Bob’s Spiced Rubbed Salmon with Cilantro-Lime ButterFebruary 23, 2011 at 5:41 am | Posted in Seafood | 57 Comments
Tags: cooking class, Denver cooking school, Dinner, Food, Recipe, salmon, seafood dinner
I love the results of grilled food, both from our gas and charcoal Webers and think the aroma of a steak or burger wafting from those hot grates is about the best smell ever, but have to admit I’m not a fan of the task of grilling. I’d much rather be in the kitchen chopping, dicing, fussing, sautéing, stirring, simmering, stewing, and braising, or sitting in the shade in my lawn chair with my glass of wine, watching someone grill.
So with all that said, I’m so very excited to announce that we now have a griller in the house. Bob received a certificate to a cooking class from Son Sean and Daughter-in-Law Stacey for Christmas. Sean suggested Bob enroll in the baking class because there would be more “chicks” there, (thanks Son) but after a long study of the lineup, Bob chose the grilling class. So off he went to Kitchen Table Cooking School over at Landmark last week. I was stunned with his first solo meal off our home grill, after his class to learn how to cook Spiced Rubbed Salmon With Cilantro-Lime Butter. Let’s take a look.
First of all, take a look at this impressive and rich-colored blend of spices for the rub. The aroma was intoxicating.
- 2 T. Chili Powder
- 2 T. Paprika
- 1 T. Smoked Paprika
- 1 t. Cayenne
- 2 t. Garlic Powder
- 1 T. Cumin
- 2 t. Black Pepper
Place ingredients in a small bowl and blend together.
Pat salmon filets dry, slather in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, sprinkle on rub and rub into salmon. Grill to desired doneness.
This is a photo after that wonderful Cilantro-Lime Butter oozed itself over and into the salmon. This salmon was perfectly cooked, juicy, tender and crazy with flavor. Hands down some of the best salmon I’ve ever had. An impressive outcome for Bob’s first grilling project, especially since the wind was blowing a gale and it was cold out there and fish can be tricky to start with.
Let’s take a look at the Cilantro-Lime Butter recipe.
Look at this guy, one class and he’s a better chopper than I’ve ever been.
- 4 T. Butter, room temperature
- 2 T. Cilantro, chopped
- 2 T. Italian Parsley, chopped
- 1 T. Honey
- 1/2 Lime, juiced
- Salt and pepper
Place ingredients together in a small bowl and mix together.
A delicious meal!
Spiced Rubbed Salmon with Cilantro-Lime Butter…It’s What’s for Dinner.