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World's Best Grilled Salmon Recipe

Updated on July 18, 2011

Grilled Salmon - Delicious and Healthy

How to Grill Salmon Using the Best Grilled Salmon Recipe

This is absolutely the world's best grilled salmon recipe. The grilled salmon tastes both hot and spicy, but not overpowering. Even seafood haters will love this grilled salmon. Adjust the red pepper according to your individual preference. The listed amount in this grilled salmon recipe is a happy medium.

Be sure not to overcook the salmon. Grilled salmon is ready when it flakes easily with a fork. Instructions for baking salmon are also included. The marinade is the best salmon marinade you will ever taste. The salmon marinade is also delicious on other seafood, as well as chicken and beef.

This grilled salmon recipe makes approximately 8 servings.

Best Grilled Salmon Recipe in the World

Grilled Salmon Recipe Ingredients

  • 8 salmon fillets

Best Salmon Marinade Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, more or less to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

Place salmon fillets in a large resealable plastic bag. In a separate medium bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients. Whisk together well, and pour over the salmon in the plastic bag. Remove the air from the bag and seal tightly. Marinate the salmon fillets in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.

Wrap the salmon fillets tightly in aluminum foil. Spray the inside of the aluminum foil with non-stick cooking spray before adding the salmon. Lightly oil the grill grates. Grill the salmon for 15 minutes per inch of thickness on a medium hot grill, or until salmon just flakes with a fork. Turn salmon over halfway through grilling.

Baking salmon instructions- After marinating the salmon overnight, place salmon fillets in a glass baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the leftover marinade over the salmon. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for about 20 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.

After you try this grilled salmon recipe, I think that you will agree that it is the best grilled salmon recipe you have ever tasted. You will never make grilled salmon differently again.

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      Kristen Howe 2 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      This looks real easy and delicious to eat. I might have to try it out this year.

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      elmedeni laroussi 6 months ago from tunisia

      Salmon is one food that carries the weight of the world on its shoulders,

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      elmedeni laroussi 6 months ago from tunisia

      There are plenty of smoked salmon recipes that you can try. The smokey flavor and its flaky pink meat can be made into toppings for cold salad or it can be a replacement for bacon bits for carbonara.

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      elmedeni laroussi 9 months ago from tunisia

      Best salmon flavor

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      elmedeni laroussi 9 months ago from tunisia

      hello.Best salmon flavor

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      2patricias 5 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Oh yum - I really want to try this soon! Meanwhile, I am adding it to my Recipe Index for HubPages - and sharing.

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      hifazath 5 years ago

      i tried this recipe and it was husband loved it..great flavors...

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      Jane Harmon 5 years ago

      Terrific marinade. I'm catering for Masters golf tournament guests. Marinated 20 salmon fillets for 12 hours then grilled on my big green egg. Everyone loved it.

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      Natalie 6 years ago

      This was a great dish! I loved it! If anyone wants more salmon recipes, then take a look at this website:

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      Amanda 6 years ago

      I'm making this tonight for a heart-healthy Valentine's Day dinner. Thanks!

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      Hady Kayed 6 years ago

      I tried this recipy last weekend and it was an immediate hit UNBELIEVABLE. Every one enjoyed it and I got great raves. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      Gale Jacko 7 years ago

      Made this last weekend, came out excellent. Everyone enjoyed it and what’d the recipe. Served with Boston Creamed Spinach and Garlic Toast.

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      tre 7 years ago

      Used maple syrup instead of honey! Top notch recipe thanks for sharing :)

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      GSB 7 years ago

      Made this tonight. It was really wonderful. I made no substitutions, except that I didn't use honey.

      Because I'm confident in my grilling, I elected to lay the salmon directly on the grill, skin side down at first, then flipped for the second half of the cooking phase. A good spray on the grill kept it from sticking and it came out perfect with good grill marks.

      The marinade makes this extremely flavorful. Served with rice and steamed cauliflower and broccoli, the latter finished as a pan-seared sauté in garlic and olive oil. I'll happily make this again.

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      Cheryl 7 years ago

      I'm trying this tonight. The salmon is marinating now and the marinade tastes incredible! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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      Mark Fabela 7 years ago

      This recipe sounds great...I'll be trying it tomorrow. Do you use filets wit skin on or off?

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      Riviera Rose 7 years ago from South of France

      This sounds delicious - I just linked to it for my hub karma but am now definitely going to try it soon! Thanks for sharing!

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      Angela Harris 7 years ago from Around the USA

      I'm so glad that everyone is enjoying my grilled salmon recipe. I'm not a huge salmon fan, but this recipe made a believer out of me.

      Jam Jam, yes, you grill the salmon in the foil. The reason I oil the grates is simply for protection in case the foil rips. It makes it easier to clean. But I guess it's not really necessary to oil the grate. A green salad, cucumbers and tomatoes salad, rice pilaf, grilled veggies, risotto, and creamed spinach are all delicious paired with salmon. And asparagus is a classic combo!

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      Jam Jam 7 years ago

      do you grill the salmon while it's still in the foil? I'm confused as to the purpose of spraying both the aluminum foil as well as the grill grates. And any good side ideas? I love asparagus with salmon but I usually just grill some with a soy sauce marinade. Any other ideas?

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      DD 8 years ago

      This is the first time I ever grilled and made salmon as a matter of fact and I have to say it was goooooooooooooooooooooood beyond my capacities! Though i did adjust a few ingredients but used most of them :) absolutely Loveddddd it! ps I added chilli powder to make it hot and it worked like a charm :)

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      Mari Jo 8 years ago

      You know something? I've been trying to find a really good recipe to make salmon, unsuccessfully of course. Until now! My husband was like "Mmmmmm.... that's gooood." But what was really rewarding, was the face that he made. He didn't expect that it would be that tatsty, as the other poor salmon attempts were in the past. I'm glad that's passed. ;-)


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      Ann Martin 9 years ago

      Always glad to have culinary variety. Salmon and salad are one of my food staples. Cant wait to try out this version. Sounds so great i've already attached it to my online favorites for easy retreival!

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      Athlyn Green 9 years ago from West Kootenays

      This sounds mouthwatering! I love salmon.

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      Live N Learn 10 years ago from Las Vegas

      Hi! I just published a hub on salmon recipes. And I am glad when I saw a list of related hubs about salmon. I like to eat any fish--grilled and broiled, especially salmon because I'm an eternal diet-watcher. Lean meat and high-protein stuff is important... By the way, come and visit my salmon :-)

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      Sherry Ann Moon 10 years ago

      I wish to be a member, I love to cook. I plan to use my gift for cooking in my life, Frequently!

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      Angela Harris 10 years ago from Around the USA

      Grill'n Guy, you made my day. Thanks so much for the compliment. I actually am not a salmon fan, as it is too strong for me. But my husband loves it. That is how this grilled salmon recipe came about- so I wouldn't have to cook separate entrees. ;)

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      grill'n guy 10 years ago from San Diego

      My wife is not much of a fish fan and since I love it, I am always looking for recipes she might like that I can do on my Weber Genesis grill. Wow, did she love this one. Great flavors, spice and we get our Omega-3's as well. Thanks for sharing a super recipe. I think I'll link it on one of my Hubs.