Grilled Tequila Salmon

Grilled Tequila Salmon

Dinner, American, Tequila
Cooks in    Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 2 -3 limes
  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 jalapeno peppers , seeded
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 salmon steaks, each about 1 1/2 inches thick or 2 lbs salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter (optional)
Directions
  • This recipe comes from British Columbia cooking teacher Jane Baily.
  • Grate peel from limes & place in a bowl.
  • Squeeze out 1/2 cup juice from limes.
  • Add to bowl along with tequila & oil.
  • Finely chop peppers and stir into lime mixture along with sugar, chili powder & salt.
  • Place salmon into large resealable plastic bag.
  • To support the bag, place in a large bowl.
  • Pour marinade over fish and seal bag.
  • Let marinade for at least an hour–but preferably 4 hours.
  • Lightly oil grill and turn BBQ to medium.
  • Remove salmon from marinade & place directly on hot grill.
  • BBQ, with lid closed, for about 7- 8 minutes per side or until a knife point inserted into the center of the salmon feels warm.
  • While salmon is grilling, pour remaining marinade into a saucepan.
  • Boil vigorously, uncovered, stirring often, until sauce is reduced by half–about 3 minutes.
  • If you want a thicker sauce, add butter & whisk constantly for about another minute.

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