In my family, we love to fish. What better reward from a day of fishing than eating what you just caught? We make salmon in several ways, but this one is the family favorite. —Stephanie Hanisak, Port Murray, New Jersey
TIP: Spreadable cheese makes a tasty sauce for grilled fish. It comes in several flavors and can be found in the specialty cheese section of your grocery store.
Grilled Salmon with Cheese Sauce, developed by our home economists, uses just five ingredients. The creamy sauce complements the delicate flavor of the salmon, and the tomatoes make a colorful, nutritious side.
My husband and I got this recipe from a chef in 1982...and we've never served salmon any other way since then! Everyone loves the mild-tasting marinade, and out here in Washington friends are always asking me for the recipe.
Here's my go-to entree for a warm-weather cookout. The salmon has a rich, grilled taste that's enhanced by the savory blackberry sauce. It's a nice balance of sweet, smoky and spicy. —Stephanie Matthews, Tempe, AZ
My garden is often my cooking inspiration. Because I have a large berry patch, I especially enjoy using just-picked berries in savory dishes to add natural sweetness and sometimes a bit of tart. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
“With its rich, fresh flavors, this fabulous recipe is perfect for an elegant meal or a family dinner,” says Chris Otis. “I’ll even use my grill in the middle of a cold New Canaan, Connecticut winter just to prepare it!”
This recipe first came about using leftover salmon and slaw. Now we plan to make it all the time. It's a nice alternative to burgers and always well-received at parties. The salmon can also be broiled. —Edrie O’Brien, Denver, Colorado
For a special occasion or fancy weeknight supper, try these pretty salmon rounds from our Test Kitchen. Stuffed with a refreshing onion mixture and brushed with a sesame-flavored sauce, the grilled medallions have a delightful sweet and savory taste.