Grilled Salmon is a light, healthy dinner prepared on your grill or grill pan! The marinade makes this salmon so flavorful and it’s so easy to make. My kids love this recipe and so do the adults. If you are looking for a delicious, flaky salmon recipe this is going to become your favorite.
The BEST Grilled Salmon!
I’m a huge fan of salmon and so is the rest of the family, but it’s hard to come by fresh salmon here in Midwest Minnesota. Usually I am grabbing it out of the frozen foods section, which does the job, but I love fresh salmon!
When I was out of town I grabbed a BIG filet of salmon and was so excited to try grilling it. We weren’t disappointed. The kids loved it, I loved it and so did the hubs. This easy grilled salmon recipe is bursting with flavor from the marinade and it’s so easy.
Why we LOVE this Grilled Salmon Recipe!
Let’s just say that grilled salmon not only tastes amazing, but it’s super simple to make as well. In just a matter of moments, you’ll be enjoying salmon straight from the grill.
What ingredients do I need for Grilled Salmon?
You don’t need that many ingredients to make this recipe, either!
- Peanut Oil
- Soy sauce
- Basalmic Vinegar
- Brown Sugar
- Minced garlic
- Sesame Oil
- Onion Powder
- Salmon Filets
How to Grill Salmon?
Depending on how long you want to let your salmon marinate, you’ll need to give those flavors time to soak in! Once you’ve let the salmon marinate for anywhere from 1 hour up to 24 hours, you can get your grill ready to go!
Heat your grill to high, but first, make certain that you oil it up. (you don’t want that salmon to stick!) Start by putting the skin side down first and grow each side anywhere from 5-7 minutes before removing to serve.
Grilled Salmon FAQs
Here are some quick ticks and trips to getting the perfect grilled salmon every time.
If you have any additional questions please leave us a comment and we will do our best to answer them!
What temperature should grilled salmon be?
For salmon to be cooked completely, you’re going to want it to have an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
Do you eat the skin on salmon?
That is totally up to you! Some people think it adds a nice crunch and flavor while others don’t prefer it at all. It’s good to have on when grilling but you can eat around it if you want.
How Long to Grill Salmon?
Most salmon should be ready to pull off the grill after a total of 15 minutes. Each side of your salmon needs to cook for at least 5-7 minutes long.
What is the white stuff on salmon?
Don’t worry, it’s just protein cooking out of the salmon. The good news? It’s perfectly safe to eat. Even though it may not look overly appealing, it’s not going to hurt you at all.
What vegetable is good with salmon?
Does salmon reheat well?
Salmon does reheat well but you’re going to want to reheat it on a super low setting so it doesn’t overcook and dry out the salmon.
What to do with leftover salmon?
You can crumble up the leftover salmon and add it to a salad or even mix it with some mashed potato and create some delicious salmon pancakes.
What side dishes should I make with Salmon?
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Grilled Salmon Recipe
- 1/2 c. peanut oil
- 4 Tbsp soy sauce
- 4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp garlic minced
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 4 salmon fillets about 8 oz fillets each
- First mix together the marinade ingredients in small bowl.
- Place salmon fillets in a nonporous glass dish so they don't overlap. Pour prepared marinade over the top of fillets. Place in refrigerator for at least 1 our up to 24 hours. The longer you leave it the more flavor you will get.
- Remove the salmon from the marinade and pat dry.
- Prepare gas grill, charcoal grill or grill pan to a high heat. Place salmon on oiled grill grate. Grill for 5-7 minutes per side. Start with skin side down. You want the salmon to flake when you take sharp knife into the thickest part of fillet. Do not overcook! If it is beginning to flake it is done.