How to Grill Salmon Fillets

The following ingredients and materials are needed when grilling salmon fillets. The seasonings indicated can be changed according to personal preferences.

Salmon Fillets




Assorted spices (you can use lemon juice, garlic or others)

A bowl of green salad or rice



Gas or charcoal grill


Paper bag (optional)

String (optional)


Adding Flavor to the Salmon Fillet

Begin by washing the fish under running water (cold). Use a strainer to remove the excess water. Put the fish on a foil. Set it on a plate and add the seasonings. You can add some drops of lemon juice. Or you can just sprinkle a bit of garlic.

For a more exotic taste, try adding some drops of sherry. A simple mix of salt and pepper is all right too. Before you start grilling salmon fillets, cover the fish with the foil. Give it half an hour to absorb the seasonings you added.

Prepare the Grill

If you are using a gas grill, turn it on and set to a temp of 325 degrees F. If you are using a charcoal grill, light it first. Wait for the coals to become red. When the flame has settled, it’s ready.

Add the Mayonnaise to the Salmon Fillet

Get the brush. Use it to scoop some mayonnaise. Rub this against the side of the fish. Put the salmon on the grill. This technique will keep the salmon from getting stuck on the grill. When it’s time for the fish to be flipped, apply mayonnaise on the other side.

Grilling Salmon Fillets

Grill the fish for three minutes. Turn it over. Apply the mayonnaise as described earlier. Grill it for another three minutes. If the salmon is thick, cook each side for five minutes.

When both sides are cooked, position the fish on the hottest section of the grill.

Cook it there for one minute. Flip the fish over. Cook it for another minute. This doesn’t just add flavor to the salmon; it adds grill marks, making the salmon look more polished.

Alternative Method

Instead of the technique used above, you can try the following. After seasoning the salmon fillets, put the fish in a paper bag. Fasten it with the string. Immerse the bag in cold water before grilling salmon fillets.

After dipping, quickly move the bag to the grill. Do not remove the paper bag. It will turn black when set on the grill, but the salmon fillets will be cooked. Turn the bag over after 3 or 5 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish). Next, put the bag on the plate. Remove the bag.

Tips and Warnings

Don’t forget to use oven mitts when grilling the fish. Never turn the fish over until the three minutes are up. This will cause the fish to be undercooked. When grilling, keep small children away from the grill. When using a charcoal grill, maintain a safe distance when setting the flames alight.

When it’s cooked, you can serve the salmon fillets with the salad or rice. When you’re done grilling salmon fillets, you can also serve it with some Chardonay, Chenin Blanc and other beverages.

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