Grilled Salmon & Argula with Apple Butter Vinaigrette

Grilling is one of my favorite ways to cook.  It's quick, healthy, and the best part is minimal clean up!  It's especially perfect for summertime because honestly, who wants to heat their house up even more with the oven?  Not me!

Last year, Musselmans was kind enough to send me a jar of Apple Butter. I was sort of an Apple Butter virgin at that time but my recipe Spiced Shredded Apple Butter Brisket Sliders turned out so well, I have been using it all the time! In addition to being delicious and versatile, it is gluten free and dairy free.

Musselmans just sent me another jar, a set of recipe cards and a Wilton Armetale Grillware Fish Griller!   This is perfect because I make fish quite often and it can be used in the oven, stove or grill.

Using these items, I wanted to share a simple recipe with you guys that has basically no prep and no clean up.  I do this during the week after work a lot because it's so easy and extremely healthy.  I used salmon but you could easily do this with another type of fish, chicken or steak.  I served the salmon over arugula but the vinaigrette is good with any type of lettuce or green.


Grilled Salmon & Arugula with Apple Butter Vinaigrette
recipe by halftomatohalfpotato
serves 2

Grilled Salmon

2 salmon fillets
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Montreal steak seasoning

-preheat grill to about 500 degrees.  once hot, clean grill with brush
-rinse salmon fillets and pat dry
-brush on olive oil and season 
-place on grill, skin side up
-cook for about 4-5 minutes, or until fish lifts off grates without sticking
-flip, cook for another 3-4 minutes (when finished, salmon should be nice and crispy on outside and opaque and flaky on the inside)
-using spatula, separate the fish from the skin
-remove the fish from the grill leaving the skin behind

Arugula with Apple Butter Vinaigrette
yields approx 1/2 cup of dressing


1 bag of arugula
1/4 cup apple butter
3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil

-mix apple butter, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, and salt together
-then whisk in 1/4 cup olive oil
-dress arugula with vinaigrette


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