BBQ & Grilled Salmon Recipes

The best grilled salmon recipes. See easy marinades and rubs for making this flavorful fish that's perfect for the grill.

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Cedar Plank-Smoked Salmon

Rating: 4.86 stars
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Salmon is a delicate fish that does well when lightly smoked and gently seasoned. Cooking it on a plank over a live fire gives it a great smoky flavor while letting it hold its shape.

Smokey Salmon

Rating: 4.7 stars
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Salmon grilled with a light seasoning of spices with the sweetness of maple syrup! I served with rice and baby carrots.

Balsamic and Rosemary Grilled Salmon

Rating: 4.4 stars
106
This is a quick and easy way to grill salmon. It's wonderful served with baked asparagus with balsamic butter sauce and boiled new potatoes!

Sesame Grilled Salmon

Rating: 4.36 stars
21
Delicious grilled salmon. A very flavorful main dish. Great when served with grilled yellow bell peppers, green beans, and wild rice with herbs.

Maple Teriyaki Salmon Barbeque

Rating: 4.44 stars
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This salmon recipe which was given by my mother is out of this world. Even my husband who hates salmon will eat this. This marinade is also very good on chicken breasts.

Anne's Fabulous Grilled Salmon

Rating: 4.63 stars
97
This is a grilled salmon recipe that is used at the Saint Matthew Parish picnic every year in Seattle, Washington. It works well with any cut of salmon for grilling, however we typically use salmon fillets. Use wild sockeye or king salmon.

Salmon Tango

Rating: 4.46 stars
163
This rich and delicious sweet and sour marinade is simply wonderful with grilled salmon, and quite easy to prepare!

Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon

Rating: 4.72 stars
929
These are salmon fillets in a tasty, tangy sauce with a little heat! Serve with rice and a simple stir-fry of baby corn, shiitake mushrooms and snow peas.
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Grilled Salmon

Rating: 4.67 stars
54
My family eats lots of seafood, and salmon is one of our favorites. This is a quick and delicious recipe that will have a meal prepared in minutes! If you like heat, you may add red crushed peppers or a dash of cayenne!

Smoked Steelhead Trout (Salmon)

Rating: 4.79 stars
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Steelhead trout, also know as freshwater salmon, smoked to perfection with garlic and rosemary flavors. After the overnight marinade and the brine soak, it is all just watching as it smokes.

Pepper-Honey Cedar Plank Salmon

Rating: 4.74 stars
172
I live in Alaska and have 3 sons that love to fish. I have had to come up with some pretty creative ways to prepare salmon, this is by far my family and friends favorite way to eat fresh salmon. I soak an untreated cedar plank in water and bourbon while they are out fishing for the day and fix the barbeque sauce so that's it is ready to get grilling.....

Grilled Salmon Sandwich with Dill Sauce

Rating: 4.6 stars
32
I made this sandwich once, and have been hooked ever since! Once you get a rhythm, this is a quick and easy dinner. And tastes great hot or cold.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our Best Grilled Salmon Recipes

There are many ways you can grill salmon: directly on grates, wrapped in foil packets, threaded onto skewers, or on a plank. Here are five simple tips for getting the best results.

Fennel-Smoked Salmon

Rating: Unrated
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Salmon won’t stick to the grate when it cooks gently on a bed of fennel.

Lime-Marinated Grilled Salmon

Rating: 4.28 stars
73

The fresh lime juice and mustard add a nice tang to this moist and flaky grilled salmon. I came up with this marinade after tasting something similar at a friend's house and it is now one of our favorite ways to do fish. You may also use other firm fish steaks instead of salmon; halibut, tuna and swordfish all work well.