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."

★★★★★ 3 votes
1 Hr
15 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.
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.
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