Grilled Herb-Glazed Salmon Fillets

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My husband and myself have both been trying to eat healthier and exercise more.
One commitment that we have made is to eat more fish.
We quickly discovered that in order to eat more fish on a regular basis we had to spice up our basic bland cooking recipes for the different fish we were eating.
Salmon has become one of our favorite fish to have a couple of times a week and this recipe for salmon a family favorite.
We usually have these fish fillets with a wild rice or rice pilaf and a fresh vegetable such as broccoli or asparagus.
It also goes very well with a fresh salad and a hard crunchy bread like a baguette or something similar.
One of the best thing about having fish is the cooking time involved.
Fish cooks very quickly which is a very big plus for the two of us.
This meal can easily be prepared and on the table in less than 30 minutes.
This recipe serves four adults but can easily be modified to fit any size family.
Our grandson's usually split a fillet between the two of them and have given us the thumbs up for this particular recipe.
What you will need: 4 (4 to 5 oz.
) salmon fillets with or without skin 1/2 cup apricot preserves 3 tbsp.
chopped fresh basil 2 tbsp.
butter The first thing to do is to pre-heat your grill to a medium - high temperature (350 - 400 degrees).
Next for the glaze, in a microwave-safe bowl combine the apricot preserves, basil and the butter.
Microwave just until the butter melts; mix well.
The melting time will vary between microwaves depending on the type and power of your microwave.
My microwave will melt the butter in about 15 seconds, my sister's microwave however takes more like 45 to 55 seconds.
Spread the glaze on one side of the salmon fillets.
If you have fillets with the skin then spread the glaze on the flesh side first.
Season the fillets with salt and pepper to taste.
If you are trying to cut back on your salt intake you can skip the salt all together, it tastes great.
Grill the salmon fillets, flesh side down, 3 minute or until the fish begins to turn opaque.
Brush the other side of the fillets with the glaze; turn and grill for another 3 minutes more or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
That's it! Fillets should be served immediately.
The total preparation time for the fillets and glaze is about 5 minutes and the total cooking time is approximately 6 minutes.
This very quick and easy recipe for grilled salmon is a crowd favorite, hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
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