Grilled Salmon With Jalapeno Butter

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"This is out of my Hot & Spicy cookbook...spiced butters offer instant flavor for grilled salmon. This jalapeno-cilantro version is equally good on grilled meats..."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (225.2 g)
  • Calories 712.4
  • Total Fat - 54.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 61 mg
  • Sodium - 1046.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 12.1 g
  • Sugars - 2.4 g
  • Protein - 39.8 g
  • Calcium - 192.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 27 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.9 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

For jalapeno butter, combine gingerroot, garlic, and jalapeno pepper in a blender container or food processor bowl; cover and process till finely chopped. Add cilantro; cover and blend or process till combined. Stir into butter. On a piece of waxed paper or plastic wrap, shape butter into a 6-inch-long log. Seal and chill till serving time.

Step 2

Thaw salmon, if frozen. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in a well-greased grill basket or on a well-greased grill rack directly over medium coals. Grill for 3 to 6 minutes for each 1/2 inch of thickness. (Or, broil on the unheated rack of a broiler pan 4 inches from the heat for 4 to 6 minutes for each 1/2 inch of thickness) If the fish is thicker than 1 inch, turn it halfway through cooking. Fish is done when it flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Step 3

To serve, place a 3/4-inch-thick slice of jalapeno butter atop each piece of fish. Seal remaining butter and freeze up to 3 months.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


That butter is fantastic, even though the jalapenos here aren't very spicy at all. I ended up adding an extra serrano chili for some kick, and doubled up the ginger and garlic (love that stuff!!!). Instead of bothering with the grill, we just pan fried the salmon and gave it a good golden crust. What a wonderful combo of flavors - we'll definitely be making this easy dish again! Thanks for sharing - this is a keeper!


review by:
(9 May 2020)


I really like the taste that the flavored butter imparts to the salmon; the garlic, ginger, jalepeno, mmmm, you just can't go wrong. There's leftover butter, which is not a bad thing because I will be using it in my cooking and as a topping to veggies, etc. Thank you, Teresa, for sharing!


review by:
(27 Jun 2019)

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