Favorite Grilled Salmon Recipe


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Grilled Salmon is a favorite, light and delicious meal. This grilled salmon recipe is the perfect combination of savory and sweet and will quickly become a favorite.

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Grilled Salmon is one of my all-time favorite fish recipes. Like ever. I could seriously eat it every week for the rest of my life and be a very happy girl.

I thought I’d share with you my favorite way to prepare my grilled salmon that always just makes my mouth water thinking about it.

It starts with absolutely the best possible salmon that I can find. A few years back, Bart and his brothers went on a fishing trip to Alaska and brought home so much salmon that I was in salmon loving heaven.

Grilled Salmon Recipe

Unfortunately, that stockpile of salmon has dwindled over the years and I seriously need for someone to take another Alaskan adventure to refill the freezer soon! There’s just nothing like the taste of wild caught salmon in my book. But you know, Georgia is a bit of a far cry from the shores of Alaska, so I definitely have become quiet the question-asker at my local grocery store’s meat and fish department. I feel sure they wish Bart would head on back to Alaska fishing, too! 🙂

Anyway, on to this recipe. It is definitely one we love and I feel sure you’ll love it, too!

How to Grill Salmon

  • Begin with wild-caught salmon from a reputable fish source. We prefer to use king and coho salmon.
  • Mix together marinade ingredients and pour over the salmon filet(s). Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  • Preheat the grill to medium heat. Brush grill grates with olive oil and place salmon onto the grill flesh side down.
  • Grill salmon for 6 – 7 minutes and then flip the salmon to skin side down until salmon registers 120º F when checked with an internal temperature probe.
  • Remove from the grill, cover and allow to rest for 5 minutes. The temperature will continue to rise for the grilled salmon as it rests of a carryover temperature of about 127º F.
  • If you prefer a more well-done grilled salmon, cook the salmon to 130º F and allow the carryover temperature to reach 140º F for serving.

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Here’s my Grilled Salmon Recipe. I can’t wait to hear how you love it.

Grilled Salmon Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Grilled Salmon is a favorite, light and delicious meal. This grilled salmon recipe is the perfect combination of savory and sweet and will quickly become a favorite.
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 14 minutes
Servings: 6



  • Place salmon filets where they lay flat in a zip top bag. In a 2-cup measuring cup, mix together all remaining ingredients, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Pour over salmon filets, press out all excess air from bag and seal well. Place flat into the refrigerator and allow to marinate for about 2 hours, flipping the bag after one hour.
  • Preheat grill to medium heat. Brush grate with olive oil and place salmon onto grill, flesh side down for about 6-7 minutes. Flip onto skin side and continue to grill until internal temperature registers 120º F. Allow to rest about 5 minutes before serving as the carryover temperature will continue to rise in the salmon to about 127º F. If you prefer a more well-done salmon, cook to 135º and allow carryover to reach 140º F as the salmon rests.
  • Using a large spatula, remove the skin from the salmon and serve.


Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 779mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

From the Add a Pinch archives. Originally published 2013.

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  1. Lisa says:


    Your sense of humor is quite delightful!! like your recipes!!

  2. abp says:

    YUM! We just loaded our freezer from our AK trip. How do you suggest I thaw it?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I always thaw in the refrigerator overnight. I am jealous of all that fresh-caught AK fish!!!

  3. Living The Sweet Life says:

    It looks delicious!! I can’t help but fall in love with that deep caramelization on the sides … MMM!!

  4. niki says:

    I actually am an Alaskan Commercial fisher(wo)man so my freezer is constantly full of wild salmon that I caught and butchered my self. I’m always looking for another recipe to cook:) this looks great.

  5. Betsy says:

    How do you freeze and thaw fish? I would love to buy more salmon when it’s on sale but am iffy on how to make it last.

  6. Marci says:

    Made this tonight for company and it was fabulous. Our guests went back for extra servings and even asked for the recipe. We will definitely be having this again.