Grilled Salmon In Corn Husks Recipe

Aug 30, 2012 1:01 pm

Use corn husks for moist fish-grilling perfection

easy grilled salmon recipe
Photo: Paul Brissman
The corn husks infuse the grilled salmon with flavor and prevent it from burning.

Nils Noren is the Vice President, Restaurant Operations for the Marcus Samuelsson Group (full disclosure: Samuelsson is a co-founder of Food Republic). This fall, Noren will release a cookbook in Swedish, 10 Techniques, 100 Recipes. Here, he gives us a sneak peek (albeit in English). Follow him on Twitter at @nilsnoren.

We may have all the tips for great grilled seafood in the world, but if your fillets are sticking to the barbie no matter how well you pre-heat or oil, Nils Noren has the easiest grilled fish hack you've never used. You've probably got access to corn since it's grilling season. Throw it on with this easy corn recipe, reserve the husks and watch your salmon come right off the grill with nary an errant flake (in other words, it won't stick but will still have that great smoky flavor).

"This is a great technique for grilling salmon, which can easily get burned and become dry. The fish gets the nice taste of the corn husks," says Noren. 

Servings: 4


4 large corn husks, soaked in water for 30 minutes
4 fillets salmon
4 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
4 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
pinch each of salt and sugar, for each fillet
  1. Let the corn husks drain on paper towels until just slightly damp.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-low.
  3. Rub a pinch each of salt and sugar on each salmon fillet's topside, then spread mustard evenly over each one and top with finely sliced chives.
  4. Place a fillet on each corn husk, then place on the grill.
  5. Grill on low heat until salmon is medium, or just opaque all the way through.
  6. Serve on corn husks.

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Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
45 minutes
Cooking Time: 
15 minutes
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