Loaded with Omega 3’s and ready in under 30 minutes, this grilled salmon with lemon garlic sauce is sure to please any palate.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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.
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19 thoughts on “Grilled Salmon with Lemon Garlic Sauce”
Delicious and very easy! Sauce makes the recipe!
Will it change the outcome much if I use dried parsley?
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!
Cooked this this week. I grilled my salmon in foil vs straight on grill. Sauce gave it great lemon flavor!
Oh i’m so glad you enjoyed it Lynn!
Excellent recipe. I did what another commenter mentioned – using some of the sauce before grilling and the rest after. It was great.
I love Salmon, it is so tasty, thanks
Hi thanks for this. I like to grill my salmon, & most fish, on a bed of sliced lemons to add flavour & stop it sticking to the grill.
Oh that’s a great idea!
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.
I’m so glad you loved it Annie!!!
Can you use halibut with this sauce as well?
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.
Oh I’m so glad you enjoyed it Susan! Thanks for letting me know!!
I love salmon! Alaska has fresh, wild salmon (all 4 kinds).. :) Will be making this for dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing!
I’m so jealous of Alaska’s salmon!
Made this the other night and LOVED it! Also, the sauce has become my go to salad dressing, so easy!