Just how easy? How about three steps and you’re resting easy? Because summer is the official season of kicking back. You want to make the most of it. That means less time in the kitchen and more time firing up the backyard grill (then hanging by the pool). Which makes light, healthy seafood the perfect summer pairing.

4-Spice Grilled Salmon

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Ingredients

  • 4 6-ounce skinned salmon fillets
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil, grape seed or other neutral oil, or clarified butter

Directions

  1. Season fillets with salt and pepper. Combine spices and press on top of each fillet.
  2. Heat oil until shimmering, then add salmon, spice side down.
  3. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each sides.
  4. RELAX.

Citrus Salmon Skewers

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Ingredients

  • Triple Citrus Glaze:
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Pinch kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4 6-ounce salmon fillets

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan, heat on low until thickened and slightly syrupy.
  2. Grill salmon 3-4 min per side.
  3. Brush with glaze during final few minutes of cooking and when serving.
  4. RELAX.

Salmon Cilantro Tartare

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. boneless skinless salmon filet, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. mirin
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • Kosher salt and finely ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Finely dice salmon.
  2. Combine salmon, soy, mirin, cilantro, salt and pepper.
  3. Place ring mold or cookie cutter to shape.
  4. RELAX.