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Barbecued Butterflied Salmon

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  Salmon 8 Pound, head, tail and back fin removed
  Melted butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  Soy butter sauce 1 Tablespoon

Butterfly fish from the stomach side, then bone it, leaving skin intact.
Trim any white membrane from inside belly area offish.
Wipe fish with damp cloth, inside body cavity and outside.
Lay salmon out, skin-side-down, on heavy-duty foil; cut foil to follow outline offish.
Crimp edges of foil.
Place on grill 4 to 6 inches above a solid bed of low-glowing coals.
Brush fish with melted butter.
Cover barbecue and adjust dampers according to manufacturer's directions.
Cook for about 45 minutes; then start checking for doneness every 10 minutes.
Salmon should flake readily when prodded in thickest portion with a fork.
Add 5 or 6 briquets after 30 minutes, if necessary, to maintain a constant temperature.
Supporting fish with foil, slip onto a large serving platter.
Lift pieces of salmon from foil with a spatula (skin will adhere to foil).
Accompany with soy-butter sauce, but add sparingly because it is pungently flavored.

Recipe Summary

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4629 Calories from Fat 1517

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 169 g259.9%

Saturated Fat 44.6 g222.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1983.7 mg661.2%

Sodium 2493.9 mg103.9%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g1.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.96 g3.8%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 727 g1454.5%

Vitamin A 107.4% Vitamin C

Calcium 49.2% Iron 157.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Barbecued Butterflied Salmon Recipe