Carolina Kitchen: Lemon Basil Salmon

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by Foothills Wellness Center, Dr Joseph Picone, Chef Melissa LeRoy


  • 1 1/2 lbs salmon fillets (or you can use Chicken)
  • 4 Tbsp ghee, melted
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 handful basil, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 6 lemon slices


  1. In a medium-sized bowl combine butter, garlic, basil, juice, salt and pepper.
  2. Mix with a spoon until combined.
  3. If grilling immediately! Pour half of the lemon-basil sauce over salmon fillets.
  4. Reserve the remaining sauce for later.
  5. Top each fillet with one lemon slice.
  6. If making ahead combine all ingredients into a ziploc bag to marinate overnight, then grill.
  7. When grilling you can either create an aluminum foil packet or grill directly.
  8. Close aluminum foil around salmon to make a packet.
  9. Bake salmon for 15 minutes without undoing the foil packet.