Quick and Simple Grilled Salmon with Rub

Grilled salmon is one of those dinner entree’s that everyone seems to absolutely adore. It’s simple, it’s fast, and it’s nutritious. It simply cannot get better than that.

Grilled salmon, veggie skewers, greek salad

In my younger years; I played around with baking salmon with a little bit of lemon or wrapping it in aluminum foil which always seemed to be “ok” but never really seemed to wow anyone sitting at the table. I stumbled across a few grilling recipes for salmon. Grilling the salmon really seemed to take it to the next level. This recipe is a mixture of a few I have tried along the way; combined with a few of my favorite spices. Everybody’s plate is licked clean after serving this grilled salmon; including my 8 year old and 11 year old’s.

A few tips to keep in mind when grilling salmon. It is much, much easier to use a griddle on the grill. Do not try to place the salmon right on the grates; you are only going end up with a mess and possibly a few choice words. Also, if you cut up the salmon filet into serving sizes; it will be so much easier to flip and it does not affect the taste whatsoever!

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 filet of salmon (fresh is always better)
  • 1 1/2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp basil
Grilled salmon is one of those dinner recipes that everyone seems to absolutely adore. It's simple, it's fast, and it's nutritious. Grill it on the gas, electic, or charcoal grill!  Learn how to grill your salmon and you'll never go back to the oven again.

Equipment:

Instructions:

  • Mix up the rub first by combining black pepper, sugar, salt, crushed red pepper, parsley, lemon zest, and basil.
  • Cut salmon filet into 4 equal portions.
  • Pour equal portions of the oil over each cut salmon piece. Using clean hands; rub oil into each piece of salmon. (Do not skip this step; otherwise your salmon will stick to the griddle)
  • Sprinkle equal portions of the rub over each salmon piece; rub into salmon with clean hands or the back of a spoon.
Salmon with oil and seasoned rub
  • Place griddle on top of grill. Heat grill (gas or electric) or charcoal to medium heat.
  • Place salmon on griddle. Keep the lid closed.
Salmon on griddle
  • Grill about 5 min. per side; perhaps longer if your filet is thick. Salmon is cooked when it easily flakes. To be sure; use a meat thermometer; cooking to 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Transfer to serving platter and enjoy! Pairs well with grilled asparagus and rice or veggie skewers!

Happy Grilling!

Grilled Salmon
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Quick and Simple Grilled Salmon with Rub

A simple, fast, and nutritious entree the entire family will love. Grilling the salmon really takes it to a whole new level.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy salmon recipe, Grilled Salmon, how long to grill salmon, how to grill salmon, salmon rub recipe, simple salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 631kcal
Author: Angry BBQ

Equipment

  • Grill (electric, gas, or charcoal)
  • Flat Top Griddle
  • Spatula
  • Meat Thermometer

Ingredients

  • 1 Filet Salmon The fresher the better!
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp basil

Instructions

  • Mix up the rub first by combining black pepper, sugar, salt, crushed red pepper, parsley, lemon zest, and basil.
  • Cut salmon filet into 4 equal portions.
  • Pour equal portions of the oil over each cut salmon piece. Using clean hands; rub oil into each piece of salmon. (Do not skip this step; otherwise your salmon will stick to the griddle)
  • Sprinkle equal portions of the rub over each salmon piece; rub into salmon with clean hands or the back of a spoon.
  • Place griddle on top of grill. Heat grill (gas or electric) or charcoal to medium heat.
  • Place salmon on griddle. Keep the lid closed.
  • Grill about 5 min. per side; perhaps longer if your filet is thicker. Salmon is cooked when it easily flakes. To be sure; use a meat thermometer; cooking to 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Transfer to serving platter and enjoy! Pairs well with grilled asparagus and rice or veggie skewers!

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz | Calories: 631kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.3g | Protein: 81.3g | Fat: 31.2g | Saturated Fat: 4.8g | Cholesterol: 226mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 2019mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.7g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg

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