Grilled Salmon Steaks with Mustard-Orange Marinade

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Staples like orange-juice concentrate and Dijon mustard turn into a quick and flavorful marinade for omega-3-rich salmon. Make it a meal: Warm Green Bean Salad with Toasted Walnuts is a nice side dish for this tangy salmon.

Grilled Salmon Steaks with Mustard-Orange Marinade

Makes: 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons frozen orange-juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon minced scallions
  • 4 5-ounce salmon steaks
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Stir together mustard, orange-juice concentrate and scallions in a shallow dish. Add salmon and turn to coat both sides. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  3. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Cook the salmon just until it is opaque in the center, about 5 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper.

Tips & Notes

  • To oil a grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to spray the food with cooking spray.
  • Fish on foil: Fish that flakes easily requires a delicate touch to flip on the grill. If you want to skip turning it over when grilling, measure a piece of foil large enough to hold the fish and coat it with cooking spray. Grill the fish on the foil (without turning) until it flakes easily and reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.


Per serving: 274 calories; 15 g fat (3 g sat, 5 g mono); 84 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 28 g protein; 0 g fiber; 254 mg sodium; 577 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (30% daily value), Potassium (16% dv), Selenium (74% dv).

Exchanges: 4 1/2 lean meat

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