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A favorite for summer time grilling has to be a refreshing grilled fish and cool salad. Try out the:  Grilled BBQ Salmon and Quick Arugula Salad Recipes.
In our last blog post Food Network personality Sunny Anderson shared some safe grilling tips. Here we share a small sampling of her favorite recipes as she .announces the launch of Grilling for Heroes, a campaign to collect grilling recipes and donations supporting veterans, while raising awareness of safe grilling practices.


Recipe: Sunny’s Grilled BBQ Salmon and Quick Arugula Salad

Summary: Recipe courtesy Sunny Anderson


For salmon:

    • 1 side of salmon
    • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke, mesquite

      Sunny Anderson
      Food Network personality Sunny Anderson gives us some tips on safe grilling and a delicious Grilled BBQ Salmon recipe.
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil

For rub:

  • 1/4 cup sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup, plus 1 tablespoon sugar


For salad:

  • 1 bunch arugula
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion (paper thin on mandoline)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh black pepper



  1. Pat salmon dry.
  2. Place salmon skin side down on baking sheet lined with parchment paper or non-stick aluminum foil.
  3. In zigzag motion, drizzle liquid smoke over flesh of salmon; let rest 5 minutes.
  4. In medium bowl stir paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and sugar.
  5. Gently pour seasoning blend over entire top of salmon patting it into flesh evenly. Let rest at room temperature for 2 hours.
  6. Preheat grill to 400º F.
  7. Drizzle olive oil over salmon.
  8. Place salmon skin side down on grill over indirect heat and cook until medium rare, about 20 minutes depending on size of salmon.
  9. Remove from grill and tent loosely with aluminum foil and rest 10 minutes before serving flaked into salad or on side cut into portions.
  10. In large bowl toss arugula, onion and lemon juice.
  11. Drizzle over olive oil, sprinkle lightly with salt and few grinds of black pepper; toss again.
  12. Serve salad with flaked salmon on top or on side as main entree.

Preparation time: 2 Hours

Cooking time: About 20 Minutes

Number of servings (yield): 8

My rating 5 stars: ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

For other recipes, such as this flavorful salmon dish, more information about the campaign, other safe grilling tips, or to submit a grilling recipe and military story, visit


If you missed Part 1 of this 2 Part Series on Summertime Grilling Safety with Sunny. Please Visit Part 1.