Grilled Salmon Lemon Recipe

This grilled salmon with lemon garlic sauce is full of Omega 3s and ready in under 30 minutes, pleasing any palate.

Our vacation just so happened to be in May, right as the wild sockeye season was in full swing, and that’s when my husband and I first discovered wild sockeye salmon years ago when we were dating.

  1. Combine softened butter, herbs, garlic, lemon zest, and salt. …
  2. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel, then drizzle with olive oil (rub all over with your fingertips) and season generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill salmon over medium heat for about 8 minutes, flip and grill 4-6 minutes longer.

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Grilled Lemon Butter Salmon 🔗

Grilled Lemon Butter Salmon from is the perfect thing to fire up the grill for.

Prep: 5min

Total: 25min


  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 4 (6-oz.) salmon fillets
  • 6 lemons, sliced
  • Freshly chopped parsley, for serving


  1. In a small microwave safe bowl, microwave butter until very softened, almost melted. Stir in garlic, lemon zest, salt, and red pepper flakes. Spoon mixture all over salmon fillets.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high. Arrange lemons on grill and place salmon fillets on top. Cover grill and cook until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes. (Exact cooking time will vary based on the thickness of your fillets.)
  3. Serve with grilled lemon slices and garnish with parsley, if using. 


How does Gordon Ramsay grilled salmon?

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.

What seasoning is good on salmon?

Paprika, garlic powder, brown sugar, kosher salt, dried thyme, mustard powder, and black pepper are the spices that pair best with salmon.

How long should I grill my salmon?

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.

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