The Best Grilled Salmon (or Trout)

Recommended species for this recipe: Salmon or trout

Ingredients:

1 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons coarse ground black pepper

4 – 4 oz salmon fillets or 2-10″ trout fillets,

scaled and rinsed

Directions:

Mix together first three ingredients to create a marinade.  Place fillets flesh side down in 9×9 baking dish. Pour marinade over fillets, making sure all sides are coated.  Marinate overnight for best results or for at least 4 hours.  Preheat a grill.

Remove fish from marinade, pat dry. Sprinkle or grind black pepper onto the flesh side of the fillets to your preferred density.

Coat a fish basket with oil to prevent fish from sticking.  Place fillets securely in the basket and grill 2-3 minutes on each side over very hot grill (no more than 5 minutes per

inch of thickness).

Recommended side dishes:

Grilled zucchini or eggplant and couscous or jazzed up rice (i.e. rice with onion, peppers, mushrooms or other savory bits).

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