Grilled Lemon-Dill Salmon Fillets

Salmon fillet garnished with dill, lime and lemon slices on baking parchment
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  • Total: 21 mins
  • Prep: 8 mins
  • Cook: 13 mins
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
293 Calories
22g Fat
3g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 293
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 1215mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 20g
Calcium 47mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Salmon is a delicious, heart-healthy fish. Taking it to the grill enhances its flavors and offers a mildly sweet caramelization to the surface of the flesh. Seasoned with dill, lemon juice, and garlic, this grilled salmon recipe is a wonderful addition to summer cookouts, while fast and convenient enough for weeknight meals.

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 2 large salmon fillets (skin on and 1 1/2 inches thick)
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill (plus additional for garnish)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat grill to medium heat.

  3. Combine lemon juice and grapeseed oil together in a bowl. Brush liberally onto salmon skin and then onto salmon flesh.

  4. Make a rub mixture out of salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Sprinkle onto salmon and then top with chopped dill.

  5. Place salmon flesh-side down onto grill grate. Allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, and very carefully using a spatula, work fillets away, on all sides, from the grill grate.

  6. Once free, gently turn fillets over. Close cover and allow fish to cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 F to 150 F.

  7. Remove fish from the grill and garnish with lemon slices and additional chopped dill.

Tips

  • To use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder, mince it before adding it to the salt and pepper. Then, using the back of a fork, press the spice mixture into a paste and spread it on the fish. You can also add fresh parsley to the mash.
  • Oil your grill grates before grilling the salmon to make sure it doesn't stick. You can also use a lightly oiled grill pan or grill basket (with holes) to keep the fish intact while still obtaining grill marks.
  • Swap out the dill for thyme like in this grilled salmon with thyme and lemon recipe.

Recipe Variations

  • For a "smoked" version, grill the salmon on a presoaked cedar plank. It will taste much different than the gilled option and can be used in recipes that call for smoked fish.
  • Swap salmon steaks for fillets for a totally different presentation. Shorten the cooking time since you don't have a skin side. And before serving, make sure your guests know to pull the bones from the fish.
  • Try this Mayonnaise Grilled Salmon recipe.

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