Grilled salmon with chilli & lime butter

Grilled salmon with chilli & lime butter

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This easy-to-make dish is grilled, low in fat and spiked with a little chilli - a great all-rounder!

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
300
protein
29g
carbs
1g
fat
20g
saturates
5g
fibre
0g
sugar
0g
salt
0.2g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • knob of butter
  • 6 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 large red chilli, halved, deseeded and finely chopped
  • zest and juice 1 lime
  • small bunch coriander, chopped

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the salmon, skin side down, for about 5-6 mins until the skin is crispy and golden. Turn the salmon fillets carefully, then cook for a further 2 mins. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Tip the butter in the pan and, when melted, add the spring onions, chilli and lime zest to sizzle in the butter for 2 mins, then add the lime juice. Spoon the chilli and lime butter over the salmon. Scatter with the coriander and serve with boiled rice.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2006

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jit12345's picture

I love this recipe. With a few tweaks such as extra lime juice and butter and a hint of garlic and this is delicious. It deserves more that 28 people reviewing it.....my tip....make it tonight! xx

pit's picture

Super recipe.
Very easy, very quick, just a few materials and VERY tasty!
Once I didn't have spring onions, but it was just as good.
Salmon might need 7-8 minutes on the skin side if it's a bit thicker.

Instead of rice you can also try with steamed broccoli, carrots and and use some of the same sauce on them too.

katherine129's picture

Wow! Tasted amazing and so easy to cook. I used brown rice with cold chopped peppers, cucumber and peeled carrot. A great healthy and filling meal. Family have asked for again, all round winner

richbrown's picture

wow very tasty

smohsinali's picture
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Perfectly cooked and very healthy as well!!

marieb1's picture
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Added a few king prawns and some mange tout and soya beans to the rice.

tmhill's picture
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This dish is exactly what I cam to this website for. Simple, elegant, tasty, VERY healthy - and impresses guests!

I have this at least once every week

gjayanikasa's picture
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This dish is wonderfully zingy and subtly spicy without overpowering the fish. Husband and I like this with a simple salsa of fresh chopped tomatoes, chopped raw white/red onion and cucumber. If you feel, also try gently frying some breadcrumbs and scattering on top of the salmon. The breadcrumbs give it a bit of extra crunch and texture.

foody36's picture
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Very tasty! 5 minutes was a bit less for the salmon to cook well. I used tilda basmati coriander/lime rice (bag which you microwave for 2 minutes) and it has now become one of my favourites.

glenyst's picture

I still have not mastered the art of "until the skin is crispy" which appears in a lot of fish dishes. For me, this doesn't happen. The skin sticks to the pan and the salmon then falls apart. Is my pan too hot, or not hot enough? Too much oil, or not enough? I have a lot of problems with many recipes like this, all of which are labelled "easy", which I'm sure they are once you get the knack , but I've struggled with this for ages. I've watched people do it; it looks easy and the results are gorgeous, but they can't understand why I find it so difficult. or tell me where I'm going wrong. Can anyone out there help?

pit's picture

Most importantly you have to get a goon non-stick pan, this is essential for this and every other dish that you want to keep from sticking at the bottom.
In addition, have your pan preheated before you through in the fish (maybe to full heat - but have it reduced to what the recipe recommends as soon as you get the fish in).
good luck!

eljm76's picture
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i made a slight variation to this recipe - salmon, chilli, lime juice and zest cooked together wrapped in foil with a splash of soy sauce, then serve with boiled rice, sprinkle of coriander and drizzle of katsup manis - delish

julianna20's picture
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Lovely tastes. I would suggest that sauce amounts need to be doubled as not enough.

splodgemeister's picture
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Really enjoyed this. It was simple to make and tasted lovely. I served mine with new potatoes and salad which made a great light summery meal. I will definitely make this again and will try oven cooking in foil as per previous comments.

phwiiii's picture
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so simple and absolutely delicious! i added ginger and garlic to mine.

minigirl1's picture
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Fantastic!

amanda006's picture
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Really nice mix of flavours, simple to put together,cooked it in foil parcel in the oven though.

chazza1984's picture
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Really tasty and easy recipe - also guilt free as it's very low fat and tastes great with just a simple herb salad

dpmgirlie's picture

I grill the salmon in the oven and then make the chilli and lime butter about 2 mins before the salmon is ready. I love this recipe with either rice or new potatoes, it's delicious and one of my favourites!

treasurebox81's picture

Amazing! Looked fantastic, tasted great. As easy as it sounds!!

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