How To Grill Salmon

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Learning how to grill salmon is easy! The best grilled salmon recipes are simple and rather foolproof as long as you don't overcook the salmon.

There are many ways to cook salmon but one of my favorites is grilled salmon - it makes for an easy fast dinner recipe that's healthy and provides a good dose of omega 3 essential fatty acids.

My baked salmon fillet recipe and my salmon fish cake recipe are two other great ways to incorporate those essential omega 3's into your diet.

Best Grilled Salmon Recipe

Serves 4

  • 4 salmon fillets, salmon steaks, or a whole salmon
  • pepper
  • 1 lemon or 3 tbsp of lemon juice
  • optional marinade such as our teriyaki sauce or soy sauce and garlic


  • Remove your salmon from the refrigerator, pat dry and allow it to reach room temperature. Marinate for 15 minutes to one hour during this time if desired or add pepper and lemon juice over the flesh.
  • Preheat your grill to a medium heat.
  • Place the salmon in greased tin foil.
  • Put your salmon on your preheated grill and cook until the flesh in the thickest part looks opaque and just flakes turning half way. It is very important not to over-cook the salmon or it will become mushy.
  • Salmon fillets and steaks will be done in 4-6 minutes per 1/2 inch of thickness and a whole salmon in 20-25 minutes per pound - making for a easy quick dinner!

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