'No-Flip' Salmon on Charcoal Grill

'No-Flip' Salmon on Charcoal Grill

A charcoal fire is perfect for grilling salmon, or any fish because the meat quickly picks up a subtle, smoky flavor.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal or preheat a gas grill to medium-high.
  3. Step 3

    Brush flesh side of salmon with oil.
  4. Step 4

    Season salmon with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.
  5. Step 5

    Scatter herbs over the top, and place skin-side-down on the grill.
  6. Step 6

    Close lid and cook without turning for 10 to 15 minutes (depending on thickness), or until salmon is just barely cooked through.
  7. Step 7

    The skin will blacken but will insulate the fish and prevent drying out unless overcooked. The surface of the salmon may appear slightly translucent but should be somewhat firm and very warm to the touch.
  8. Step 8

    Remove, cover with foil, and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  9. Step 9

    Serve with lemon. Herbs can be discarded, or used as a garnish.