BBQ Salmon

This is a combination I would have never thought to try on my own. On one of my dad’s and my many pilgrimages up to visit my uncle en route to a Buffalo Bills game, we arrived to an incredible aroma. After we brought our Bills gear (lucky hats and shirts…and tissues) inside and settled in, my uncle pulled a cast iron pan of BBQ Salmon out of his oven, and it was time to eat. We definitely devoured and enjoyed that night (even if the ensuing Sunday was less enjoyable). Today, after a quick bike ride down to New Hope Seafood Market, we found ourselves in the possession of a pound of incredibly fresh Scottish Salmon, and it was time to attempt a recreation.

We served this with steamed green beans and Mashed Celery Root. However, thinking back to that original meal, I guarantee you that Lisa’s Grilled Potatoes are a perfect pairing as well.

Time: 30 Minutes


  • Salmon Fillet (We used Scottish Salmon)
  • BBQ Sauce of your choice


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Remove the skin from your salmon as needed/desired, and cut it into your preferred portion sizes.
  • Give the top of each fillet a quick salt sprinkle.
  • Heat some butter or oil in a Cast Iron pan, and when it’s hot, place your salmon fillets in.
  • Sear for about 2 minutes, and then flip.
  • As the other side sears, brush the top of your salmon with your BBQ sauce.
  • After about 2 minutes of searing on the other side, transfer your cast iron pan to the oven.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes (or until your fish reaches a minimum internal cooked temperature of 145 degrees F…but by 18-20 minutes, you should be well past that).
  • Plate, devour, and enjoy!

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