The Best Grilled Salmon


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 fillets


  • 4 salmon fillets

  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon onion and spice seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash® Original Seasoning), or to taste

  • 1 lemon, sliced

  • ½ onion, diced


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

212 Calories
10g Fat
7g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 36mg 179%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 434mg 9%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.