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Simple Grilled Salmon

This quick and easy grilled salmon recipe is flavored simply with olive oil, lemon and garlic.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Salmon
Calories: 24kcal


  • Grill


  • 2-4 4 oz salmon filets
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 lemon


  • Prepare the grill. If you have a gas grill, turn it to high heat. If you have a charcoal grill,
    set it up for partial direct high heat. When the grill is hot, clean the grates and wipe with
    cooking oil to prevent the fish from sticking.
  • Prepare the salmon by drizzling olive oil on each filet.
  • Add the salt, pepper and garlic. Squeeze lemon over each filet.
  • Start with the skin side up (flesh side down) and sear on direct high heat for 1-2 minutes.
  • Use a spatula to turn the fish and place over indirect medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
  • Cook until the fish reaches 145 in the thickest part of the filet. The salmon should be
    opaque and flake easily with a fork.


Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1165mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg