I read a very informative article http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-ways-to-cancer-proof-your-barbecue.html about grilling and cancer prevention. As many people know the charred food is linked to the creation of carcinogens, which can increase your risk of cancer. However, this article talks about ways to grill and prevent these risks and still enjoy a delicious meal from the grill.
I hadn’t realized until I read the article that I automatically have been using the right type of recipes on the grill! I thought I would share one with my readers that can be varied to your own tastes.
Depending on the quantity of fish or chicken I am marinating would have an influence on the amount of olive oil and lemon juice. Chicken I marinade in a ziplock bag overnight. Fish I marinade about an hour to two hours maximum.
Salmon with lemon-olive oil and dry mustard
This recipe has a good kick from the dry mustard.
1-2 pounds salmon
1/2 tablespoon dry mustard, mixed with 2 tablespoons water (allow to sit for 10 minutes before mixing with other ingredients)
3 tablespoons lemon juice (freshly squeezed is the best)
3 tablespoons olive oil (not extra virgin, EVO burns at a high flame and gives off a toxic gas)
1 tablespoon Mirin
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
sea salt to taste
fresh pepper to taste
One or two hours before grilling prepare marinade. In a small bowl add lemon juice, mirin, garlic, ginger, cilantro, using a wire whisk, mix ingredients. Gradually add olive oil while whisking. Cut salmon into serving pieces (4) and put into non-reactive dish 9×12 (Pyrex or ceramic work well). Preheat grill on high flame until temperature reaches 600 degrees. Turn heat to medium low and place fish skin side up on grill. Cook for 4 minutes (depends on thickness of fish), turn fish to skin side down and grill for another 4-5 minutes (take care not to overcook fish). Remove and turn off grill. Serve with vegetables.
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