Spring Grilling: King Salmon with Peas and Mint

King Salmon with Peas and Mint \\ PasstheSushi.com
Can you smell that? On your ride home with the car window cracked, it’s there the far off smell of grills firing up. On your walk around the block, the aroma of freshly lit charcoal is calling out to you. Winter has finally started to subside and with as long as this one has been, there is going to be no time wasted digging out the grills. With temps approaching hot this weekend, and a little sun burn staining my shoulders, I cleaned the grill grates on my smoker, charcoal grill, and gas grill and got to grilling. It was glorious.

 Grill to Perfection

If you are looking for a little grill inspiration this year, flip through a fresh copy of Grill to Perfection, on the shelves of your local book store at the beginning of April. It has a great selection of all things back yard barbecue finger licking good from the pit masters Andy Husbands and Chris Hart. For the home cook looking to step up the neighborhood picnic this year and offer a little something more than weenies and frozen patties, this book has it. Flavor is bursting off of every page and just waiting to be sampled. With step by step tutorials, seasonal recipes, and even vegetarian options (which can be really hard to find in grilling books) this one is guaranteed to be smeared with sauce and have a few pages stuck together with much loved use by the time the first snow comes back around.
King Salmon with Peas and Mint \\ PasstheSushi.com

Grilled King Salmon with Peas and Mint

Grilled King Salmon with Peas and Mint


  • 2 tbs olive oil, plus more for fish
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups blanched peas, thawed
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 30 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbs whole grain mustard
  • Tabasco sauce to taste
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4 6oz salmon fillets, skinned and de-boned


Make the mint sauce: Heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook until dark brown, about 2 to 4 minutes, stirring often to avoid sticking. Spoon into blender. Add the peas, milk and milt. Blend until smooth. Add in the mustard, Tabasco, salt and pepper and store until ready to cook fish.

Heat a grill to medium heat and oil grates.

In a small saucepan, heat the pea sauce until slightly thickened and beginning to bubble.

Drizzle the salmon with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 8 to 10 minutes, flipping halfway through cook time, until done and easily flaked with a fork.

Serve salmon over pea sauce.

Adapted From


King Salmon with Peas and Mint \\ PasstheSushi.com
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Want More? Sign up for the FREE weekly email for every recipe and adventure from PtS plus sweet bonus content!

Join the fun on Instagram


  1. Kari M says

    My husband is the grillmaster at our house but I get to choose the recipes. I can’t wait for the smell of the first burgers of the year cooking.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *