Smothered Grilled Salmon

Debbie Sue


My husband is a big fisherman! He fishes for salmon on Lake Michigan as much as he can. This is my favorite way to prepare his catch! I hope you will give it a try!

Photo is prior to cooking.


★★★★★ 1 vote

1 Hr 5 Min
10 Min


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    salmon fillets with the skin on
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    green onions, sliced very fine
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    your favorite italian salad dressing
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    fresh ground pepper

How to Make Smothered Grilled Salmon


  1. Cut the salmon in serving size portions, and remove any bones with tweezers.
  2. Place pieces of salmon in a baking dish, skin side down. Place a nice thick layer of the sliced green onions on top of the salmon.
  3. Now pour a generous amount of your favorite Italian salad dressing on top of your onion smothered salmon. Careful not to knock the green onions off.
  4. Season with fresh ground pepper.
  5. Cover baking dish with plastic wrap, marinate for at least one hour in the refrigerator.
  6. Prepare your grill. Oil the cooking grate well.
    You will be cooking directly over the hot coals.
  7. On average, fish should cook for 10 minutes per inch. Time your cooking accordingly to the thickness of your fillets. I find my salmon is usually done in about 7 or 8 minutes.
  8. When coals are nice and hot, carefully place your fillets, with onions on cooking grate. Cover grill, and DO NOT TURN FISH!
  9. When fish is done, remove to a platter, trying to keep the onions intact.
  10. This is so yummy, ENJOY!

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About Smothered Grilled Salmon

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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