Grilled Szechuan salmon

    25 min

    Szechuan peppercorns are completely different to everyday peppercorns. They are spicier, which adds an additional kick to any dish. Szechuan peppercorns and garlic are rubbed into salmon fillets, then grilled. Perfect for lunch or a light dinner.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 teaspoon Szechuan peppercorns
    • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
    • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime zest
    • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
    • 2 (175g) fillets salmon
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat the grill and set the grill rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Line a baking tray with foil.
    2. Using a mortar and pestle or spice grinder, grind the peppercorns, chopped garlic, lime zest and salt until the peppercorns are finely ground. Rub salmon fillets with olive oil, then place onto the prepared tray, skin side down. Rub spice mixture onto top of salmon fillets.
    3. Grill until the salmon is flaky and no longer pink in the centre, 10 to 15 minutes. Drizzle with soy sauce and serve.

    Szechuan peppercorns

    Can be found in Chinese/Oriental grocery stores.

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    This simple and delicious marinade is great! I used a little extra garlic and pepper to taste and added 1tsp sesame seeds too. I combined my spices with the oil to marinade instead of applying separately. It was a hit at Easter dinner and the recipe was asked for  -  07 Apr 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This turned out really good. I thought the lime seemed a little odd but it worked perfectly. This had the perfect amount of heat and salt. I did add some dill because I typically always do with salmon. It definitely bumped the flavor up some but I don't think it was completely necessary either. This is one I will definitely make again.  -  21 Feb 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)