Grilled Whiskey Salmon Salad


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Grilled Whiskey Salmon Salad

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    Did you know you can marinate salmon in whiskey and then char it on the grill to create a flavorful salad? Well, now you know!

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    4 (6-oz. each) salmon fillets
    ½ c. Hy-Vee canola oil
    ¼ c. Finagren's Irish whiskey
    1 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped, plus additional for garnish
    2 tsp. Hy-Vee brown sugar, packed
    1 tsp. lemon zest
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee apple cider vinegar
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee Dijon mustard
    1 head(s) romaine lettuce, halved
    1 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil
    ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
    1 tomato, chopped
    ⅓ c. candied pecans
    Lemon, sliced, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Paper towels
    • Large resealable plastic bag
    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Meat thermometer
    • Silicone pastry brush


    1. Pat salmon dry. Place in a large resealable plastic bag. Combine 1/4 cup canola oil, whiskey, 1 tablespoon dill, brown sugar, lemon zest, and salt; pour over salmon, Seal bag. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 to 3 hours.

    2. Preheat a charcoal or gas grill with greased grill rack for direct cooking over medium heat. Whisk together vinegar and mustard. Slowly add remaining 1/4 cup canola oil, whisking constantly; set aside.

    3. Drain salmon; discard marinade. Grill salmon 5 to 6 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork (145 degrees), turning once halfway through. Brush romaine with olive oil; grill alongside salmon during the last 3 minutes, turning occasionally. Cut romaine into bite-size pieces; toss with red onion, tomato, dressing, and pecans. Serve with salmon. Garnish with lemon slices and dill, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    660 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 50g
    • Cholesterol: 95mg
    • Sodium: 360mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 14g
    • Protein: 37g

    Daily Values

    Iron 10%
    Calcium 6%
    Vitamin D 100%
    Potassium 25%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons September 2019