This Grilling Hack Will Make Your Salmon So Much Better


Fish is relatively easy to cook, but it’s super delicate and the cleanup can be a little messy. If you’re into grilling, you’ve probably had to deal with scraping off the remnants and that’s no fun. One way to prevent fish from sticking is to leave the skin on the fillet. This will help the fish stay together while still remaining juicy.

This fun grilling hack will make your life way easier. Pick up your ideal fillet (salmon or halibut would be perfect) and favorite form of citrus from the grocery store. You could use oranges, lemons or limes, but lemon is probably the best choice for the job. Slice up the citrus and arrange the slices close together in a row on a heated grill (or a grill pan) to form a bed for the fish. Lay the raw fillet on top and add any olive oil, herbs or spices. Make sure the slices of lemon are big enough so that they can support the fillet and they don’t fall through the grill bars.

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The citrus slices will prevent the fish from being in direct contact with the heat while adding a lemony flavor to the fillet. Close the grill and cook for around 10 to 15 minutes or until it’s fully cooked through. This technique should make prep and cleanup extremely simple, although you won’t be able to get the same golden brown sear you’d get from putting the fish directly on the grill.  Give it a try and if works for you, you’ll never have to worry about an intense cleanup again.