Fire-Grilled Creole Salmon Steak | Torrance Memorial

Published on April 19, 2021

Fire-Grilled Creole Salmon Steak

The simple salmon steak recipe that will make you wonder HOW you could have ever cooked it differently!

creole salmon

Loaded with anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy fats - including a “boatload” of omega 3 fatty acids, as well as many other micronutrients our bodies need.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6-10 minutes
Total Time: Minimal!


  • 5-6 oz Salmon Steak (1 per person or larger for 2)
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • Garlic Salt to taste (~1/8 tsp)
  • Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning (~1/8 tsp)

Suggested Sides: Oven-roasted asparagus & your favorite rice pilaf!


  1. Drizzle/coat salmon (both sides) with olive oil.
  2. Sprinkle garlic salt followed by Zatarain's Creole Seasoning to taste (both sides).
  3. Let the seasoned fish rest at room temperature for 15-30 minutes before cooking.
  4. Cook on medium-high heat using (non-stick) grill pan until done (approximately 3 minutes total per side). Grilling on BBQ requires some careful attention - try flipping 3x, changing direction 90° for last 1+1 minute to achieve grill "cross pattern." Works especially well on a George Foreman Grill® too!

Note: Larger (thicker) pieces of fish require additional seasoning & cook time, but lower heat level. OR, you may sear the fish first & then finish the cooking with indirect heat until done (internal temperature of 145°F).

Nutrition per serving, including “Daily Values” (DV = recommended nutrient intake for 2000 Calorie diet): Calories: 335 | Protein: 29 g | Fat: 24 g (the good kind!) | Omega 3's: 3584 mg (a lot) | Sodium: 420 mg | Phosphorus: 340 mg; 27% DV | Vit B6: 0.9 mg; 53% DV | Vit B12: 4.6 mcg; 192% DV | Niacin (equivalents): 15.8 mg; 99% DV | Selenium: 34 mcg; 62% DV

Recipe Courtesy of Allan Rutenberg, RDN. Allan specializes in gastrointestinal disorders, cardiac disease, kidney disease, pulmonary disease, bariatric surgeries, pre-diabetes & whatever else you want to discuss.

If you have questions or are interested in learning more techniques to help build a healthy and nutritious lifestyle, contact one of our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists at the Outpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy Office or our Diabetes Self-Management Program located in the Torrance Memorial Specialty Center, 2841 Lomita Blvd., Suite 335, Torrance. Call 310-891-6707.