How to Barbecue Salmon Steaks

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Salmon is a well-rounded fish. You can make it a million and one different and tasty ways and it is really easy to prepare. One of the classic ways to cook salmon is by barbecuing it either on a grill over an open flame or in the oven. Grill up delicious BBQ salmon steaks using these easy steps.

Things You'll Need

  • BBQ grill or oven
  • Grilling pan
  • Salmon steaks
  • BBQ sauce
  • Basting brush
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Prepare the salmon steaks. You can find good cuts of salmon at most grocery stores, generally the best cuts are the large ones that can be cut down into individual steaks after you cook them. To prepare the salmon simply lay the cut on a plate and add a dash of salt and pepper and massage an ounce of lemon juice into the steaks.

  • Preheat the grill or oven. If you are planning on using your oven to grill them then set it to high-broil at about 400 degrees. Otherwise heat up your BBQ grill to medium-high and allow it to preheat for at least ten minutes.

  • Cook and baste the salmon steaks. Once your oven or grill is ready for cooking (about 400 degrees) you can grill the salmon. Lay the salmon on the grill and baste generously with the BBQ sauce. Allow it to cook for about five-seven minutes and the flip. Baste the other side with BBQ sauce and allow it to cook for an additional five minutes.

  • Remove skin, serve and enjoy delicious BBQ salmon. Remove the salmon from the grill or the oven and place on a plate. The skin will generally crisp and be easy to remove. Allow to cool for a few minutes and peel the skin from the underside of the salmon. Lightly baste with BBQ sauce, serve and enjoy.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also try marinating the salmon steaks; simply place in a glass dish and baste in BBQ sauce then cover and refrigerate for several hours prior to cooking them.
  • Make sure you grill the steaks for at least five to seven minutes per side to assure that they are safe to eat.

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