The McCormick Grill Mates “Grillerhood” representatives delivered several packages of spices and seasonings for me to try this summer. Seeing how Salmon was on the menu I choose the McCormick Grill Mates Brandy and Herb Marinade packet I received. Grilled Salmon is a favorite of mine, filets being the cut of choice at my table, who needs bones! The main problem with filets is their ability to dry out too quickly, marinating can easily cure that issue. Though I have not in past grilling experiences marinated my Salmon, the Brandy and Herb Marinade proved too difficult to avoid.
Now looking at this, you might think there was a lot of prep to get the Salmon on my grill, it was pleasantly simple to prepare. The easy and minimal directions only required mixing water, olive oil and the Brandy and Herb Marinade together, then marinating the Salmon with 3/4ths of the marinade for approximately 15 minutes. Reserving the remainder of the marinade for glazing during the last few minutes of grilling time.
Pre-heating your grill (at least 10 minutes) is essential to perfecting the cherished grill marks, especially with Salmon filets, your grilling time is very short and the Salmon will dry out very fast.
I grilled mine over direct medium heat for 3 minutes flesh side down to “Grill mark it” and finished grilling on the skin side until the Salmon is done, about 10 minutes (times are approximates).
McCormick Grill Mates Brandy and Herb Marinade was a pleasant surprise for the family, very flavorful with a delightful tang finish. Following mixing instruction and leaving some marinade in reserve for the last few minutes of grilling time resulted in a great glaze to the Salmon leaving a thick tangy coating adding moisture and flavor to the finished dish.
This is another in a series of articles sponsored by McCormick Grill Mates “Grillerhood”
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