Simplest Grilled Salmon

Simplest Grilled Salmon

For those who love seafood but don’t like to cook it, fearing that the scent will overpower their kitchens, the grill is among the greatest of gifts. And cooking salmon on the grill couldn't be easier. You can use a charcoal or a gas grill, and you only need olive oil, salt and pepper to bring out the salmon's rich flavor. A clean grill is crucial for cooking fish, which doesn’t have a lot of fat, meaning it’s more liable to stick to the grate. Scrape and oil, always.
  • Total:
  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Build a medium-high fire on a clean gas or charcoal grill. (If the grill isn't clean, the salmon will stick to the grate.)
  2. Step 2

    Season the salmon with salt and pepper, lightly oil the grate of the grill, then place the fillets skin-side up over the fire and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, until lightly browned.
  3. Step 3

    Gently flip the salmon over and cook 3 to 4 minutes more for medium rare. You can cook a little longer if you'd like, but take care not to overcook.