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Tender Grilled Salmon Fillet with Creamy Tarragon Sauce

A Tasty Choice for Summer

Impress your family and friends with a tender salmon complimented with a creamy tarragon sauce. This recipe is quick, simple and elegant perfect for small gatherings. Make sure you serve this dish with your favorite sides. 

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  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 ½ lbs salmon fillets

Tarragon Sauce

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter milk
  • Juice of ½ large lemon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tsp minced lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon leaves or ½ tsp dried
  • ½ tsp kosher salt



Mix together ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, ¼ cup of olive oil, 3 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tsp kosher salt, and 1 tsp black pepper into a small bowl. Pour marinade over the salmon fillets in a plastic container. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

marinating the salmon

    Tarragon Sauce

    Make the tarragon sauce by removing the leaves of fresh tarragon and chopping them up. You will need about 2 tsp of the chopped herbs. Zest ½ a lemon and add it to the bowl along with the lemon juice, buttermilk, sugar, salt, and sour cream. Stir well, cover, and refrigerate until the Salmon is cooked.

    preparing the tarragon sauce


    Cook the salmon skin side down on a raised grid at 325 degrees with direct heat until the internal temperature of the fish is 145 degrees and flakes apart. It is always a nice trick when the skin sticks to the grates and the fillet of fish should come off perfectly into your spatula.

    placing the salmon over Fogo All Natural Lump Charcoal

    Drizzle the sauce on the plate, place the fish on top, and have a few slices of lemon on the side. The extra sauce can be placed on the table for anyone wanting a little extra. Enjoy!

    grilled salmon ready to serve


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