- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups soaked mesquite wood chips
- 1 salmon fillet (1-1/2 pounds)
- In a small bowl, mix the first eight ingredients. Add wood chips to grill according to manufacturer's directions.
- Place salmon on oiled grill rack, skin side down. Grill, covered, over medium heat 7 minutes. Spoon mayonnaise mixture over salmon. Grill, covered, 7-10 minutes longer or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
Reviews for Mesquite Salmon
"Salmon is one of my favorite fish, so this recipe in the June/July 2016 issue of Simple & Delicious caught my eye. Cooking for just one now, and having no grill, I broiled a small filet in the oven, obviously omitting the mesquite. I made a full batch of the herbed mayo sauce, thinking I could use it on other dishes. Although it was good, I think the sauce overpowered the wonderful flavor of the salmon. I did use the sauce as a sandwich spread, and as a dipper for chicken nuggets, and will make it again."