grilled seasoned salmon on light blue plate with grilled baby bell peppers; blue napkin under plate; glasses of water in background

Grilled Salmon

Contributor: Jill Silverman Hough

Grilled salmon—yes, please! Here’s how to make sure it comes out juicy, tender, and delicious every time.

  • Author: Jill Silverman Hough
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 (5-6 oz.) salmon fillets, about 3/4-inch thick, without or without skin
  • 1 and 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  1. Prepare a grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat.
  2. Brush the salmon on both sides with the olive oil and sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
  3. Lightly oil the grate and arrange the salmon on top. Close the lid (for a gas grill) and cook until barely opaque throughout, about 4 minutes per side.