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How to Grill Salmon

Get perfectly grilled salmon every single time with this easy and fool-proof step-by-step tutorial on How to Grill Salmon!

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 8 minutesTotal: 18 minutes
Fat 21 Carbs 0 Protein 43
Yield 2 servings 1x


  • 2 6-oz. skin-on salmon fillets
  • 12 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)


  1. Preheat gas or charcoal grill to 450°F – 475°F.
  2. Remove moisture from salmon fillets by patting with a paper towel. Then, use a brush to brush olive oil onto all sides of each salmon fillet.
  3. Generously season salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
  4. Once your grill has fully preheated, place salmon fillets directly on the grill, skin side down, and close the grill.
  5. Grill skin-side down for 6 minutes.
  6. Then, flip the fillets and grill for an additional 2 minutes skin side up.
  7. Ensure salmon is cooked to an internal temperature of 130°F before removing from the grill. If salmon needs additional time to reach an internal temperature of 130°F, flip back to skin side down and grill for an additional 1 minute at a time.
  8. Remove salmon from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes (internal temperature will continue to increase to 145°F even after being removed from heat).
  9. Remove skin and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 recipe Calories: 366 Sugar: 0 Sodium: 95 Fat: 21 Carbohydrates: 0 Fiber: 0 Protein: 43 Cholesterol: 98
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: SeafoodMethod: GrillCuisine: American

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