Grilled Salmon with Preserved Lemon and Green Olives
Total Time: 30 MIN Serves : 6
- 1/4 preserved lemon pulp discarded and peel minced (see Note)
- 1 small shallot minced
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- One 2-pound center-cut salmon fillet with skin
- Salt and freshly ground white pepper
- 8 large green olives such as Cerignola, halved and pitted
Light a grill or heat a grill pan. In a bowl, mix the preserved lemon with the shallot, parsley and 1 tablespoon each of the oil and lemon juice. Using a knife, make 1-inch-deep slits in the salmon skin, 1 inch apart. Rub the preserved lemon mixture into the slits. Rub the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil all over the salmon, then drizzle the fish with the remaining 2 tablespoons of lemon juice; season with salt and white pepper.
Grill the salmon, skin side down, over moderate heat until the skin is lightly charred and crisp, 5 minutes. Turn the salmon and grill until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes longer. Transfer the fish to a platter, skin side up. Scatter the olives over the fish. Cut the salmon crosswise into 6 pieces and serve.
The seasoned salmon can be refrigerated for up to 4 hours. Preserved lemons are a Moroccan ingredient made from lemons that have been cured in lemon juice and salt. Look for them at specialty-food shops.