how to grill salmon

how to grill salmon

Grilling salmon is a straightforward yet delectable way to prepare this nutritious and flavorful fish. Here's a detailed guide on how to achieve perfectly grilled salmon

Grilling salmon is a straightforward yet delectable way to prepare this nutritious and flavorful fish. Here's a detailed guide on how to achieve perfectly grilled salmon

Ingredients

Ingredients

– Salmon fillets, skin-on (about 6 ounces each)

–  – Olive oil or high smoke point oil (canola, avocado, etc.)

  – Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste – Optional seasonings: lemon zest, dill, paprika

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Instructions

Instructions

Preheat the grill

Preheat the grill

Ensure your grill is preheated to medium-high heat, about 375-400°F (190-200°C) for gas grills. For charcoal grills

Prepare the salmon fillets

Prepare the salmon fillets

Rinse the salmon fillets under cold running water to remove any excess moisture. Pat them dry with paper towels to ensure even cooking and prevent sticking.

Season the salmon

Season the salmon

Generously rub both sides of the salmon fillets with olive oil or your desired high smoke point oil. Season generously with salt and pepper, ensuring even distribution.

Grill skin-side down

Grill skin-side down

Place the salmon fillets, skin-side down, directly on the preheated grill grates. Close the grill lid to maintain heat and allow the salmon to cook undisturbed. Grill for 6-8 minutes

Check for skin release

Check for skin release

After 6-8 minutes, gently lift the edge of the salmon skin with a spatula. If it releases easily from the grates, the salmon is ready to flip. The skin should be crispy and golden brown.

Flip and grill flesh-side down

Flip and grill flesh-side down

Confirm doneness

Rest and serve