Eats: Fire-pit Salmon

11:04 AM

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Salmon! We thought it would be a great idea to buy some from the fish market the other week, and then maybe grill it in our old grill that we have in the yard. Turns out I took the grill grate in the house to wash it last fall, and now we have no idea where it is. Oops. It's okay, instead, we just built a fire in our amazing fire-pit and then used the grill grate from our little charcoal grill that we use for camping. It came out perfect.

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1 1/2 pounds of salmon 
EVOO, I used about 3 tsp
Lemon pepper to taste 
Cayenne pepper to taste
1 lemon, sliced into rings
1 lemon, juiced

Place the fish on tinfoil, I used about two layers. Using a spoon, drizzle the olive oil, and lemon juice all over it.  Then add the seasonings on top, and the lemon slices, spreading evenly.  I don't eat the bottom part of the fish, but I leave it on for cooking, and you are going to want to for this because the bottom will blacken. Set grate over the fire, but not in direct flames, and put the fish on the grate. We left it on for about 15 minutes, and then decided that we should flip it. We then grabbed a pan to put it in, because we didn't want the top part of the fish to burn. We set the pan back on the grate, and let it cook another 5-6 minutes, took the temperature, and it was all set.  

In the end, the bottom was blackened, and the sides were crispy and juicy. We don't eat a whole lot of salmon because it lowers your blood sugar, and I am already hypoglycemic, sadness. This came out really awesome though, so I think I am going to have to say screw it and try doing this again soon. 

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  1. I didn't actually know that about salmon - that it reduces your blood sugar. It is so delicious, this sounds like a great way to prepare it!

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  2. This looks delicious. BUT! I wanted to say, I just noticed that your header has a Doctor Who element to it and I am impressed. SO CUTE. Did you draw it?

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  3. I am not crazy about fish or any seafood but that still looks AMAZING! Wow...so good!

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  4. That's it. I'm coming to your house for dinner one day.

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  5. I always have to imagine another fish in the place of salmon, it's not a fav of mine but it does look good. The pasta too!

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  6. I really want to build a fire place now, possibly will in the near future. The food looks amazing and mmmmm Beer :D

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  7. salmon has some awesome benefits. this sounds delicious.
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  8. Mmm... I love salmon. This is a great way to prepare it.

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  9. I am a vegetarian, so I don't eat salmon, but this does sound good. I would hang with you and have a Guinness, though!

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  10. Yum Yum Yum! I'm coming for dinner tomorrow, kay? I should not read blogs when I am tired because I read that as Spit Salmon and I was worried about what this recipe would entail.

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  11. You are making me hungry right now lol

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  12. This makes me sad to be allergic to salmon because it looks YUM!!

    xx

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  13. Oh so lovely. Wow, what a great cookout!

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  14. mmmmmmmmmm that must taste so good!!!

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  15. SALMON + LEMON = WIN!

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  16. This looks AMAZING!! I've been on a HUGE Salmon kick lately!!

    xo
    Rachel

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