Cookbook:Jerk Grilled Salmon

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Salmon fillets are marinated in jerk spices, such as Scotch bonnet peppers, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, thyme, and ginger.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

  • 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets with skin on one side
  • 2 tbsp minced ginger
  • 2 Scotch bonnet or habanero peppers, stemmed and seeded if you like
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground Grains of Paradise, or more pepper
  • ½ tsp freshly ground allspice
  • ½ tsp freshly ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • A heat-resistant towel tied with twine and soaked in oil

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. In a blender or food processor, puree all ingredients except, towel, salmon, and oil until smooth. With the machine running, slowly drizzle in the oil.
  2. Pour into a gallon size zip-top bag. Add salmon and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Heat about 28 charcoal briquets in a large chimney starter. Disperse evenly around the bottom of the grill.
  4. Reapply the grate. Quickly lube the grate with the towel.
  5. Add the salmon skin side down and cook, covered, turning often, until pink throughout and flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  6. Remove to a plate and cover with aluminum foil. Let rest 5-7 minutes before serving warm.