Salmon with Avocado


1½ to 2 pounds wild salmon fillets, boneless and skin on
3 tsp melted butter
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cracked pepper
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp cayenne
2 avocados, sliced


Slice the salmon evenly into 4 fillets.

Combine the butter and all of the spices in a bowl. Rub all over both sides of the salmon. Leave at room temperature while the grill heats.

Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.

Sear the salmon, skinless side down first. Close the grill lid. Cook 1-3 minutes on the first side, depending on how thick the fillets are. (Try not to move them until you are going to flip them over to help keep them in one piece.)

Using tongs and a metal spatula in the other hand, carefully turn the fish over, so that the skin side is down, and reduce the heat to medium. For charcoal grills, finish cooking over indirect heat furthest from the coals.

Close the grill lid and finish cooking for another 5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets.

Salmon should be just barely opaque and will start to flake along the center of the fillet when done.

Top with sliced avocado.

Serves 4

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