I love the summer barbecue season and this Grilled Salmon with West Coast Dill Barbecue Sauce. It’s delicious, super easy and I always have all the ingredients in the fridge.
This sauce was the winner of a barbecue sauce recipe contest in Western Living magazine in the 1980’s and I’ve been making it ever since. I can make it in minutes while the barbecue is heating up.
Prep Once, Eat Twice – West Coast Dill Barbecue Sauce
Miracle Whip is naturally gluten free, readily available and gives this sauce a nice creamy texture. It isn’t anywhere close to homemade mayo but it is an everyday ingredient you might have in your fridge. Although the recipe can be halved I prefer to think of Prep Once, Eat Twice. I will make the whole recipe once, then put half in a jar for another salmon dinner. Getting a label on the jar is the catch as it serves as a reminder for me to make the same dinner again within a few weeks.
Get The Tools – Grilled Salmon
Every kitchen needs tools. Do you have a reusable grilling sheet? Mine is a Cookina Reusable Grilling Sheet and it works perfectly. You can cut the sheets up, send them with kids to a barbecue and use them on public grills at campsites and parks. A perfect solution for concerns about cross contamination. To learn more about these sheets check out the blog post I wrote titled Reusable Grilling Sheet.
Everyday to Gourmet
Edible flowers add a gourmet touch to any plate and you don’t need a green thumb to use them. If you’re curious about buying or growing edible flowers read this blog post, How To Use Edible Flowers in the Kitchen. In the spring I love to buy lots of pansy plants to use here and there, like topping my salmon with this bright purple pansy.
Let me know in the comments below if you tried this easy sauce or if you use edible flowers on your dishes.
More Salmon Recipes
If you love salmon here are some of my favourite recipes to cover the whole year.
|6 salmon steaks or filets|
|WEST COAST DILL BARBECUE SAUCE|
|2/3 cup miracle whip|
|1/3 cup butter, melted|
|1 heaping Tbsp honey|
|1 Tbsp white vinegar|
|juice of 1 lemon (about 3 Tbsp)|
|½ tsp dried dill or ½ Tbsp fresh dill, chopped|
|salt and pepper to taste|
- Preheat the barbecue.
- Combine all sauce ingredients and stir until combined.
- Pour some sauce into a separate dish and brush salmon steaks on both sides.
- Grill salmon for approximately 6 minutes then turn. Brush with sauce again. Cook until salmon is flaky, about 6 minutes.
- Serve with warm Dill Barbecue Sauce on the side.
- Garnish with fresh dill or edible flowers.