Grilled Spicy Cilantro Lime Salmon is a 30-minute meal perfect for a weeknight dinner. Served with cauliflower rice and grilled veggies, this grilled salmon is Keto Diet friendly. Outdoor grilling never tasted so good!
Tips for the perfect grilled salmon:
Choosing fillets or steak cuts of salmon is perfect for grilling. Brush the grill grates with oil and heat the grill until oil starts smoking. This is an important step for grilling and it takes 10 to 12 minutes, but don’t skip it.
Check the salmon fillet for pin bones, then season with spices and herbs. Shake off the excess marinade from salmon fillets, place on the oiled grill grates facing the skinless side down, and cook on medium-high heat for 5 to 6 minutes on one side. When you notice the grill marks on the bottom side and the color changes to opaque white, flip to the other side. Wait until the bottom side gets cooked before flipping to the other side to prevent the fillets from falling apart.
Cook on the other side for another 4 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon fillets. I used 5-ounce fillets per piece and grilled for about 10 minutes. Let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Salmon will keep cooking for a few minutes after you take it off the grill.
A meal that’s Keto Diet friendly!
Grilled salmon with cauliflower rice or grilled veggies is a balanced Keto Diet meal for weeknight dinners. Spices add flavor to the salmon with only a few calories and lime juice gives a mild tangy taste to the salmon. This spicy grilled salmon tastes so flavorful and aromatic.
Salmon is heart-healthy and is loaded with protein and Omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for our body. Those who are not fans of seafood tend to like this spicy salmon. The spices, like turmeric and coriander, curb the fishy flavor. Instead of grilling, you could even cook this on the stovetop or bake it using a sheet pan on rainy days.
How to serve grilled spicy cilantro lime salmon:
Serve grilled spicy cilantro lime salmon with lime wedges as an appetizer or with a salad for dinner. I love a fresh cucumber salad and grilled spicy salmon combo!!
- 4 5-oz Salmon Fillets
- 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1 pinch Turmeric Powder
- Juice from 1 lime
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 cup Chopped Cilantro
- 1 tbsp Cooking Oil + extra for brushing the grill grates
- Marinate the salmon fillets with red chili powder, coriander powder, salt, oil, chopped cilantro, turmeric powder, and lime juice for 10 minutes.
- Brush the grill grates with oil and heat until the oil starts smoking.
- Place the marinated salmon fillets on the grill grates and grill for 5 - 6 minutes until the fillets release themselves from the grill. Flip to the other side using a flat spatula and continue cooking for about 3 - 4 minutes.
- Let the grilled salmon fillets rest for about 5 minutes and serve.
Home Chef Tip: Adjust the spices according to your taste. Cooking time varies depending on the thickness of the salmon fillets and the type of grill.
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