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Grilled Salmon with Basil Butter Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 22 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


Crispy, seared grilled salmon topped with basil infused compound butter.



  • 2 6-8 ounce salmon filets, skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 23 basil leaves, minced
  • 1 garlic glove, minced
  • 6 ounces broccolini
  • 12 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. For the compound butter, place the butter into a small microwave safe bowl and microwave for 10-15 seconds. Mash in minced basil and half of the garlic until well combined. Place onto a small sheet of tinfoil and roll up, doing your best to reshape into a log. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Season both sides of the salmon filets with salt and pepper to taste and set aside. Place the broccolini in a medium bowl and toss with olive oil and remaining garlic. Set aside.
  3. Lightly brush the grilling surface with olive oil and grill salmon for 5-6 minutes per side for medium. At the same time, add the broccolini. Occasionally turning until slightly charred and golden, about 10-12 minutes.
  4. Serve each salmon filet topped with a slice of basil butter and a side of grilled broccolini.


  • Serving Size: 1 piece
  • Calories: 412
  • Sugar: 0.4g
  • Sodium: 190mg
  • Fat: 25.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Protein: 44.8g
  • Cholesterol: 131mg

Keywords: grilled salmon, basil butter, salmon and basil


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