Recipe for Grilled Salmon With Tarragon Butter


    Grilled Salmon with Tarragon Butter (T&T by Hubby)

    4 servings

    I make this for hubby at least once a week and he just loves it. I just one serving, except when the kids are over for dinner then I make the 4 servings. I use my George Foreman's Grill and have made it on the bbq. I serve it with an herbed buttered risotto and a sliced tomato salad. I, on the other hand, don't care for any kind of fish, except for shrimp, snow crab legs and lobster.

    1/2 cup Land O Lakes sweet butter, softened
    1 tablespoon fresh tarragon leaves, chopped,
        or 1 teaspoon dried
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    4 (1-inch) thick salmon steaks

    Prepare grill placing coals to one side, heat until coals are ash white. Make aluminum foil drip pan; place opposite coals.

    In small bowl stir together butter, tarragon and lemon juice.

    Spread 1 to 2 teaspoons butter mixture on both sides of each salmon steak.

    Place salmon on grill and grill, turning once, until salmon flakes with fork (10 to 12 minutes). Serve salmon with remaining butter mixture.

    NOTE: You can add 2 to 3 tablespoons of fresh chopped chives or to your taste. I add a lot more because of the taste the chives add to the salmon, and hubby likes it that way.

    Helpful Hint: Substitute either of the following butters for the tarragon butter.

    Lemon-Chive Butter
    Stir together 1/2 cup Land O Lakes Butter, softened, 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel and 4 to 6 drops hot pepper sauce.

    Garlic-Parsley Butter
    Stir together 1/2 cup Land O Lakes Butter, softened, 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt.

    I have used the lemon chive and garlic parsley butters and hubby says they all taste delicious.