When the weather heats up, the last thing I feel like doing is standing in front of the stove. I would much rather throw something on the barbecue grill and call it a day. A glass of wine or a cold bottle of hard cider to sip (by the way, my new favorite is Angry Orchard Rose Cider, which is gluten free!) on the patio while I’m grilling and the kids are playing in the yard is my idea of an easy, weeknight SUMMER meal! I love this recipe because fish is the perfect light, but satisfying, dish for a summer meal. And it’s a cinch to clean up; just toss the foil in the garbage when you’re done — no skillet or grill pan to wash! Whether you’re feeding a crowd or cooking dinner for one, this recipe is sure to please. I like to use salmon because it’s a super healthy fish that’s loaded with essential omega-3 fatty acids, which are so good for you. But, if salmon isn’t your thing, this recipe would also work with other types of fish; try halibut, swordfish or tuna. When buying fish, I prefer to buy wild-caught, whenever possible. For a great resource on how to select the best fish, check out seafoodwatch.org.
For this marinade and cooking liquid, I went with more of an Asian-inspired flavor. Beware, as most soy and teriyaki sauces in the grocery store are NOT gluten free. However, LaChoy makes a gluten free soy sauce that I love and always have in my pantry. A word of caution for those of you with celiac like me; bottled dressings and marinades that say “teriyaki” or “Asian” typically contain soy sauce, and most of the time, they contain gluten. When in doubt, make your own by using the LaChoy products.
Now on to the recipe!
Foil-Packet Salmon on the Grill
- 1 5-ounce piece of salmon, preferably wild-caught
- 2 tsp. LaChoy gluten free soy sauce
- 1 tsp. light honey, like acacia or clover
- Juice from 1/2 of a lime
- Pinch of cayenne or crushed red pepper flakes
- Step 1 In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the marinade.
- Step 2 Place the salmon in the bowl and using tongs, turn the salmon so it’s covered with the marinade on both sides. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to grill.
- Step 3 Preheat your barbeque grill.
- Step 4 While grill is heating, assemble the salmon in the foil. Place a piece of foil on a dish. Place the salmon in the center. Turn up the sides to form a boat. Pour in the remaining marinade. Fold over the sides like wrapping a present. Fold the two ends so the liquid doesn’t escape. You want the foil to stay loose so the fish cooks evenly, but not so that the juices escape.
- Step 5 Place directly over a medium grill for 8 minutes. Remove with a spatula.
- Step 6 To serve, carefully open the foil packet on a dish. Squeeze with additional lime juice, if desired.