Mayonnaise Grilled Salmon Recipe

Mayonnaise Grilled Salmon Recipe

The Spruce / Ahlam Raffii

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Yield: 2 fillets
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
918 Calories
83g Fat
1g Carbs
38g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 918
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 83g 107%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 636mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 680mg 14%
*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.)

This recipe for mayonnaise grilled salmon has been around for a while and it's always worth going back to.

Spreading mayo on fish before grilling it may seem odd, but mayo is mostly oil flavored with lemon juice, salt, and sometimes mustard and herbs—exactly the sort of ingredients you might ordinarily coat fish with before grilling it.

And in fact, dilled mayonnaise is an even better choice than regular mayonnaise when making this. The flavor is best when grilled over charcoal, but it's mighty good even if you use a grill pan on the stove.

Ingredients

For the Salmon:

  • 2 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skinless

For the Dilled Mayonnaise:

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise, good quality

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon minced shallot

  • 1/8 teaspoon Tabasco

  • 2 to 3 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

Steps to Make It

Prepare the Salmon

  1. Gather all of the ingredients.

    Mayonnaise Grilled Salmon Recipe ingredients

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  2. Carefully run your finger up the center of the fillet (against the grain) and if you find any pin bones, pull them out with a small pair of needle-nosed pliers.

    check salmon for pin bones

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  3. Pat the fillets dry and set aside.

    Pat the salmon fillets dry

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Make the Dilled Mayonnaise

  1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, sesame oil, shallot, and optional Tabasco. Fold in the chopped dill. Chill until ready to use. You will use 1/2 cup of this mayonnaise for the fish, and the remainder 1/4 cup is to be used as the garnish.

    dill mayo in a bowl

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Grill the Salmon

  1. Lightly spread dilled mayo on both sides of the fillets. Set aside.

    salmon brushed with mayo sauce

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  2. Heat the grill (or grill pan) to medium heat for charcoal and medium-high heat if using a grill pan.

    prepared grill

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  3. Place the fillets on the grill at a diagonal angle and grill for 3 1/2 minutes.

    salmon cooking on the grill

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  4. Using a very thin, wide spatula, rotate each filet 1/2 turn without flipping to create that lovely crosshatch pattern and cook another 3 1/2 minutes.

    salmon cooking on the grill

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  5. Turn fillets over and cook another 3 to 4 minutes depending on how thick they are.

    salmon cooking on the grill

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  6. Serve with a dollop of the mayonnaise and a sprig of dill.

    Mayonnaise Grilled Salmon served with sauce and limes

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