Get perfect salmon on the grill every time with this grilled salmon technique
Course Main Dishes
Keyword bbq, grilled salmon, grilling, how to cook salmon on the grill, seafood
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 12minutes
Additional Time 2hours
Total Time 2hours17minutes
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.