Grilled Limoncello Salmon

Grilled Limoncello Salmon on a large piece of lettuce

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.

Why This Recipe Works

  • It's flavorful! For this grilled salmon recipe, I mix together olive oil, lemon juice, limoncello, dried rosemary, and salt and pepper and pour it over the top of the salmon fillet before placing it on the grill.
  • It's a low carb, single serving meal.

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions. 

  • Salmon
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Limoncello
  • Dried rosemary, salt, and pepper

How To Make This Recipe

  1. In a small bowl whisk together ingredients for marinade.
  2. Pour over salmon.
  3. Remove the salmon pieces from the marinade and place on the grill. Cook on one side for 8 minutes.
  4. Turn the salmon over and cook on the other side for an additional 8 minutes.
  5. Remove salmon from the grill and place on a plate.Grilled Limoncello Tofu topped with blue cheese crumbles on a large piece of lettuce

Expert Tips

  • Consider serving grilled salmon with Roasted Carrots, Rice Pilaf, or Black Eyed Peas.
  • Limoncello marinade is also a delightful marinade for tofu and tastes great grilled! The tofu is infused with the sweet limoncello taste and gives it a wonderful flavor.
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Health Benefits Of Salmon?

  • Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and reduce risk factors for diseases.
  • It is a great source of protein and contains minerals that protect bone health and improve thyroid function.

What Kind Of Salmon Should I Use?

I prefer using Alaskan wild salmon for its superior sustainability, nutrition, and taste.

Closeup of Grilled Limoncello Salmon

Enjoy!

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.
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 46 minutes
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.

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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