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Mesquite Salmon Recipe

Mesquite Salmon Recipe

a useful tip may be gleaned from May/June 2005 BYL regarding wood chips: If using a charcoal grill, add wood chips directly to the coals. If using a gas grill, wrap the chips in a foil pouch; poke several holes in the pouch and place it on the rock grate.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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)


  • 1. In a small bowl, mix the first eight ingredients. Add wood chips to grill according to manufacturer's directions.
  • 2. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 493 calories, 38g fat (6g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.

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Beema User ID: 446601 249520
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2016

"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."

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