too. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2009
Delicious! It gave the meat a slightly spicy tangy and sweet coating! I added just a pinch of red pepper flakes and in the future I would also add a pinch of salt - but this is personal preference. Started cooking skin side down (oven under broiler got rained out) flipped and poured remaining marinade over and finished cooking. Now the confession - I didn't use salmon. I used chicken thighs! It would be phenomenal on salmon. If you really want a lime kick squeeze some freeze juice on top of your plate. Mmmmm. Thanks! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
was really good...i folllowed the recipe as is and used some ideas from other reviewers...i was not disappointed...will forsure make this again...thanks for the recipe... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2009
This has become my go-to salmon recipe. I don't always marinate for the full hour and instead wrap the salmon in aluminum foil and grill with a little extra marinade in the packet. Makes for less clean-up no need to worry about flaking apart on the grill. Delicious and simple! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2011
A bit too much spice- next time I'll half the cayenne pepper and maybe add a bit more lime- but besides that this one is definitely a winner Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/21/2008
This was a very disappointing marinade. Lime does not accentuate the flavor of salmon. We won't be making this again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2008
Very good I should have marinated it longer than the hour the lime flavor didn't come through quite enough for me but the spices were delicious!! Will make again!! Read More
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