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Grilled Salmon w/Lime Butter

  • 2 (6 oz) pieces salmon fillets
  • 1 large garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp grated lime zest


  1. Purée the garlic with lime juice, salt, and pepper in a blender until smooth. With motor running, add melted butter and blend until emulsified, about 30 seconds.
  2. Prepare grill for cooking over medium-hot charcoal (moderate heat for gas).
  3. Brush lime butter all over salmon fillets and then wrap each fillet in aluminum foil.  Grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side.
  4. Unwrap salmon from aluminum foil, sprinkle each fillet with zest, and brush with more lime butter sauce.