How to Grill Salmon

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grilled salmon
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For a delightful summer recipe that is light and full of flavor, Grilled Salmon is the way to go! This preparation combines the rich natural flavor of salmon with smoky grilled-essence and some staple ingredients for a meal that is simple, nourishing and delicious. 

To begin, we recommend starting with wild-caught salmon as it is rich in natural flavor, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. We partner directly with local fishermen to procure the best catches and deliver them directly to you. With fresh seafood on hand, you’re ready to create an incredible meal that you are sure to savor. 

Before beginning to cook, make sure your salmon is defrosted. You can defrost your fish in the refrigerator overnight, or for a quick defrost, place the package in a bowl of cool water for about 20 minutes. Confirm that your salmon is defrosted and then start cooking. 

For grilled salmon, we recommend having the following tools and ingredients on hand for a simple and delicious meal. 

What You’ll Need: 

Tools: 

  • Sheet Pan
  • Tongs and/or Fish Spatula
  • Pastry brush (optional)
  • Food thermometer
  • Serving Dish

Ingredients:

  • 4 Wild-Caught Salmon Filets
  • 4 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 lemon (or lime)
  • Salt (to taste) 
  • 4 teaspoons of black pepper 
  • Seasonings of choice (optional) such as garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, or cumin 

Instructions for Grilling Salmon

  1. To begin preparing grilled salmon, heat your grill. You want the temperature to be about 450 degrees Fahrenheit, which will take about 15 minutes to reach. 
  2. While the grill is heating, prepare your salmon filets. 
  3. Place defrosted salmon on a baking sheet or dish, and drizzle each filet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Using your hands or a pastry brush, rub the olive oil into the salmon, making sure it is fully coated. 
  4. Next season each filet with a sprinkle of salt (to your preference), 1 teaspoon of black pepper and desired seasonings. Garlic and onion powder are great simple additions. You can also play up the smokiness of the grill with paprika or cumin. 
  5. Once your salmon is seasoned and the grill is heated, place the filets on the grill skin side down and cover. 
  6. Cook salmon for about 8 minutes until the skin is crispy and easily lifts from the grill grates. 
  7. Using tongs or a fish spatula, carefully flip the salmon filets to allow them to finish cooking (about 2 more minutes). 
  8. Check that your salmon is cooked by inserting an instant read thermometer into the thickest part of each filet. The temperature should read 145 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  9. Once fully cooked, transfer the salmon filets to a serving dish and finish with desired citrus (lemon works well if seasoned with salt and pepper, while lime adds a nice touch for salmon seasoned with cumin). 
  10. Serve hot with a simple side dish like steamed rice, grilled asparagus or a fresh salad. Enjoy! 

Simple and nourishing, this mouthwatering meal is sure to delight any salmon lover! Get cooking with an order of wild-caught salmon from us today. 

grilled salmon

Grilled Salmon

Course Main Course
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • sheet pan
  • tongs and/or fish spatula
  • pastry brush optional
  • instant read thermometer
  • serving dish

Ingredients
  

  • 4 wild caught salmon filets
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon or lime
  • salt, to taste
  • 4 tsp ground black pepper
  • seasonings of choice (such as garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, or cumin) optional

Instructions
 

  • To begin preparing grilled salmon, heat your grill. You want the temperature to be about 450 degrees Fahrenheit, which will take about 15 minutes to reach.
  • While the grill is heating, prepare your salmon filets.
  • Place defrosted salmon on a baking sheet or dish, and drizzle each filet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Using your hands or a pastry brush, rub the olive oil into the salmon, making sure it is fully coated.
  • Next season each filet with a sprinkle of salt (to your preference), 1 teaspoon of black pepper and desired seasonings. Garlic and onion powder are great simple additions. You can also play up the smokiness of the grill with paprika or cumin.
  • Once your salmon is seasoned and the grill is heated, place the filets on the grill skin side down and cover.
  • Cook salmon for about 8 minutes until the skin is crispy and easily lifts from the grill grates.
  • Using tongs or a fish spatula, carefully flip the salmon filets to allow them to finish cooking (about 2 more minutes).
  • Check that your salmon is cooked by inserting an instant read thermometer into the thickest part of each filet. The temperature should read 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once fully cooked, transfer the salmon filets to a serving dish and finish with desired citrus (lemon works well if seasoned with salt and pepper, while lime adds a nice touch for salmon seasoned with cumin).
  • Serve hot with a simple side dish like steamed rice, grilled asparagus or a fresh salad. Enjoy!

Notes

*Photo by brtinney is marked with CC BY 2.0