Grill Salmon Recipe

The salmon can also be baked, broiled, or pan seared. This grilled salmon is coated in a flavorful marinade and then grilled until golden brown.

One of my favorite kitchen tools is my grill, and I frequently cook grilled salmon with a sweet and savory glaze as well as steak kabobs.

Salmon can be cooked in a variety of ways: baked, broiled, pan-seared, steamed, you name it. However, in my opinion, the best way to prepare this fish is to grill it, especially when a flavorful marinade is used.

Salmon fillets are needed for this recipe, along with ingredients for the marinade like olive oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, lemon zest, and herbs.

Heat coals, gas grill, or grill pan to medium heat. Place salmon on the grill. Cover and grill over medium heat for about 5 minutes per side (maybe a few more minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish). The salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork.

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Prep: 5min

Total: 5min


  • 4 8-oz. skin-on salmon fillets
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to finish
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (400 to 450°).
  2. Brush the salmon evenly with 2 tablespoon olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir together the vinegar, remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, mustard, and paprika. Set aside.
  3. When the grill is hot enough, oil the grates. Place salmon on the grill grates skin side down; brush with the vinegar mixture. Cover, and grill until the salmon releases from the grill with a gentle nudge, about 5 minutes. Flip the salmon, and grill until the salmon is cooked through to your desired doneness, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  4. Garnish with parsley and season with more salt, if you like.


What is the best way to grill salmon on a gas grill?

Cook for about 6-8 minutes with the skin side down on hot grates to ensure the fish (or any other protein) won’t stick to the grates and will lift easily away once it’s finished. The number one way to guarantee success when grilling fish is a smoking hot grill.

How do you keep salmon moist on the grill?

The salmon will be perfectly tender and flaky, not dry, when you use foil to seal a packet around it before grilling. You won’t have to worry about the salmon falling apart or sticking to the grill grates with the foil method.

How long do you cook salmon on grill?

Grill salmon skin-side up for 6 to 8 minutes, then carefully flip it over and cook for another 6 to 8 minutes, or until the salmon is just cooked through and flakes easily. Brush the grill with oil to prevent sticking.

Can I grill salmon directly on grill?

After your grill has heated through completely, place salmon fillets directly on the grill, skin side down, and close the grill. Grill the fillets for 6 minutes, then flip them over and grill for another 2 minutes skin-side up.

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