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Easy Fish Grill

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  224
  • Protein  25 g
  • Carbohydrates  2 g
  • Fat  13 g
  • Cholesterol  51 mg
  • Sodium  96 mg
  • Potassium  524 mg
  • Phosphorus  302 mg
  • Calcium  45 mg
  • Fiber  0.2 g

Fast and Flavorful Grilled Salmon

Salmon fillets seasoned with rosemary, lemon and capers, then cooked in foil packages over the grill. Yum! DaVita renal dietitian Lisa B. from New York created Fast and Flavorful Grilled Salmon, a fantastic kidney-friendly dish with no fuss and loads of flavor.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Lisa B. from New York.

Portions: 6     Serving size: one 4-ounce fillet


  • 24 ounces salmon fillets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mrs. Dash herb seasoning blend
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 6 lemon slices
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon capers


  1. Brush top and bottom of salmon fillets with olive oil and season with Mrs. Dash, pepper and minced rosemary.
  2. Place each piece of seasoned salmon on a piece of aluminum foil large enough to fold over and seal.
  3. Top each piece with 1 lemon slice and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of wine and 1/2 teaspoon of capers.
  4. Wrap up salmon tightly in the foil packets.
  5. Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. 
  6. Place the foil packets on the hot grill and cook for 10 minutes for a 1-inch think piece of salmon.
  7. Serve in the foil packets.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3-1/2 meat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Purchase 6 salmon fillets, four ounces each.
  • Capers are salty – use them sparingly.
  • If your dietitian wants you to eat more protein – this recipe is ideal for you!
  • You can easily adjust the portion of salmon to match your meal plan for a higher or lower protein diet.

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Fast and Flavorful Grilled Salmon

seymour1 says:


how can i printout these recipes Moderator comment: Look for Print page in the box to the right of the recipe ingredients, click and print.

Oct. 31, 2012, 1:18 PM - Inappropriate review?

Fast and Flavorful Grilled Salmon

Cholita says:


Will try this recipe minus the capers. Sounds good! I hope you are right re the potassium being 500+, not over 900 as another site says. Thanks. Moderator comment: Potassium from salmon varies with the type--wild, farmed, Atlantic, Coho, Chinook, Sockeye, etc. Coho and farmed Atlantic salmon are lower in potassium compared to Chinook and wild Atlantic salmon.

Jun. 25, 2012, 9:20 PM - Inappropriate review?

Fast and Flavorful Grilled Salmon

dreamer_ says:


just wondering, isn't this kinda high on the potassium level? and also i use the selfnutitiondata site and thier chart says 4 oz. salmon has 704 mg. potassium not 524 which makes it even worse. i don't understand how your site is correct. Moderator comment: The potassium varies with the type of salmon selected. We use the USDA SR-23 database--a 4 ounce salmon fillet, cooked ranges from 435 to 623 mg potassium depending on the salmon variety and wild vs. farmed. An entree with 524 mg potassium can easily be worked into a 2000 to 3000 mg potassium diet.

Sep. 08, 2011, 8:38 PM - Inappropriate review?

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