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Top 10 Grilled Salmon Recipes

The best and most popular grilled salmon recipes


These easy grilled salmon recipes are the most popular on my site. Salmon is a great fish for the grill as it is easy to prepare, full of flavor, and widely available which makes this fish a great addition to your favorite dishes. Salmon is delicious all by itself, but is also perfect for everything from tacos to hamburgers. Try these grilled salmon recipes and I'm sure you will agree.

1. Grilled Salmon with Dill and Lemon

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Combining dill and lemon with salmon produces the perfect flavors. This grilled salmon is one of my favorites, not only because it is so delicious, but quite easy to prepare. The biggest challenge is flipping it over on the grill. To simplify this, cut larger fillets into smaller pieces, similar in size to a standard spatula.

2. Firecracker Salmon

Firecracker Salmon
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Marinated in a rich Asian-style mixture of spicy heat and savory flavors, this salmon picks up a little kick and a lot of flavor. If you want to turn up the heat, double the amount of red pepper flakes.

3. Chili-Lime Salmon

Chili-Lime Salmon
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Spicy with a lovely twist of lime, this results in a very flavorful grilled salmon dish. Remember to squeeze fresh lime juice onto the salmon fillet as it comes off the grill to enhance its flavors even more. This grilled salmon is cooked indirectly so that it slow poaches, keeping it from drying out.

4. Grilled Salmon in Barbecue Sauce

Grilled Salmon in Barbecue Sauce
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Infuse this salmon with a mildly tangy, yet pleasantly sweet barbecue sauce. This combination adds richness to the fish but does not overpower its natural flavor, so the end result is a delectable piece of salmon cooked over an open flame with a hint of barbecue components reminiscent of summer cookouts.

5. Cedar Plank Salmon

Cedar Plank Salmon
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Looking for THE classic method for grilling salmon? You get all the flavor of the grill with real smoke (even if you are using a gas grill) and the convenience of cooking a large, delicate fish fillet on a cedar plank. One trick is to keep the salmon fillet on the cedar plank the whole time, from the preparation to serving. If you place the cedar plank on a sheet of foil after you take it off the grill, you can and put the whole thing on the table for a fantastic presentation.

6. Lemon-Dill Salmon Fillets

Grilled Lemon-Dill Salmon Fillets
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Salmon is a delicious, heart healthy fish. Taking it to the grill enhances its flavors and offers a mildly sweet carmelization to the surface of the flesh. Seasoned with dill, lemon juice, and garlic, this grilled salmon recipe is a wonderful addition to summer cookouts, while fast and convenient enough for weeknight meals.

7. Chili-Tequila Salmon Steaks with Grilled salsa

Chili-Tequila Salmon Steaks with Grilled Salsa
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A truly delicious salmon recipe utilizing the flavors of tequila, chili and citrus. Topped with a grill tomato salsa, this will quickly become one your favorite go to recipes. If you can't find a salmon steak, you can certainly use a fillet. Make sure the skin is left in tact, as this will significantly reduce disintegration of the fish on the grill grates.

8. Cajun Grilled Salmon

Cajun Grilled Salmon
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This Cajun Grilled Salmon Recipe gives one of our favorite fish a bit of heat and a lot of flavor. This salmon can be served as the main attraction or grilled up and used in tacos. This is the recipe for you if you love Cajun spices!

9. Grilled Stuffed Salmon Recipe

Grilled Stuffed Salmon Recipe
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This herb stuffed salmon is perfect for the grill. Make sure that your cooking grates is well oiled and that you grill the salmon indirectly. The salmon is stuffed with flavor and a kind of tapenade. There are a couple variations to this recipe that might make it easier for you. You can grill the stuffed salmon indirectly on the grill, or you can put the little stuffed salmon packets on a cedar plank to make it easier to move on and off the grill.

10. Dill Salmon Steaks

Dill Salmon Steaks
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Salmon steaks are delicious already, but the combination of lemon and dill really amps up the flavor. Remember to get a good coating of the grape seed oil mixture on the steak before placing onto the grill.
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