Grilled Masala Salmon

Masala Salmon“Grilled Masala Salmon on a bed of Chinese fried rice accompanied by wild asparagus and stir-fried vegetables.”

This is how the son described the above meal in his food diary, quite forgetting that the audience was a stern swimming coach and not a Masterchef judge. As it turned out, the coach found it hilarious (but not as funny as his description of fish fingers – battered salmon strips, accompanied by fried potatoes with a ketchup garnish).

Anyway,  this is something I rustled up very quickly the other day and we had it with left-over Chinese fried rice. Here’s my on-the-fly, off-the-top- of-my head recipe for Grilled Masala salmon.

Grilled Masala Salmon

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
An on-the-fly, off-the-top of my head, very simple recipe.


  • 4 fillets of salmon (deskinned)
  • 2 cloves garlic (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 small piece of ginger (cut into small pieces)
  • juice of half a lime
  • 2 tbs. garam masala (or any masala powder of your choice)
  • 1 deseeded chilli (chopped into fine pieces)
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander to garnish


Adjust the quantity of chillies and masala powder depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be.


Step 1
Rub all the ingredients over the salmon pieces and marinate for about three hours in the fridge.
Step 2
Take the salmon out of the fridge and bring to room temperature before cooking.
Step 3
Grill! In our case, we used our George Foreman grill.
Step 4
Serve with any accompaniment that takes your fancy!