Grilled Limoncello Salmon

Grilled Limoncello Salmon from Zagleft

Grilled limoncello salmon is my favorite way to enjoy salmon.

With the warm months fast approaching, we find ourselves using our grill more often and I just love the taste of grilled salmon that has been immersed in a limoncello marinade.  The sweet citrus taste of limoncello is a perfect choice for a marinade and it makes the delicate grilled limoncello salmon burst with flavor.

My husband makes his own limoncello from a recipe he got while he was in Italy on business but you can find limoncello on the store shelves.  It’s a delightful liqueur to enjoy in a chilled glass on a hot summer afternoon or added to champagne to create a Limoncello Champagne Aperitif for a special occasion.

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To begin, I first prepare a limoncello marinade.  For the marinade, I mix olive oil, lemon juice and a few spoonfuls of limoncello with dried crushed rosemary and a pinch of salt and pepper and pour it over the salmon to marinate.  I keep the salmon in the marinade for at least 20 minutes and then place it on a hot grill.

Limoncello marinade is also a delightful marinade for tofu and tastes great grilled.  The otherwise flavorless tofu is infused with the sweet limoncello taste and gives it a wonderful flavor.

Grilled Limoncello Salmon and Tofu from Zagleft

We served the grilled limoncello salmon on a simple bed of lettuce.  It was tremendously enjoyed as always outside with a glass of sauvignon blanc.

Grilled Limoncello Salmon

The sweet citrus taste of limoncello is a perfect choice for a marinade and it makes the delicate grilled limoncello salmon burst with flavor.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time46 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of salmon, cut into pieces about 2-inches wide and 1/2-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons limoncello
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill on a high heat.
  • Place the salmon pieces in a baking dish and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients.
  • Pour over the salmon.
  • Turn the salmon pieces over halfway through marinating time.
  • Remove the salmon pieces from the marinade and place on the grill and cook for 8 minutes on one side.
  • Turn the salmon over and cook for an additional 8 minutes on the other side.
  • Remove salmon from the grill and place on a plate.
  • Cover the salmon with foil and let them rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve.

Notes

This marinade is also wonderful for marinating tofu.

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Creamy Fettuccine with Scallops and Peas

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