Salmon Grilling – Recipe with Step by Step Instructions

Grilling salmon, the methods and variations I present to you in this post. This will be a nice fish dish and guaranteed a quick number.

You can prepare your salmon fillet in the oven or on the grill grate in the garden. Grilling in a pan also works, but is less authentic. I’m sure you understand what I mean.

The oven variant of the preparation I show you in the recipe below, there is a cooking video. I wish you now good success and a good appetite!

1. Shopping List for Salmon Grilling

Here follows the handy list for your shopping:

  • Salmon fillet with skin whole —> Order fish market
  • Flame salmon seasoning —> Spice rack or order online
  • Optionally other spices —> Original salt, pepper, brown sugar, chili
  • Olive oil —-> Get supermarket or at the Italian of your confidence
  • Rosemary and Thyme —> From the garden or pot

When shopping for salmon fillet, make sure it is fresh. Fresh fish does not smell and depending on where you live, please prepare the fish promptly.

Salmon fillet comes in different qualities. The price usually determines the origin and higher quality feeding.

Fish buying tip from chef Thomas Sixt
Fresh salmon fillet photographed from above.

2. Preparation Variants for Salmon Grilling

Further down the recipe I show you the variant of preparation in the oven. Therefore, I do not go to this quick number variant here. Here follow the variants grill grate and pan 🙂

2.1 Prepare Salmon Fillet on the Grill Grate

With this method, you can prepare the fillet with or without the skin. I like it better without skin. The use of skewers has proven itself.

I always soak the wooden skewers in cold water for 30 minutes. Then I skewer the fillets in portions on the sticks.

This is so to speak a portion plug-in fish. The fillet can be placed elegantly on the grill grate and turning is child’s play.

Salmon fillet on the grill grate © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

2.2 Grill salmon fillet in the pan

You’ve probably seen these special pans with the grill pattern. You can use such a pan.

The real BBQ master chef shakes his head at something like this, he only likes gas or charcoal 🙂 The transition from frying to grilling is virtually fluid. Do not add fat to the hot pan, put the dry fish fillet and cook at high temperature.

I will show you how to fry salmon elsewhere.


Grilling is cooking by means of radiant or contact heat. Be careful with cured products: Nitrosamines are produced.

Definition from Chef Thomas Sixt

3. Recipe Salmon Grilling

Now let’s get to the practical part of this article. Below I show you step by step the preparation in the oven. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via the comment function at the bottom of the page. Gladly me!

Print Recipe
5 from 25 votes
5 from 25 votes
Salmon Grilling
Instructions with tips from cooking professional Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: BBQ, Fish and Seafood Recipes, Salmon
Cuisine: international kitchen
Keyword: glutenfree
Servings: 2 Portionen
Calories: 1180kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 1 pc Salmon fillet as a whole
  • 1 Sachet Flame salmon spice Optional salt, pepper, sugar, chili
  • 1 pc Lemon I use organic lemon
  • 1 bunch Thyme
  • 1 bunch Rosemary
  • 1-2 tbsp. Olive oil
  • Put the ingredients ready in the kitchen. Take the salmon fillet out of the refrigerator just before preparing. Prepare the spices, herbs and lemon. Preheat oven at grill level 220 ° C.
  • Unwrap salmon fillet and wash under cold running water.
  • Immediately dry the salmon fillet on kitchen paper.
  • Cut salmon fillet in half down the middle and place skin side down on a baking sheet.
  • Season salmon fillet, please use more or less depending on the spice.
  • Place salmon fillet on the oven tray on the penultimate or last rack in the oven.
  • Stand by the stove and monitor the cooking process. Duration approx. 10 minutes. Then remove the baking tray.
  • Arrange the fish pieces on hot plates. I like to sprinkle sesame seeds on top or add some wild garlic oil or garlic oil drop by drop on the plate. Serve quickly, bon appétit!

4. Calories and Nutritional Values

Nutrition Facts
Salmon Grilling
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1180 Calories from Fat 927
% Daily Value*
Fat 103g158%
Saturated Fat 56g350%
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Monounsaturated Fat 29g
Cholesterol 340mg113%
Sodium 712mg31%
Potassium 3368mg96%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 38g76%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

5. Suitable Side Dishes for Grilled Salmon

This dish goes well with: Potato saladcucumber saladfennel saladtomato saladbean salad or coleslaw.

6. More Matching Ideas for Salmon

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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!