I’m a pretty simple guy, so my ‘recipes’ are pretty simple, too. This one is for fish, not game.

Take either a whole, gutted salmon or a fillet of salmon, and place it on a couple sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Sprinkle lemon pepper, or spices of your choice on the flesh. Liberally squirt lemon or lime juice over all the flesh. It’s better to put too much liquid rather than too little.

Cover the flesh with pats of butter, liberally; lots of butter. Fold aluminum foil over the fish, and then fold in the ends to seal it up well. Repeat with 2nd sheet of aluminum foil, so that it is double wrapped. You don’t want any moisture to escape.

Then, put it on the grill for at least half an hour, up to an hour. As long as you’ve got plenty of moisture in your package, and you’ve got it sealed up well so you don’t lose any moisture, it’s hard to burn it or over cook it.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 Whole, gutted salmon or a fillet
  • Lemon pepper
  • Spices of choice
  • Lemon or lime
  • Butter [Unknown Object]
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • Grill

This can also be done in the oven, or on top of a wood stove. Our family has tried it all three ways. If I have some vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, onions, or the like, I’ll put them on some aluminum foil, rolled in olive oil and then sprinkled with black pepper and sea salt, and then roast the vegetables alongside the salmon, either on the BBQ or in the oven. It’s all pretty simple with minimal cleanup.

Enjoy National BBQ Month!

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