Seafood lovers are happy to know that fire cooking my Lemon Garlic Salmon recipe is easy. You no longer need to fear making fish over the fire.
From start to finish, you are able to get all the smoky flavor you love from the fire into a delicious and juicy cut of fish.
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Why is salmon so good?
Truth is that this fatty fish is full of rich earthy and sweet flavor, especially when it is cooked in cast iron. My Lemon Garlic Salmon is made to be cooked over the fire in a cast iron pan.
Salmon creates a naturally amazing crust from the heat of the pan. It melts the fat into the meat leaving it nice and juicy. This leaves your with a meaty fish with a cartelized outside.
Why lemon garlic salmon?
I like lemon and garlic in my salmon because it is both zesty and tangy. I love the bite of citrus on the front of the palate before I taste the meaty tenderness of the fish.
My Lemon Garlic Salmon recipe melts in your mouth when it is cooked for a few minutes over the fire.
It is one of my favorite fish cooking dishes to cook. Top it off with a little bit of parsley and you are ready to chow down!
Leave the modern world behind and let’s get cooking my Lemon Garlic Salmon!
Cast Iron Lemon Garlic Salmon
Zesty and citrus flavor perfect for a hearty salmon filet.
- 2 fresh salmon filets 5-6 oz each with skin on
- 1 lemon cut in quarters
- 1 tbsp of garlic salt
- 1/2 cup of freshly chopped parsley
- 1/4 cup of butter
Light Cowboy® Hardwood Lump Charcoals in charcoal chimney and let burn for 10-15 minutes
Spread hot coals over grilling area and preheat grill & cast iron pan for approximately 10 minutes.
On a plate, lather salmon flesh side with garlic salt and squeeze two quarters of lemon on top. Let salmon sit for 5 minutes before cooking.
Once skillet is hot, place all of the butter into the pan and let melt
Place salmon skin side down into skillet for about 6-8 minutes
Flip salmon on to flesh side to cook for 2-3 minutes
Flip salmon back to skin side down and squeeze the last bit of lemon on top
Place fresh parsley on top and enjoy!
Gear: Cowboy Charcoal, cast iron skillet and tongs.
Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek’s fire cooking journey. He’s a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he’s cooking up, it’s guaranteed to be so freakin’ delicious!