Grilled Salmon, The House Special

Greg Appel


This recipe has long been a family fav. Very easy, with simple ingredients that you can almost always find in the house. Shown here with my " Chilled Asian Cucumber Salad."

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★★★★★ 3 votes
1 Hr
15 Min

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Salmon tends to be a little on the strong side, but the marinade really mellows out the flavor. Slightly sweet and tangy, it's really good! I think this salmon recipe could convert even people that don't care for salmon. Grilling outside added a little smokiness, but cooking it on an indoor grill was great too. You can definitely make this simple salmon recipe year round!


1-2 lb
fresh salmon fillet - skin on
1/3 c
1/4 c
soy sauce
1/4 c
dijon mustard
1/4 c
brown sugar, lightly packed


1Put marinade ingredients together in a large Ziploc bag and mix. Cut fillet in half crossways and place both halves in bag.

2Turn to coat, squeeze air out and seal. Marinate at least 1 hour and longer for more intense flavor.

Step 3 Direction Photo

3Prepare grill for direct heat cooking. When coals are ready, move coal grate to its lowest position from the cooking grate.

If using a gas grill, a medium heat will do.

Adding wood chips for some smoke is optional, but only until you have done it.

Step 4 Direction Photo

4Oil the cooking grate where the fish will be placed.

5Place fish, flesh side down, and grill for 5 mins. Due to variance in grill heat, check the fish by lifting a corner,
if the fish sticks, give it a little more time.

6When done, the fish will pull back from the grate. With a large spatula flip the fish, and cook for another 5 - 7 mins or until fish is cooked through.

You can check for flaking with a fork in the thickest part.
When done move spatula under fish and on top the skin, the fish will slide easily off leaving the skin on the grate.

*The alcohol content is cooked out of the fish, leaving just wonderful flavors.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Collection: Summer Recipes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #salmon, #grilled, #FRESH