Salmon fillets with lemon, mint and parsley

    30 min

    Salmon fillets are marinated in a zesty mixture of mint, parsley, lemon juice, honey, garlic and olive oil for a five minutes, then barbecued. You could also cook them under the grill. Serve with lemon slices, melted butter and some freshly cooked Jersey Royals on the side. A simply delicious summer dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • For the marinade
    • 1 bunch fresh mint, stems removed
    • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, stems removed
    • 120ml fresh lemon juice
    • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 teaspoons coarse sea salt, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 4 (170g) salmon fillets
    • To serve
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
    • 4 small mint sprigs for garnish

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:5min marinating  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat a barbecue for medium-high heat. Place the rack about 10 to 12cm from the heat source.
    2. In a blender or food processor combine the mint and parsley with the lemon juice, garlic, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth - it might look more like a paste than a liquid marinade. Spread the marinade over the salmon fillets and set aside for five minutes.
    3. Remove salmon fillets and discard remaining marinade. Lightly oil the barbecue rack, then barbecue salmon for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until fish flakes when tested with a fork.
    4. Brush the fillets with melted butter and garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs before serving.

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    I personally love fresh mint, and was excited when I was recommended this recipe on the "Recipe Buzz". I followed the recipe exactly, however I wasn't very impressed. None of the mint flavor shone through, but maybe I'm not used to the flavor of cooked mint. I usually use it fresh. I found it too salty as well. It was OK but I will try something else next time.  -  07 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I really enjoyed the mint flavor that came through here. I used a combination of pineapple mint and spearmint that I had growing in the garden.  -  27 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I am giving this fish a 4 on account of the family really did not care for it but I did.The mint was not very prominent, I added 2 bunches of fresh mint for 2 1/2 lbs of fish. I used cilantro instead of the parsley. It was easy and quick. I tought it tasted really good! Thanks for an interesting take on salmon!  -  11 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)