Grilled Salmon with Habanero-Lime Butter

  • PREP 25 mins
  • COOK 16 mins
  • READY IN 2 hrs 41 mins
  • 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup orange juice

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon tequila

  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest

  • 1 tablespoon minced habanero pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 4 (5 ounce) salmon steaks

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 teaspoons minced habanero pepper

  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest

Directions

  1. In a bowl, stir together vegetable oil, orange juice, 3 tablespoons lime juice, tequila, 1 tablespoon lime zest, 1 tablespoon habanero pepper, and garlic. Reserve a small amount to use as a basting sauce, and pour the remainder into a shallow baking dish. Place the salmon in the shallow dish, and turn to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours, turning frequently.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together softened butter, garlic salt, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 2 teaspoons habanero pepper, and 2 teaspoons lime zest. Cover, and refrigerate.
  3. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  4. Lightly oil grill grate, and place salmon on the grill. Cook salmon for 5 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish can be easily flaked with a fork. Transfer to a serving dish, top with habanero butter, and serve.
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