Simple Grilled Salmon

Traditionally, Memorial Day weekend means the beginning of the grillin" season, particularly in the Northeast. We dig out the old barbecue grill from the back of the garage or the closet (if we live in apartments) and begin the annual ritual. So, this season, I'm starting off simple---as simple as grilled salmon. As I've noticed in other blogs, grilling fish, particularly fillets, the easiest of all procedures. And salmon works well. yeah, I know, the standbys are burgers, hot dogs, steaks, etc. But try some fish. You'll be surprised at its juicy, succulent texture. And, if per chance, you don't have a grill, you can still us the broiler--oven. Just broil the fish for 5-6 minutes, depending on thickness, or until easily flaked with a fork.


4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary or ½ teaspoon dried
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Red wine vinegar to taste

1. Lightly oil grate, and preheat grill to medium-high.
2. Brush salmon with olive oil, and sprinkle with rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper, then place on grill.
3. Close lid and cook for 3 minutes, then flip the fillets and cook 3 minutes more.
4. Drizzle with vinegar and serve.
    Yield: 4 servings.

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