Grilled salmon filet with spicy Baharat butter

20 Min.
5 Min.

Ingredients for 4 persons

For the salmon:
  • 4 salmon filets
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
For the spicy butter:
  • 4 Tablespoons unsaltened, softened butter
  • ½ Tablespoon Baharat blend
  • ½ Tablespoon salt
For the Baharat spice blend:
  • 3 Tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 2 Tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon cardamom seeds
  • ½ Teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons sweet paprika
  • ½ Tablespoon ground nutmeg

Grilled salmon filet is the perfect dish for lunch or dinner everyday. It’s easy and quick to prepare and incredibly delicious. You can prepare salmon filet in many different ways and it turns out particularly well when grilled on your Otto Grill. Through the high temperatures the salmon gets a golden crust and stays juicy in the center. If you like your salmon rather well done you can let it rest in the bottom of the grill for some minutes.



Prepare the Baharat spice blend. Use a mortar to crush the spices (alternatively, a kitchen machine may help) and mix them well. You can also use a ready-made spices mix or vary the ingredients. There are no limits to your taste! Mix the spices with the softened butter and add some salt. Put the compound butter in the fridge so that it gets hard again.


Season the salmon filets with some salt and pepper.


Heat up your Otto Grill. Place the salmon filets on the cast iron grid. If the salmon still has ist skin (which is super tasty!), start with that side. Grill the salmon for about one minute, so that the skin gets a golden brown color. Turn the salmon and grill it from the other side. Depending on the thickness of the filet, let it rest in the bottom part of the grill for some minutes, you can cover it with a bit of aluminum foil so that it doesn’t burn. We like it when the salmon has a nice crust and is opaque from the outside but is still a bit glassy from the inside. Check out the short video above to see how to grill the salmon.


Serve the grilled salmon with the spicy Baharat butter. As a side, you can serve rice (which will absorb the melted Baharat butter) or simply a salad. Each fork is a taste explosion!

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