grilled salmon recipe with lemon butter sauce
grilled salmon recipe with lemon butter sauce

I'm very partial to seafood, and love a grilled fish. A few nights ago I had a salmon craving and decided to stir up a quick garlic and capers infused lemon-butter sauce to accompany the fish. Here's my grilled salmon recipe. Enjoy.

Serves 2

Prep Time - 10 min

Cook Time - 15 min

Total Time - 25 min


  1. Salmon fillets - 2
  2. Baby spinach - 150/200 gm
  3. Butter - 4 tbsp
  4. Lemon - 1 large
  5. Capers - 2 tbsp
  6. Garlic - 4 large cloves
  7. Pepper
  8. Salt
  9. Olive oil


  1. Preheat the grill on high for 5 minutes
  2. Line a baking tray with tin foil
  3. Place the fish fillets in the centre of the tray
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  5. Grill for 15 minutes approximately, until the fish is opaque and flaky
  6. In the meantime, place a wide bottomed saucepan on the hob on medium. Heat a tsp of olive oil in the pan
  7. Add the spinach leaves to the pan, sprinkle very lightly with salt and pepper, mix through, cover and allow the spinach to wilt. Then cook open until the water evaporates
  8. While the spinach is cooking, place another saucepan on the hob and add the butter and allow to melt on low
  9. Peel and finely chop the garlic
  10. Juice the lemon
  11. Turn the heat up to medium
  12. When the butter starts to sizzle, turn down to low again, add the garlic and the capers and stir continuously till the garlic turns golden brown
  13. Add the lemon juice and stir for a couple more minutes
  14. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper and stir for another minute
  15. Take off the heat
  16. Serve the spinach onto two plates and flatten gently
  17. Place the fish fillets on the spinach
  18. Pour over the lemon butter sauce