July 24, 2007

Grilled Salmon with Tartar Sauce

I don't eat fish. It really disappoints my husband who's actually a cat that wants to be fed with fish every meal.

To avoid my complain, my poor husband usually cooks fish for himself when I'm not at home as I am just too sensitive to any slight smell of it. And basically I would yell at him until the smell is totally gone. I believe my selfishness might already make some of you want to kill me for my husband.

I do realize how intolerant I've been though. So, I've decided to make compromise a bit - he's allowed to have fish whenever he wants, even though I'm around. He's absolutely thrilled as a friend of ours just wild-caught a huge salmon last week, and we were given half of it.

So, here's another signature dish of him. The salmon itself is extremely fresh that grilling it went completely easy. I did help cooking it too.....by giving instruction of making the tartar sauce, plus, by giving up my tweezer for him to prick those little fish bones.

(serves 2......my husband had my portion)
For Salmon:
2 center-cut salmon steaks, 1" thick
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For Tartar Sauce:

3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp pickle relish
1 tbsp minced onion
2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
2 tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, pickle radish, dill and minced onion. Stir in lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
Season both sides of salmon with salt and pepper. Let rest for 15 mins.

In a saute pan heat olive oil. Place salmon in center of the pan over medium-heat and cook for 5 mins, turning once. Or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Remove the fish to a plate. Top with tartar sauce and serve.


Patricia Scarpin said...

Lu, I totally relate to this situation: I'd eat fish everyday too if I could!

Your salmon looks delicious and I love the sauce!

Fun said...


i can be yr hubby's best frd, i LUV salmon, esp grilled salmon. in fact i always prefer cooked salmon over raw salmon, yum yum..

Judy said...

I'm the opposite - I love fish but never make it! Even though I have piles of recipes, I never know what to do with it and it seems boring. This sounds pretty tasty though!

Kristen said...

Luckily my whole family likes salmon. I wouldn't be able to sit by without having a bite of this!

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

This looks great. We eat alot of salmon, I'd prefer it over a steak anyday!