Grilled Salmon Recipes You Absolutely Must Try

Fish is just as fulfilling as meat but less the calories. Their meat is extremely versatile as well – they will taste good whether you season them simply with salt and pepper or go all out with a flavorful marinade. One of the most popular fish for grilling is salmon mainly because its meat is firm and hearty. It also has a strong, distinct flavor that is made even better from the smokiness of the grill.

Here are some grilled salmon recipes that you should try cooking for your next barbecue:

Smoky Salmon and Dill

What you need:

  • 1/4 kg. salmon fillet with skin
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. chopped dill
  • 2 tsps. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 pinches brown sugar

Combine mayonnaise, dill, mustard and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside. Brush salmon fillets with vegetable oil then cook skin-side down on a pre-heated grill over medium heat for 3 minutes per side. Spread the mayonnaise mixture on top of the fillets and cook for another 3-4 minutes until cooked through or when meat is easily flaked with a fork.

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Grilled Salmon Linguine

What you need:

  • 3 salmon fillets
  • 1 cup linguine
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 6 tbsps milk
  • 2 tbsps. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsps. butter
  • 1 tbsp. cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Brush salmon fillets with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper then cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes per side or until cooked through. Allow to rest for a few minutes before flaking with a fork into bite-sized pieces. Set aside. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in onions and yellow bell peppers, cook for about 6-8 minutes or until tender. Add in cream cheese, milk and salmon flakes. Stir occasionally and cook for about 3 minutes. Set aside. Cook linguine as directed in the packaging. Transfer in a serving bowl when ready then pour salmon sauce over it. Toss to coat pasta. Serve warm topped with lemon slices and dill.

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Orange Glazed Grill Salmon

What you need:

  • 1/2 kg. boneless and skinless salmon fillet, cut into 4 pcs.
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 6 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsps. white vinegar
  • 2 tsps. soy sauce
  • 2 tsps. sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. grated ginger root

In a medium bowl, mix together marmalade, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, oil and ginger. Set aside. Brush salmon with oil and cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes per side. Brush salmon pieces with marmalade mixture then cook for another 2 minutes per side until fish is cooked through.

Prepare these easy and mouth-watering grilled salmon recipes the next time you bring out your grill for a healthier, lighter barbecue dish!


by Adrian T. Cheng