I have made salmon with Old Bay Blackened Spices before. However, I just sprinkled it on the salmon without any fat. I did this because I am trying to practice girth control and wanted to keep my fat intake down.
However, sometimes you just need to eat the high fat version. There was some fine sockeye salmon steaks and they just screamed for the butter version.
I started by melting 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave. I brushed one side of the salmon steaks with the butter and put that side down on a barbecue grill preheated to medium high. I brushed the other side with butter and sprinkled it with the Old Bay. I cooked it for 3 to 4 minutes.
I flipped the salmon steaks and brushed them with butter and applied another sprinkling of Old Bay. I cooked them for another 3 to 4 minutes (the internal temperature should be 150 F).
I served it with whole wheat French bread, green salad and the missus’ excellent broccoli salad.
The Verdict – Grilled salmon is delicious without a brushing of butter but the butter gives a nice crisp crust on the salmon. It is definitely better from a taste point of view. However, there is definitely more fat.
Sigh, I have been bad.
The Old Fat Guy