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Perfect Grilled Salmon

Get perfect salmon on the grill every time with this grilled salmon technique
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq, grilled salmon, grilling, how to cook salmon on the grill, seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 17 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 197kcal
Author Jenn


  • ½ lb Salmon Fillet
  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • 3 Garlic Cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper


  • Combine all ingredients except for the salmon itself in a gallon zipper bag. Add the salmon filet and turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Heat your gas grill to medium heat and spray the grate (not the fish itself, but the grate) with cooking spray.
  • Grill salmon flesh side down first* for about 6 minutes. This will vary somewhat depending on the thickness of your filet, but 6 minutes per side is a good general guideline.
  • Flip and grill the salmon another 6 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.



*Grilling salmon flesh side down (skin side up) is key. Cooking the skin last allows the salmon fillet to hold together during the cooking process instead of falling to pieces when you try to flip it. It also helps keep the flesh from drying out.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 612mg | Sugar: 8g