Grilled Salmon

Grilled salmon recipes are simple, delicious and area great idea for a summer lunch.

Salmon cooks perfectly both on charcoal and gas grill. For best results, marinate your salmon for 4-6 hours before grilling. While grilling, be vigilant or your salmon will become overcooked and rubbery. Serve with a fresh vegetable salad for a healthy and appetizing meal.

Simple Grilled Salmon Recipe

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Prepare Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Marinated in Dijon mustard and soya sauce, this simple recipe is fuss free but delicious. This basic recipe is great for those who don’t have much experience in cooking. So put on that chef’s hat and amaze your friends with this grilled salmon recipe.

• 1 kg whole salmon fillet
• 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
• 4 tablespoon soya sauce
• 4 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 teaspoon paprika
• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
• 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
• 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger

1. Wash the salmon fillet and dry with a paper towel. Remove the bones but leave the skin on. Cut salmon into 3-4 pieces, so that each piece is about 5 inches long.
2. Mix Dijon mustard, soya sauce, ginger, garlic, black pepper, paprika and salt.
3. Rub this mixture over the salmon pieces and place in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and put in a refrigerator for 2 hours.
4. How to grill salmon:
a. Heat a grill and brush the grilling rack with olive oil to keep the fish from sticking.
b. When moderately hot, lay the salmon skin down on the grill. Grill for 3-5 minutes depending upon the thickness of the fish piece. Brush with olive oil and turn over.
c. Cook for 2-3 more minutes until both sides are done and then remove from the grill. When done, salmon should be slightly raw in the middle as this portion will cooked on its own from the surrounding heat.
5. Allow the fish to rest for 5 minutes in a serving plate, so the central pink portion is cooked. Remove the skin, garnish with lemon slices and serve.

simple grilled salmon recipe

Herb Marinated Salmon with Avocado Dip

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Prepare Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Avocado dip made with fresh avocadoes and Greek yogurt is perfect to compliment the herb rich flavor of this grilled salmon recipe. The dip tastes best when served cold.

For dip:
• 2 large avocados
• 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
• 3 tablespoon Greek yogurt
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• Pinch of salt and pepper

For grilled salmon:
• 2 pounds fresh salmon
• 1 teaspoon dried dill
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• 2 tablespoon olive oil
• Salt and pepper
• 3 tablespoon lemon juice
• Medium sized bunch of cilantro

1. Peel the avocadoes and dice them.
2. Put avocadoes, garlic, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a blender and blend until smooth. Put the dip in a refrigerator to cool.
3. Wash the salmon and pat dry with a paper towel.
4. Roughly chop cilantro and blend in a food processor to make a thick paste. Add lemon juice, dried dill, dried oregano and seasonings.
5. Rub this herb mixture over the salmon pieces and marinate for an hour.
6. Heat a charcoal grill and brush the grilling rack with olive oil. Brush salmon with oil and grill on each side for 4-5 minutes.
7. Serve hot with the cold avocado dip.

Herb Marinated grilled Salmon with Avocado Dip recipe

Cedar Plank Salmon Grilled in Honey and Pineapple Sauce

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Prepare Time: 1 Hour
Cook Time: 30 Minutes

This unique method of grilling salmon is sure to win your family’s hearts. Cedar planks needs to be soaked in water and bourbon for at least 3 hours. This grilled salmon recipe can only be made on a charcoal grill. There is no need to marinate the fish before cooking.

• 3 (12 inch) pieces of untreated cedar plank
• 1 1/2 kg salmon(cut into 4 inch long pieces)
• 1/2 cup fresh pineapple juice
• 4 tablespoon honey
• 2 tablespoon brown sugar
• 2 tablespoon soya sauce
• 2 tablespoon lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon vinegar
• 2 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 teaspoon paprika
• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
• 2 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon minced garlic
• Bourbon

1. Heat a large pot of water and then add the cedar planks. Add a large splash of bourbon and let the planks sit in water for 6-8 hours.
2. Mix pineapple, honey, soya sauce, vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil in a pan. Heat over low flame and gently bring to a boil. Now add brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, garlic and salt and let the liquid simmer over low heat until syrupy thick. Stir every now and then.
3. Preheat a charcoal grill. Place the cedar planks on the grill and wait until the planks start to crackle and smoke.
4. Rub olive oil, salt and coarsely ground pepper on both sides of the salmon fillets. Place the fillets onto the smoking cedar planks and close the grill’s lid.
5. Cook for 10 minutes. Brush with olive oil and turn over. Cook for 5 more minutes.
6. Place the salmon fillets in a plate and pour the sauce over the fillets. Garnish with fresh chopped rosemary and serve.

Cedar Plank Salmon Grilled in Honey and Pineapple Sauce recipe

Grilled salmon recipes are easy, quick, low calorie and filling. All these recipes can be incorporated into a healthy diet plan. So go ahead and enjoy these wonderful recipes and treat your taste buds.

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