Barbecued Salmon with Anchovy-Orange Butter

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

Because it is rich in oil, a salmon takes to barbecue. If you have a flat-hinged “toaster” grill to hold over a bed of coals, you can nail a butterflied salmon to a seasoned plank and prop it against a rock to face the heat of an outdoor campfire. Or, if you have to cook outdoors, you can broil a butterflied salmon as close as possible to the heat of your broiler.

To butterfly a whole salmon, slit the fish along the belly and gut it. Insert a sharp knife under the side (pectoral) fi