Enjoy 20 of our favorite grilled salmon recipes, which deliver full flavor and healthy nutrients in every bite.
Packed with flavor and heart-healthy fats, salmon can handle the grill, whereas flaky fish like cod, sole, and tilapia tend
to fall to pieces. So delight friends and family with one of our delicious and healthy grilled salmon recipes at your next
gathering, or whip up a favorite to incorporate more fish into your weeknight dinner menu.
First up is our Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter Couscous. Fire up the grill for dinner tonight. This grilled salmon recipe offers the perfect pairing for a hassle-free, great-tasting weeknight meal.
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter Couscous
Use a peach that's just ripe so it's juicy but still holds its shape. King (also called chinook) salmon is the best quality
and works well in this dish, though sockeye works.
View Recipe: Grilled King Salmon with Tomato-Peach Salsa
The smoky grilled salmon stands up nicely to the spicy sweetness of the tropical salsa. Prepare the mango salsa before the
salmon so the flavors have time to meld.
View Recipe: Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon with Mango Kiwi Salsa
This recipe showcases the classic combination of salmon, cucumber, and horseradish. Use two spatulas to make handling the
salmon easier. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Tangy Cucumber Sauce
This recipe receives rave reviews, even from picky eaters who don't normally try salmon.
View Recipe: Bourbon-Glazed Salmon
This grilled salmon recipe pairs rich fish with bright flavors. While the fish cooks, prepare the easy red pepper and tomato
View Recipe: Pan-Grilled Salmon with Red Pepper Salsa
The classic seasonings associated with beef pastrami taste fantastic on this grilled salmon. Allspice is a fairly strong spice,
so if you're sensitive to its "burn," use the lesser amount. Purchase a whole center-cut salmon fillet so that it will cook
more evenly than a cut that contains the thinner tail end.
View Recipe: Grilled Pastrami-Style Salmon
Spanish chorizo is typically cured and has a smokier flavor profile than raw Mexican chorizo. If Spanish chorizo is unavailable,
you can substitute Portuguese linguiça. Smoked paprika emphasizes the grilled flavor of the fish.
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Chorizo and Fingerlings
Serve this dish with pinot noir. Briny olives, sweet grapes, and rich salmon match well with the wine's balance of earthiness
and acidity. Substitute picholine or other green olives, if necessary.
View Recipe: Plank-Grilled Salmon with Grape Relish
The sweet-sour marinade is cooked down to a syrupy glaze that's brushed on the salmon as it cooks. The citrus and maple flavors
would also be tasty with pork. Garnish fillets with orange slices, if desired.
View Recipe: Maple Grilled Salmon
If you prefer a milder relish, remove seeds from the jalapeño before grilling.
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Smoky Tomato Salsa
The citrus vinaigrette blends well with the smoky salmon, sweet orange slices, and crisp spinach in this superfast, super
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon and Spinach Salad
Serve this smoky, flavorful salmon with Roasted Asparagus with Dijon-Lemon Sauce to round out the meal.
View Recipe: Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon with Avocado-Orange Salsa
Friends and family will beg for the recipe when you serve this sophisticated take on salmon. Brush the fruit reduction on
the fish at the last minute to prevent sugars from burning on the grill.
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Apricot-Mustard Glaze
Grilled chiles and corn give the relish a wonderfully smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with grilled salmon seasoned with
just salt, pepper, and cumin. Serve with a mixed green salad to round out the meal.
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Roasted Corn Relish
Israeli couscous, highlighted with sweet golden beets, is the perfect companion to the sweet-tart Ponzu sauce that coats the
salmon. Try for wild Alaskan salmon; its rich, red color makes this dish gorgeous.
View Recipe: Ponzu Grilled Salmon with Golden Beet Couscous
Don't remove the skin from the salmon until after you've taken it off the grill. The skin protects the flesh from the intense
heat, allowing it to cook on just one side. This eliminates having to flip the fillets, which often fragments the fish.
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon with East-West Spice Rub and Orange-Soy Glaze
You often can find different varieties of locally-grown onions at farmers' markets and occasionally at supermarkets. Use a
grill basket to cook the fish and vegetables.
View Recipe: Grilled Wild Salmon and Vegetables
If you can get your hands on a filleted side of salmon, this is the recipe to choose. After a quick dip in a soy marinade
rounded out with honey, ginger, and lemon, the salmon is grilled over indirect heat. Keeping it on a plank is one way to ensure
that this large cut of fish stays extra-moist.
View Recipe: Alder-Planked Salmon in an Asian-Style Marinade
Prepare the dressing up to a day ahead. Coho salmon is especially good in this salad.
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad