Growing up in Alaska, I loved salmon and halibut. Grilling is also a passion, so here is a quick and easy recipe for the best salmon that anyone can do. First timers...try it! Serve with rice and your favorite veggies.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins
1 hr
4 fillets


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Rinse salmon thoroughly and place on a layer of aluminum foil. Pour lemon juice on top. Sprinkle onion and spice seasoning over fillets. Add lemon slices and onion.

  • Place a second sheet of aluminum foil over salmon and tightly secure to ensure moist fish. Place packet on the upper rack of the grill and cook, 15 to 20 minutes. Flip, being careful not to tear the aluminum foil. Continue grilling, about 15 to 20 minutes. If salmon is completely sealed, cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes more.

  • Place salmon on a platter. Peel off skin with a spatula.

Cook's Notes:

If replacing fillets with a whole salmon, fill the cavity with the lemon juice and seasoning. After it's cooked, remove skin gently along the spine and pull meat away from bones. Remove skeleton by slowly pulling up the spine from forward end of salmon. Take your time!

Can be served cold as well!

Nutrition Facts

212 calories; protein 25.1g; carbohydrates 6.8g; fat 9.9g; cholesterol 78.1mg; sodium 60.9mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
I don't know about the best but this did turn out pretty good. I used lime instead of lemon due to personal preference and because I wanted a good crisp on the skin I took it out of the foil and placed it directly on the grate for the last 15 minutes. For my serving I decided to glaze it with Sriracha and that was an excellent choice. The other 3 servings without the Sriracha turned out good too though. Super simple recipe and one worth firing up the grill for. Read More