Grilled Salmon with Lemon Garlic Sauce

4.24 from 50 votes

Loaded with Omega 3's and ready in under 30 minutes, this grilled salmon with lemon garlic sauce is sure to please any palate.

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My husband and I first discovered wild sockeye salmon during a trip we took to Seattle years back when we were dating. Our vacation just so happened to take place in May, right as the wild sockeye season was in full swing.

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What's the difference between wild and farmed salmon?

On the color side, wild salmon has a darker red color over farmed salmon. When you taste wild salmon has a deeper flavor than farmed salmon and nutrition-wise farmed salmon has similar nutritional benefits but is typically fattier.

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salmon being topped with garnish

To our delight, we dined on the most flavorful, rich and tender salmon of our lives. The recipe I'm sharing with you today brings back so many great memories of Seattle.

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No sockeye salmon available? No worries - this recipe works well with any type of salmon or fish. When possible, always purchase wild salmon but don't skip the fatty fish if it's not available. In fact, studies show that the health benefits of wild salmon outweigh the potential risks of purchasing farm-raised salmon.

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Grilled Salmon with Lemon Garlic Sauce

4.24 from 50 votes
Loaded with Omega 3's and ready in under 30 minutes, this grilled salmon with lemon garlic sauce is sure to please any palette.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 15 mins
TOTAL: 25 mins
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Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

  • 20 oz salmon (cut in 3-4 oz filets)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (grated)
  • 1 zest and juice of lemon
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat a grill (or grill pan) on high heat.
  • Season flesh side of the salmon with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  • When grill is hot, spray with non-stick grilling spray.
  • Place salmon on the grill and cook about 5-6 minutes per side until you reach your desired level of doneness. (I like mine a little pink, especially when it's high quality sockeye.)
  • While fish is cooking, whisk together olive oil, garlic, lemon juice/zest, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle sauce over the fish before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcalCarbohydrates: 2.2gProtein: 30.4gFat: 18.9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 634mg
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18 thoughts on “Grilled Salmon with Lemon Garlic Sauce”

    1. If you're swapping out fresh herbs for dried, just make sure you use 1/3 of what the recipe calls for. And the flavor won't be as strong as using fresh, but it's still an option!

  1. Excellent recipe. I did what another commenter mentioned - using some of the sauce before grilling and the rest after. It was great.

  2. I have be searching and searching for a salmon recipe that doesn't have soy or teryaki. I have also tried other that don't include them, but also disappointed. This is the freshest recipe ever. This recipe was nirvana , for my husbank and myself. Fresh not overpowering the fish. Thank you so much, my search has ended.

  3. Just finished a yummy dinner starring this grilled salmon. So simple, with brightness from the lemon and parsley. I opted to use half the sauce as a marinade before grilling, and drizzled on the balance before serving. This will become one of my go-to salmon recipes.

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