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The Best Grilled Salmon

Generously coat the flesh side of the salmon with oil and cook it 90% of the way skin side down until the skin releases easily from the grill, about 6-8 minutes, before turning to the flesh side for 2-4 more minutes. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword salmon
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
resting time 3 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 73 kcal


  • 4 6-8 ounce skin-on salmon fillets about 1-inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges


  1. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat, 450°F-550°F. Brush the cooking grates clean and close the lid to heat.

  2. Generously coat the flesh side of the salmon fillets with oil and season evenly with kosher salt and black pepper. Grill the salmon skin side down over direct high heat with the lid closed, for about 6-8 minutes or until the fish lightens in color, becomes more firm to the touch and you can lift the fillets off the cooking grates without them sticking. 

  3. Turn the salmon over, close the lid, and cook to 130°F or about 2-4 minutes for medium rare or longer to desired doneness. Transfer to a platter to rest for 1-2 minutes. Slide the salmon skin from the fillets and serve with wedges of lemon and tartar or cucumber dill sauce.

Nutrition Facts
The Best Grilled Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 73 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 1163mg51%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Vitamin C 14.3mg17%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.