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How to make smoked salmon on a gas grill – best bbq salmon recipe

Yields5 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time40 mins

Grilled salmon is a sumptuous meal, especially if cooked with the best flavors. With a mixture of herbs and spices, you can make an irresistible meal for the whole family. Here, we have a salmon recipe for the grill that you can check for your next grilling sessions.

Grilled Salmon Recipe

 5 ounces of salmon fillet or meat
 1 ½ tablespoon of honey
 4 tablespoons of olive oil
 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
 1 ½ tablespoon of soy sauce
 2 teaspoons of thyme leaves
 2 tsp of chopped parsley
 ½ tsp of minced garlic
 ¼ tsp of pepper
 ½ tsp of salt
 a dash of cayenne (optional)

Fish out the salmon fillets out of the marinade. Don’t forget to set aside a tablespoon or two of the marinade for later.


Scrape the excess herbs and leaves from the salmon before grilling. This is to avoid burns, especially with garlic bits. It will leave a bad taste on the salmon.


Preheat your grill, be it electric or charcoal. Grilling salmon on gas grill is also possible. Set it in medium heat to avoid burning the fillets while leaving the inside raw. Also, brush the grates with some oil to prevent the salmon from sticking.


Cook the salmon fillets for 5 minutes on each side. Flip it repeatedly until the flesh has an opaque color. If your grill doesn’t reach a high temperature, apply oil multiple times to prevent the salmon from sticking into the grates. The best way to grill salmon is to not keep touching it.


Preheat the oven while you’re searing the salmon fillets. Set the oven in 425 degrees and prepare a pan with a spritz of a cooking spray. This will prevent the salmon from sticking into the pan.


Once the salmon has an opaque color from searing, transfer it to the pan you just prepared. Bake it for another 15 minutes until you see golden brown color. Salmon slices are cooked once it reaches an internal temperature of 145F. You can use a food thermometer if you’re afraid of burning the salmon.


After baking, get the marinade you set aside earlier. Brush it over the baked and grilled salmon fillets for an added savory taste. Grilled salmon doesn’t need to rest and you can eat it right away. Serve grilled salmon with lemon for the best taste.


If you prefer to use wooden skewers on tiny salmon slices, make sure that you soak it in water first.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 5

Servings 5

Amount Per Serving
Calories 248
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g4%

Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 592mg25%
Total Carbohydrate 4g2%
Protein 23g46%

Calcium 1.8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.