Grilled Salmon – $5 Dinner Challenge

Well kids…when FRESH salmon fillets are on sale for $2.99/lb…there is just no passing that up!  I do believe I had to pick my jaw up off the ground while standing in front of the fresh fish counter!  I have N-E-V-E-R seen such low prices for fresh salmon fillets!  So grilled salmon it is!


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Grilled Salmon

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 minutes


  • 1.3 lb. fresh salmon fillet ($3.88)
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasonings (free) On sale for $1, used $1 coupon = Free!
  • 1 yellow summer squash, fresh from the garden (free)
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 2 cups of Rice with Garden Greens ($.35)


  • Season salmon fillet with lemon pepper seasonings. Grill until fillet is no longer pink in the middle and fish has completely cooked through.
  • Wash and slice squash into circles. Steam in stovetop steamer for 4-5 minutes, or until squash flesh becomes opaque. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Thaw and cook rice with garden greens with about 1/2 cup of water in a saucepan to reheat and “refluff.”
  • Serve Lemon Pepper Salmon with Steamed Squash and Rice with Garden Greens.

Cost $4.23

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  1. says

    Most days I feel lucky if I can get my family to eat veggies (other than potatoes and corn) at all, so your posts are always an inspiration to me…thanks! :)

  2. says

    I was pleasantly surprised at the frozen salmon that I got at Aldi- last night we thawed it out and ended up broiling it instead of grilling because we ran out of propane. It’s only 3.49 for a pound of wild salmon, which is I guess supposed to be better for you than farmed salmon (more omega-3’s)… I will try to make fish part of our frugal eating plans from now on!


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