Watch this video explaining how to avoid the stumbling blocks of grilling salmon. Learn the difference between salmon steaks and fillets. Note: Steaks are preferable for grilling. Wild caught is best for flavor and sustainability.
1. Buy skin-on Salmon to hold fish together.
2. Place salmon on oiled heated grill.
3. Once salmon releases itself from grill, flip.
4. Let salmon rest 10 minutes when done.
5. Serve with a little lemon.
For the salmon: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the salmon in the center skin-side down. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Spread the Dijon evenly on the flesh side of the salmon.
In a food processor, combine the BBQ chips, sugar, chili powder, scallions, garlic and lime zest and pulse until combined and the consistency of coarse bread crumbs. Press the mixture onto the mustard on the flesh side of the salmon.
Bake until the chip mixture is golden brown and crunchy, about 15 minutes.
For the salad: In a large bowl, whisk together the honey, vinegar, lime juice and jalapeno. While whisking, drizzle in the olive oil. Add the watercress, mango and onions and season with salt and pepper, tossing to coat.
Place the salad on a plate with the salmon and garnish the salad with the almonds.