Grilled Lemon-Dill Salmon Fillets

Grilled Lemon-Dill Salmon Fillets
Regarding BBQ, Inc.
  • 21 mins
  • Prep: 8 mins,
  • Cook: 13 mins
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
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Salmon is a delicious, heart-healthy fish. Taking it to the grill enhances its flavors and offers a mildly sweet caramelization to the surface of the flesh. Seasoned with dill, lemon juice, and garlic, this grilled salmon recipe is a wonderful addition to summer cookouts, while fast and convenient enough for weeknight meals.

What You'll Need

  • 2 large salmon fillets (skin on and 1 1/2 inches thick)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL​ grapeseed oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL​ fresh dill (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL coarse ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to medium heat. Combine lemon juice and grapeseed oil together in a bowl. Brush liberally onto skin side and then onto salmon flesh.
  2. Make a rub mixture out of salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Sprinkle onto salmon and then top with chopped dill.
  3. Place salmon flesh side down onto grill grate. Allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, and very carefully using a spatula, work fillets away, on all sides, from grill grate. Once free, gently turn fillets and with cover down, allow fish to cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 to 150 degrees F.
  1. Remove from grill, plate and garnish with lemon slices and additional chopped dill.

If the proposition of turning salmon fillets sounds too cumbersome, you can place the salmon fillets onto a presoaked cedar plank and grill it that way.